July 10, 2022
We are concluding our current unit in Children’s Ministry this week. We have been learning that sin separates us from God because God is holy. Sin has broken our relationship with God. Our memory verse for this unit is from Isaiah 6:4. Isaiah has seen God on his throne and responds, “Then I said: Woe is me for I am ruined because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Armies.“
Are you ever tempted to try and impress God or try to earn His love?
This week, we are in 1 Samuel 13-15 as King Saul decides to build an altar and make a sacrifice without waiting for Samuel. In doing this, Saul was seeking to earn the favor of both God and man through his “sacrifice” when God’s desire is for our whole-hearted obedience out of love for Him. Saul proved to be a disobedient king. Fortunately, God sent His Son, Jesus, to be king over everything. Jesus obeyed God perfectly and died so we can be forgiven. God loves us so much that he sent his son to die for us. We don’t have to try and impress God or try to earn His love. We just need to accept His love and forgiveness.
If you want to learn more as a family, try the Family Discussion Guide for questions and activities for families to do together.
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