Reminders & Upcoming Dates
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Nursery & Toddlers
Big Picture Questions
What does is mean to forgive?
To let go of anger towards others.
Who forgives us of our sin?
God forgives us when we turn to Jesus.
The Terrible Lie
Adam & Eve Lose Everything
The Forgiving Prince
Excerpts From Genesis 37-46
Joseph & His Brothers
A New Way to See
Excerpts From Acts 6-9, 12-28, Colossians 2, Romans 8, & Ephesians 2
The Story of Paul
Preschool & Elementary
This Week’s Lesson: Cain and Abel
Romans 10:9 (Preschool)
“Say with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord.’ Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved.”
Genesis 12:12 (Elementary)
“I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
Big Picture Question:
Does God Punish Sin? Yes, but he also gives grace!
What We Learned
This week's lesson was on Noah and the ark he built when the great flood occurred. There was a lot of violence and evil, but not a lot of good people to protect the innocent. So God decided to punish evil by flooding the Earth and all the evil people in it. But Noah was not like the rest. The Bible says he was a righteous man, not like the others. So God punishes the people of the world for their sin by sending a flood. But even though he is punishing mankind, he still chooses to be gracious by allowing Noah and his family to live. Now Noah may not have done the bad things other people of his time did, but he sinned just like everyone else and deserved to be punished as well. But instead God chose to show mercy and allowed Noah to survive. One thing we have to remember is that in order for Noah to have received God’s mercy, he had to trust God and be willing to build the ark. If he hadn’t, he would have ended up as fish food just like everyone else. It was God’s grace that saved him, but it was Noah’s faith that allowed him to accept that gift.
It was God’s grace that saved him, but it was Noah’s faith that allowed him to accept that gift. When Jesus came to Earth, He died for our sins so we get to be with God forever. However, we cannot receive that gift if we do not first place our trust and faith in Christ.