Dear Parents, We hope the following summary of the Sunday School lesson will help you in discussing the lesson with your children and in working through this booklet together. SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Genesis 3:1-13; Luke 1:26-38, 46-56
Jesus The Savior of the World
BIBLE STORY SUMMARY: God created people, and He knew they would choose to sin, so He prepared His gift of eternal life. He sent His prophets to tell people, and then sent His Son Jesus to save His people from their sin. When the time was right, He chose Mary, who was pleased to do the work God had chosen for her to do. LESSON FOCUS: To understand my sin has separated me from God and I also need a savior. To understand that God’s gift of eternal life is the greatest gift I could ever receive. WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD: God is holy—He cannot have sin in heaven with Him. God loves me and sent His own dearly loved Son as a sacrifice so I could be with Him. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE LEARNED: What was life like for Adam and Eve? At first, they enjoyed walking and talking with God. When they chose to sin, their spirits--the part of them that enjoyed walking with God—died. They became afraid as their sin came between them and God. Was God surprised when Adam and Eve sinned? No. In fact, even before He created the world, God planned to send His Son to pay the penalty for sin so that people could have eternal life. (I Peter 1:19-20) What is eternal life? Knowing God and Jesus right now and living with God forever in heaven after our bodies die. (John 17:3) When the angel told Mary that God had chosen her to bear His Son, how did she respond? After the angel calmed her fears and explained her part in God’s plan, Mary said she was the Lord’s servant and would do whatever He asked.
Will you believe that you are a sinner and you need the Savior to take your sin away? Will you receive the gift of eternal life now that Jesus has paid for your sin?
See you on Sunday!
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God’s Plan to Send the Savior
The Promised Savior This Week’s Memory Verse For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
December 2, 2012
MONDAY – SIN SEPARATES PEOPLE FROM GOD Today we are looking at God’s Word in Genesis 2:15 to 17 and 3:1 to 13. When God created the world, he made Adam and Eve as the very first people. He planted a garden and walked there every day with Adam and Eve. He told them that they could enjoy everything in the garden except the fruit from one special tree. Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, and they ate from that tree. Then they were afraid of God. Their sin was like a great big wall between them and God.
In the box below, draw a big stick figure for God. Draw stick people for Adam and Eve holding hands with God.
In the box below, put God on the left side. Draw a line down the middle of the box. Write SIN on the line you drew. Draw Adam and Eve on the other side of the wall of sin that you drew.
SATURDAY – THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE Our memory verse is written below, but there is one wrong word in each line! Find the wrong word in each line and cross it out. Then write the correct word above it.
For to you a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the kingdom will be on His shoulders. And He won’t be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty King, Everlasting Son, Prince of Peace. Luke 9:6
Adam & Eve
In the AFTER SIN picture, cross out Adam and Eve’s names and write your name. Which picture do you like best? ________________________________________ Read through our memory verse two times. Can you think of a way to sing these words about Jesus?
FRIDAY – MARY PRAISES GOD Today, we are looking at God’s Word in Luke 1:34 to 55. At first, Mary was afraid when the angel came to visit. She wondered how she could have a baby when she wasn’t even married yet! The angel told her that God would do it all. God’s Spirit would put the child within her. What did the angel say to Mary? (Verse 37)
TUESDAY – GOD’S PLAN TO TAKE AWAY SIN Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, but God was not surprised. Even before He created the world, God made a plan to tear down the wall of sin. God wants people to know Him just like Adam and Eve did before they sinned. Eternal life is knowing God, and knowing Jesus right now. Eternal life is also living with God forever in heaven after our bodies die. Read John 3:16. Fill in the missing words:
N_____________ is impossible with God! What did Mary say to the angel? (Verse 38) Please find someone who is older than I am. I am too afraid. I am God’s Servant. I will do whatever He asks. This can’t happen, I won’t believe you. Later, Mary wrote a song of praise to God for choosing her to be the mother of His Son. (Verses 46 to 55) During the Christmas season we hear a lot of music about when Jesus was born. Do you have a favorite Christmas song? _________________________________________ Now, it’s your turn to be a songwriter. Write 2 or 3 sentences that are your own song of praise to God. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Will you sing your song of praise to God?
For God so __________________ the world that He _______________ His one and only Son, that whoever ________________in Him shall not perish but have eternal ________________. Do you think anyone forced God to come up with a plan to remove sin? Yes
Read Romans 6:23. What is the result (wages) of sin? D______________. God sent Jesus to give us what gift? E______________ L____________. God knew that people could only be truly happy if they had eternal life! He wanted to give us eternal life because He loves us! Eternal life is the best present we will ever receive! We give presents at Christmas to remind us of the present that God sent to earth on the first Christmas! Will you tell God, “Thanks,” that He’s always had a plan for us to know Him?
WEDNESDAY – GOD’S PROPHETS TELL ABOUT HIS SON Many times, God told His people that He would send His Son to take away their sin. God told His messengers, the prophets, to tell about the Savior He would send. Those messages, written as long as 4,000 years ago, are in our Bible. Read Micah 5:2. What is it?
Do you see the name of the town where Jesus was born? __________________________
THURSDAY – THE ANGEL VISITS MARY Read Luke 1:26 to 35. A very long time had passed since God told His prophets to write down His plan to send His Son. Some people thought God forgot His promise. Others watched and waited – God always keeps His promises. Who came to visit Mary? __________________________ (Verse 26) How did Mary feel about the angel’s words? (Verse 29) Happy
God told this to Micah hundreds of years before Jesus was born! Read Isaiah 9:6. (Our memory verse) Match the words that go together to get the names that Isaiah uses for God’s Son. Wonderful Mighty Everlasting Prince of
Peace Counselor God
What did the angel tell Mary to name the baby? (Verse 31)
J ___ ___ ___ ___
The name Jesus means SAVIOR. Jesus was given that name because He came to save His people from their sins!
Read Isaiah 7:14. What other name would be given to God’s Son when He was born?
I ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
How would you feel if an angel came to visit you? _____________________________
Immanuel means GOD WITH US.
Flip back and look at the stick-people pictures you drew on Monday. If you are trusting Jesus to take away your sin, you can cross out the names of Adam and Eve in the BEFORE SIN picture and write your name! Jesus is our IMMANUEL: God With Us. He is God holding our hand, walking and talking with us! How many lines of our memory verse can you say without peeking?
Immanuel Mighty God Wonderful Counselor Prince of Peace Everlasting Father Son of the Most High
This week we have learned many special names for God’s Son. Circle the name that is your favorite. Will you tell Jesus why you like His name? ___________________________________ Will you say, “Thank you,” to God for sending His Son at Christmas?