Each week in our Children’s Lesson, we will focus on a single Bible verse. Please help your child to remember to bring the memory verse folders back each week, along with a Bible, as we learn new verses together.
For by grace you have been saved through faith —and it is not from yourselves, it is the gift from God.” Ephesians 2:8
This week, we will talk about how Jesus saves us. Last week, we talked about the tragic truth that every person has sinned and fallen short of the glory God intended for us. Not only did we fall into sin, but we aren’t able to do anything to get rid of our sin and reunite us with God. But the good news is that God gave us the gift of his grace. Jesus did for us what we could never do—live a perfect life and offer himself as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world.
Connect with your child about what it means to ‘accept the gift’ of God’s salvation. There aren’t any magic words when it comes to asking Jesus to save you, but the Bible does teach us that when we see what Jesus has done for us, we should respond to him by confessing and repenting of our sin and putting our whole trust in him as the Lord of our life.
Talk About It
You can discuss this at home with your child:
- Talk about when you first prayed to Jesus. Use plain words to describe what it felt like to confess your sin and how you felt when you believed in Jesus.
- Remind them of the gifts that you give to them just because you love them. Help them see that they never have to earn your affection or your protection. Connect this to God’s even bigger love for them.
Don’t forget that there is an ‘At Home’ sheet in your child’s folder with more ideas to talk about this verse at home!
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