Children’s Church/Family Worship 08-02-2020

Text: 1 Samuel 25:1

Topic(s): The Gospel

Questions to ask in children’s church:

  1. Ask children if they have ever had a pet or family member die.
    1. Does death make you sad?
    2. Do you ever wonder why God allows death?
    3. Read Genesis 3 (NIV is the best translation for children)
  2. Ask the following questions:
    1. Why did God tell Adam and Eve they would have to die?
      1. They disobeyed God.
    2. Why did God make clothes for Adam and Eve?
      1. He covered the shame of their disobedience.
      2. Even though they sinned and would have to die, God cared about them and provided a sin covering.
  3. Read Romans 6:23 and tell the following story:
    1. When we disobey God, we must also die one day.
    2. But, He offers us eternal life as a gift—Jesus offers to cover our sin like God covered the sin of Adam and Eve. It’s a free gift. You don’t have to earn it or be good enough.
    3. If you believe Jesus is alive and confess Him as Lord, you have eternal life.
    4. Don’t try to get children to pray a ‘sinner’s’ prayer or ask Jesus into their hearts. Tell them to talk with their parents or guardians about what this means and invite them to ask questions.

Family worship after Sunday’s sermon:

  1. Read 1 Samuel 25:1 again.
  2. Why do even godly people have to die?
  3. What does it mean to receive eternal life by grace alone?
  4. Have you repented of your sin and believed the Gospel?

Note from the pastor to families:

It is especially important for young men and women to think about the certainty and finality of their own deaths. One day we will all die. It is an inescapable reality. When we die, we will have either built our own kingdoms on this earth and lose everything, or we will have denied ourselves on this earth and gained eternity with Christ. You cannot be good enough for Heaven. That is why Christ’s sacrifice must cover our shame like the clothes God provided Adam and Eve. When we are born again, Christ brings us to repentance and to belief in His Gospel. He frees us from sin. Though these earthly bodies will still perish, we will live forever with our maker and inherit the earth. Repent. The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

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Published by Andrew Paul Cannon

Andrew has been in vocational ministry since 2011 after volunteering from his teens. He has served in the lead pastorate since he was 25. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Ministry with an emphasis on Youth Ministry and a Master’s of Divinity in Christian Ministry with an emphasis on Apologetics. Andrew is currently in pursuit of his Doctorate of Philosophy, where he will specialize in Systematic Theology. Andrew’s wife, Kati, and family serve alongside him.

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