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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

“SOMEBUNNY” SPECIAL

 


1. Introduction
God created all people. He made everyone according to his own special plan. All people are beautiful to God and He desires a relationship with each one of them.
Each one of us was created to be like God in righteousness and holiness.
You are “Somebunny” special!


2. Memory Verse

John 3:16 NKJV
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”


* Activity – Sign Language for verse.

   

3. Man was created special.

Genesis 1:27
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.”
God had just finished creating a beautiful world. He looked around and everything that He created was good. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. Let them rule over all creation.”


God took some clay from the ground and formed man. Then He breathed into the man’s nose and the man became a living being. God named the man Adam.
What was just ordinary clay or dirt, became a living, breathing, and talking human being.


Everything that was made was made by the spoken word of God, except man. God breathed a breath of life into man instead. Only man was created in the image and likeness of God.
After looking at all His creation God realized that there was not a suitable mate for Adam. God said, “It is not good for man to live alone.” God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam. While Adam was asleep God took a rib from him, then He made a woman from the rib that He had taken from Adam.


God allowed Adam to name the woman. The name that Adam chose was Eve.


Man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. God would come down from heaven and walk with Adam and Eve in the evening.


*Activity – Creation Wheel

 

4. Sin Causes Separation

Genesis 3:8 NKJV
“And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”

Everything was perfect until sin entered into the picture. Because of the sin man could no longer enjoy the intimate relationship with God. God is a holy God and sin cannot come into His presence. Sin had separated man from God and it brought spiritual death into the world.


Isaiah 59:2
“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.”


* Activity – Hand out picture of man being separated from God. Have the children draw a picture of themselves in the box. Set aside after finished – we will use it again later.



5. New Life In Jesus
Everyone has sinned and that means that we have been separated from God and are spiritually dead. We must experience new life in Jesus if we want a relationship with God – we must be born again.


When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become a new creation. We are restored, by Jesus, to what God had originally created us to be. Everything about our lives change, because we are transformed into the likeness of Christ.


2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”


Just like a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, we too are changed when we accept Jesus as our Savior. God transforms a person from being a sinner who does not know God and who does wrong into a person who loves God and wants to do right.


Instead of doing and living the way we what to, we live to be like Jesus. Our desire is to please Him. Instead of looking at people, things and the world through our eyes we see everything through the eyes of Jesus. Everything about us becomes new!


6. Craft -Egg Carton Caterpillar or Rock Caterpillar or Pom Pom Caterpillar

7. God Loved Us So Much
God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay our penalty for our sins.
As Jesus hung on the cross, God laid on Him the sins of the whole world – all our sins were put on the sinless Son of God.
Through Jesus’ shed blood on the cross, we can be forgiven.


* Activity – Hand out paper crosses and have the children glue them on their papers.



8. Craft – Bunny Paper Bag Puppet



9. Born Into God’s Family
Each one of us must be born again (to have our sins forgiven). We must experience the new birth that we receive when we admit that we have sinned and ask Jesus to forgive us. When we experience new birth, we become part of the family of God – we are born into His family.


John 1:12 NKJV
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”


The first thing that we must do is admit that we have sinned against a holy God. Then we must be willing to turn from our sin and believe that only Jesus can forgive us of our sins. When we admit that we have sinned, believe that Jesus can forgive us of our sins and confess our sins to Him, God will forgive us and we will experience a new birth. We are not the same – we are changed by the power of God.


* Activity – Write a prayer to God.


* Pray with the children.

Through Jesus we can truly be made new.


10. Craft – Pony Bead Rabbit

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Supplement To Arrows Bible Study “Born Into God’s Family”

COMPASS 1Applying Bible Verses To My Life

1. John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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2. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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3. John 3:3 NKJV

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ ”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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4. Romans 3:23 NKJV

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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5. John 3:16-17 NKJV

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

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6. John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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7. Romans 12:2 NKJV

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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8. Matthew 12:33-37 NKJV

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you , being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasures of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasures brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment, and by your words you will be condemned.’ ”

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9. Ephesians 5:3-5 NKJV

“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

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Born Into God’s Family

born into God's family 

Bible Text:

John 1:12

2 Corinthians 5:17

John 3:3

John 19:38-42

Romans 3:23

John 3:16-17

John 1:12

Romans 12:2

Matthew 12:33-37

Ephesians 5:3-5

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Made New

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become a new creation. We are restored by Jesus to what God had originally created us to be. Everything about our lives change, because we are transformed into the likeness of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Just like a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, we too are changed when we accepted Jesus as our Savior. God transforms a person from being a sinner who does not know God and who does wrong into a person who loves God and wants to do right. Instead of doing and living the way we what to, we live to be like Jesus. Our desire is to please Him. Instead of looking at people, things and the world through our eyes we see everything through the eyes of Jesus. Everything about us becomes new!

Born Again

Late one night one of the religious leaders named Nicodemus went to speak to Jesus. Nicodemus recognized Jesus as a teacher sent from God. As Jesus was explaining the Scriptures with him, He said something Nicodemus did not understand. Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they have been born again. Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus was talking about. How could a person be born again?”, he wondered. People today still ask that same question.

John 3:3 NKJV

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ ”

Nicodemus had never heard about “being born again.” Jesus explained to Nicodemus that you must be spiritually born again. He had a hard time fully understanding that it isn’t enough just to know God. Jesus told him that he had to begin a new life by being “born again.” Jesus continued to explain to Nicodemus who He was and what was going to happen to Him and why. Nicodemus listened very carefully to Jesus as He spoke. After the things that Jesus spoke about came true (after Jesus’ crucifixion) Nicodemus helped prepare the body of Jesus for burial.

John 19:38-42 NKJV

“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.

Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.”

Nicodemus had believed the things that Jesus told him and he was born again! Like Nicodemus we must believe in Jesus in order to be born again.

New Life In Christ

In the beginning God made everything and it was good. God would come down from heaven and walk with Adam and Eve in the evening. Man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. Everything was perfect until sin entered into the picture. Because of the sin man could no longer enjoy the intimate relationship with God. God is a holy God and sin cannot come into His presence. Sin had separated man from God and it brought spiritual death into the world.

Romans 3:23 NKJV

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

Everyone has sinned and that means that we have been separated from God and are spiritually dead. We must experience new life in Jesus if we want a relationship with God – we must be born again. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to pay our penalty for our sins. As Jesus hung on the cross, God laid on Jesus the sins of the whole world upon Him – all our sins were put on the sinless Son of God. Jesus suffered much on the cross then He died. Jesus took our punishment for our sins upon Him and the blood that He shed made a way for us to be forgiven.

John 3:16-17 NKJV

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Each one of us must be born again (to have our sins forgiven). We must experience the new birth that we receive when we admit that we have sinned and ask Jesus to forgive us. When we experience this new birth we become part of the family of God – we are born into His family.

John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

The first thing that we must do is admit that we have sinned against a holy God. Then we must be willing to turn from our sin and believe that only Jesus can forgive us of our sins. When we admit that we have sinned, believe that Jesus can forgive us of our sins and confess our sins to Him, God will forgive us and we will experience a new birth. We are not the same – we are changed by the power of God.

Transformed By The Word

God’s Word shows us how we really are and how we should be. We must allow the Word of God to transform us into the image of Christ. When we look at ourselves through the mirror of God’s Word and submit ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit, we are gloriously transformed more and more into Christ’s image.

Romans 12:2 NKJV

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Christians must not allow the world to set their standards or morals. They are to be transformed by the renewing of their minds. All Christians are called to lives of holiness. It is a commandment from God – not a suggestion. Holy living shows our true identity. After a person accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior they are no longer of this world – they belong to God. Each person will stand before God and give an account for the way that they lived. For the things that they did, didn’t do.

Fellowship With Christ

Just as fruit is produced on the branches of a healthy tree or vine, so spiritual fruit comes from the life of a believer in close daily fellowship with Jesus. If we desire to have good fruit in our lives we must remain in Christ.

Matthew 12:33-37 NKJV

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you , being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasures of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasures brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment, and by your words you will be condemned.’ ”

Ephesians 5:3-5 NKJV

“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”

The goodness of our fruit depends on how spiritually healthy and strong we are. The Holy Spirit who lives inside of the believer desires to produce good fruit in us and through us, however we must submit to Him in order for this to take place.

Memory Verse

John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

Life Application

When I receive salvation I become a child of God.

Review

1. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become a __________ ______________.

2. At salvation we are transformed into the likeness of Christ. What does that mean?

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3. “Therefore, if anyone is in ____________, he is a new creation; old things have _____________ ________ ; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

4.Late one night one of the religious leaders went to speak to Jesus. What was his name?

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5.Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they have been born again. What does born again mean?

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6. After Jesus’ crucifixion, what did Nicodemus do?

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7. In the beginning man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. What happened to change that?

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8. Sin __________________ man from God and it brings spiritual death.

9. What must we experience if we want a relationship with God?

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10. On the cross, Jesus…

* paid our ______________ for our sins.

* suffered much then He __________.

* took our ____________________ for our sins upon Him.

* shed His ______________ to make a way for us to be forgiven.

11. At salvation a person is born into ________ family

12. We must admit that we have sinned against a holy God. What does that mean?

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13. God’s __________ shows us how we really are and how we should be.

14. Christians must not allow the world to set their standards or morals. What does that mean to you personally?

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15. Are all Christians called to live a life of holiness?

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16. Each person will stand before God and give an ________________ for the way that they lived.

17. The Holy Spirit who lives inside of the believer desires to produce good fruit in them. What does “good fruit” mean?

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Children Of God

CHILDREN OF GODMemory Verse: John 1:12

Life Application: You can become a child of God through believing in Jesus.

Bible Text

2 Corinthians 5:17

John 3:3

John 19:38-42

John 1:12

Romans 12:2

2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become a new creation. We are restored by Jesus to what God had originally created us to be. Everything about our lives change, because we are transformed into the likeness of Christ.

Just like a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, we too are changed when we accepted Jesus as our Savior. God transforms a person from being a sinner who does not know God and who does wrong into a person who loves God and wants to do right.

Instead of doing and living the way we what to, we live to be like Jesus. Our desire is to please Him. Instead of looking at people, things and the world through our eyes we see everything through the eyes of Jesus. Everything about us becomes new!

We Must Be Born Again – The Story of Nicodumas

John 3:3 NKJV

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ ”

Late one night one of the religious leaders named Nicodemus went to speak to Jesus. Nicodemus recognized Jesus as a teacher sent from God. As Jesus was explaining the Scriptures with him, He said something Nicodemus did not understand. Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they have been born again. Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus was talking about. How could a person be born again?”, he wondered. People today still ask that same question.

Nicodemus had never heard about “being born again.” Jesus explained to Nicodemus that you must be spiritually born again. He had a hard time fully understanding that it isn’t enough just to know God. Jesus told him that he had to begin a new life by being “born again.”

Jesus continued to explain to Nicodemus who He was and what was going to happen to Him and why. Nicodemus listened very carefully to Jesus as He spoke. After the things that Jesus spoke about came true (after Jesus’ crucifixion) Nicodemus helped prepare the body of Jesus for burial.

John 19:38-42 NKJV

“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.”

Nicodemus had believed the things that Jesus told him and he was born again! Like Nicodemus we must believe in Jesus in order to be born again.

The New Birth

In the beginning God made everything and it was good. God would come down from heaven and walk with Adam and Eve in the evening. Man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God.

Everything was perfect until sin entered into the picture. Because of the sin man could no longer enjoy the intimate relationship with God. God is a holy God and sin cannot come into His presence. Sin had separated man from God and it brought spiritual death into the world.

Everyone had sinned and that means that we have been separated from God and are spiritually dead. We must experience new life in Jesus if we want a relationship with God – we must be born again.

God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to pay our penalty for our sins. As Jesus hung on the cross, God laid on Jesus the sins of the whole world upon Him – all our sins were put on the sinless Son of God. Jesus suffered much on the cross then He died. Jesus took our punishment for our sins upon Him and the blood that He shed made a way for us to be forgiven.

Each one of us must be born again (to have our sins forgiven). We must experience the new birth that we receive when we admit that we have sinned and ask Jesus to forgive us. When we experience this new birth we become part of the family of God – we are born into His family.

John 1:12 NKJV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

The first thing that we must do is admit that we have sinned against a holy God. Then we must be willing to turn from our sin and believe that only Jesus can forgive us of our sins. When we admit that we have sinned, believe that Jesus can forgive us of our sins and confess our sins to Him, God will forgive us and we will experience a new birth. We are not the same – we are changed by the power of God.

We Are Transformed

God’s Word shows us how we really are and how we should be. We must allow the Word of God to transform us into the image of Christ. When we look at ourselves through the mirror of God’s Word and submit ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit, we are gloriously transformed more and more into Christ’s image.

Romans 12:2 NKJV

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Christians must not allow the world to set their standards or morals. They are to be transformed by the renewing of their minds. All Christians are called to lives of holiness. It is a commandment from God – not a suggestion. Holy living shows our true identity.

After a person accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior they are no longer of this world – they belong to God. Each person will stand before God and give an account for the way that they lived. For the things that they did, didn’t do, said, thought, etc.

 

Review

1. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become a new _________________.

2. We are restored by Jesus to what God had ____________________ created us to be.

3. Everything about our lives change, because we are transformed into the ________________ of Christ.

4. Just like a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, we too are ______________ when we accepted Jesus as our Savior.

5. Everything about us becomes ________!

6. A religious leader named ___________________ went to speak to Jesus.

7. He recognized Jesus as a teacher sent from __________.

8. Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can see the kingdom of God unless they have been ___________ _____________.

9. You must be __________________________ born again.

10. After Jesus’ crucifixion, Nicodemus helped do what?

11. There was a time that God would come down from heaven and do what?

12. Everything was perfect, even man’s relationship with God, until what?

13. What keeps people from having an intimate relationship with God?

14. Sin cannot enter into God’s presence because God is ____________.

15. Sin separated man from God and it brought spiritual _____________ into the world.

16. Who has sinned?

17. What must a person do if they want a relationship with Jesus?

18. Jesus took __________ punishment for our sins upon Him on the cross and the blood that He shed made a way for _______ to be forgiven.

19. Write out a prayer asking for forgiveness or a prayer of rededication.

20. What shows us what we really are?

21. We must allow the Word of God to __________________ us into the image of Christ.

23. What should set the morals and standards of a Christian’s life?

24. Each person will stand before God and give an _________________ for the way that they lived.

25. Spiritual fruit comes from what?

26. The goodness of our fruit depends on how spiritually _________________ and ________________ we are.

27. The __________ ______________ who lives inside of the believer desires to produce good fruit in us and through us, however we must _______________ to Him in order for this to take place.

28. After our new birth God expects us to do what?

 

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The New Birth

THE NEW BIRTHThe New Birth

Memory Verse: John 1:12

Life Application: We can become a child of God through new birth.

Bible Text:  John 1:12

In the beginning God made everything and it was good. God would come down from heaven and walk with Adam and Eve in the evening. Man enjoyed a very intimate (close) relationship with God. Everything was perfect until sin entered into the picture. Because of the sin man could no longer enjoy the intimate relationship with God. God is a holy God and sin cannot come into His presence. Sin had separated man from God and it brought spiritual death into the world.

Everyone has sinned and that means that we have been separated from God and are spiritually dead. We must experience new life in Jesus if we want a relationship with God – we must be born again. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to pay our penalty for our sins. As Jesus hung on the cross, God laid on Jesus the sins of the whole world upon Him – all our sins were put on the sinless Son of God. Jesus suffered much on the cross then He died. Jesus took our punishment for our sins upon Him and the blood that He shed made a way for us to be forgiven.

Each one of us must be born again (to have our sins forgiven). We must experience the new birth that we receive when we admit that we have sinned and ask Jesus to forgive us. When we experience this new birth we become part of the family of God – we are born into His family.

 

John 1:12  NKJV     “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

      The first thing that we must do is admit that we have sinned against a holy God. Then we must be willing to turn from our sin and believe that only Jesus can forgive us of our sins. When we admit that we have sinned, believe that Jesus can forgive us of our sins and confess our sins to Him, God will forgive us and we will experience a new birth. We are not the same – we are changed by the power of God.

Review

1. There was a time that God would come down from heaven and do what?

2. Everything was perfect, even man’s relationship with God, until what?

3. What keeps people from having an intimate relationship with God?

4. Sin cannot enter into God’s presence because God is ____________.

5. Sin separated man from God and it brought spiritual _____________ into the world.

6. Who has sinned?

7. What must a person do if they want a relationship with Jesus?

8. Jesus took __________ punishment for our sins upon Him on the cross and the blood that He shed made a way for _______ to be forgiven.

9. Write out a prayer asking for forgiveness or a prayer of rededication.

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Wells Of Healing

WEEK 8Wells of Healing

Memory Verse: Matthew 9:35

Bible Truth :  God is concerned about out physical and emotional health.

 

1. Open in prayer

 

2. Introduction – God is Concerned About Out Physical And Emotional Health

God is not only concerned about our spiritual health, but He is also concerned about out physical and emotional health. Throughout time God has provided healing in many different ways. Heal means to make whole, sound, or well; to bring back to health; to cure.

Jesus used many different methods in His healing ministry. Sometimes the people were healed because of their faith, sometimes because of someone else’s’ faith. Sometimes He prayed for them, sometimes He commanded the sickness to come out of them. Sometimes He laid His hands on them and sometimes they touched Him.

Like salvation, healing is provided to us through Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 53:5  NKJV     “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

 

1 Peter 2:24  NKJV     “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed.”

      God still heals people today, and He still uses many different methods.

 

3. Praise and Worship Songs

1. ______________________________________

2. ______________________________________

4. Memory Verse

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”

Matthew 9:35  NKJV

5. A Gentile Mother’s Faith Brings Healing

Mark 7:29  NKJV     “Then He said to her, ‘For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.’ ”

      After a confrontation between Jesus and some of the Jewish leaders, Jesus took His disciples to an area quiet a distance away. There He intended to rest and teach His disciples. He went to a house where He hoped that no one would disturbed them. However, that did not happen.

One day while Jesus was teaching His disciples a woman came to Jesus and asked and asked and Him to cast a demon out of her daughter.

Jesus was in the middle of teaching (feeding) His disciples (His children). Jesus told the woman that it was not right to stop in the middle of feeding your children and give their (your children‘s) food to dogs.

The woman was not offended by what Jesus said to her – She understood what He meant. The woman replied to Jesus that even during the meal the little dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the children’s plates onto the floor.

Jesus rewarded the woman’s faith and persistence by healing her daughter. Jesus told the woman to go home and that the demon had left her daughter.

The woman returned to her house to find her daughter just like Jesus had said – the demon was gone!

Mark 7:24-30  NKJV     “From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said to her, ‘Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” she answered and said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.’ Then He said to her, ‘For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.’ And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.”

 

6. Simon’s Mother-In-Law

Mark 1:31  NKJV     “So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.”

      One day after Jesus left the synagogue He went to Simon’s house. As soon as Jesus arrived at the house they told Him about Peter’s mother-in-law who was sick with a fever. The people at Simon’s house had faith in Jesus and they believed that He could heal Simon’s mother-in-law. Jesus went to the woman and took her by the hand, Immediately the fever was gone and her strength returned to her. The woman got up and served Jesus and His followers.

7. Game – “Take Up Your Bed And Walk”

Matthew 9:1-8  NKJV     “So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city.
Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house.  Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.”

Need: 2 sleeping bags or blankets rolled up.

Divide the class into two teams and line the teams in two rows. Give the first person on each team a bed roll. At the signal run to the front and say, “Take up your bed and walk”,  then they will run back to their team and give the bedroll to the next person and they will repeat the process. The team that finishes first is the winner.

8. Healings In Capernaum

Luke 4:41  NKJV     “…and He laid His hands on every one of them and He healed them.”

      Late one evening when Jesus was in Capernaum the people came to see Him. They brought to Jesus everyone that was sick. Jesus laid His hands on everyone of them and healed them.

Jesus took the time to personally lay hands on each one of them and to pray for each one of them. The Bible tells us that each one (every one) of them were healed. The people that had brought the sick people to Jesus had faith in Him and His ability to heal the sick.

 

9.Man With A Paralyzed Hand

Luke 6:10  NKJV   “And when He had looked around at them, He said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.”

      Once when Jesus went to the synagogue He saw a man with a withered hand there. The Pharisees watched Jesus very closely while He was in the synagogue. They were hoping to catch Jesus doing something that they thought was wrong or against the law.

Jesus knew what the Pharisees were thinking so He asked the man with the withered hand to stand up in front of everyone. Then Jesus asked the Pharisees if it was lawful to do good on the Sabbath. The Pharisees would not answer.

Then Jesus told the man to stretch out his withered hand. As he did, his hand was restored, he was made well. When the people and the Pharisees saw what happened (the healing of the man’s withered hand) they became very angry. They thought that Jesus had violated the Law of Moses, however He had not.

 

10. Miraculous Healings

Mark 6:56  NKJV     “Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. As many as touched Him were made well.”

      Jesus had a healing ministry which was widespread. Everywhere that Jesus went the people would carry sick people to a spot that they thought Jesus would walk by. They believed that Jesus had power to heal the sick. The people begged Jesus to allow the sick people to touch the hem, the tassel, of His garment. The Bible tells us that everyone of them that touched it was made well.

11. Game – “Touch The Tassel Relay Race”

When the Bible makes reference to the hem of Jesus’ garment, it is referring to the tassels on His prayer shawl.

Matthew 9:35  NKJV     “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”

Need: 2 prayer shawls or larges pieces of cloth or scarves.

Divide the class into two teams and line the teams in two rows. Give the first person on each team a prayer shawl (or a piece of cloth / scarf). At the signal the first person will put on the prayer shawl and run to the front and say the memory verse, then run back to their team and give the shawl to the next person and they will repeat the process. The team that finishes first is the winner.

 

12. Man By The Pool

John 5:9  NKJV     “And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked…”

      As Jesus walked by the Sheep Gate on His way into Jerusalem He saw a man laying on one of the porches by the pool of Bathesda. This man had had an infirmity for thirty-eight years.

The pool of Bathesda was a double pool that was surrounded by five porches. During this time many sick people lay beside the pool and waited for the water to move. At certain times an angel would come down and stir up the water in the pool. Whoever stepped in the water first after it was stirred up would be healed.

Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be made well. The man did want to be made well but he did not have anyone to put him into the pool when the water was stirred up. Jesus told the man to take up his bead and walk. Immediately the man was healed and he took up his bed and walked.

 

13. Deaf-Mute Man

Mark 7:35  NKJV     “Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.”

      As Jesus was traveling through the Sea of Galilee the people brought a man who was a deaf-mute. They begged Jesus to lay His hands on the man and heal him.

Jesus took the deaf-mute aside, away from the crowd. Then He put His finger in the man’s ear and He put spit on His finger and touched the man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and then said to the man, “Be opened.” Immediately the man’s ears were open and his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.

 

14. Game – “God Heals In Many Ways”

God heals in many different ways.

* sometimes the healing comes through doctors and medications

* sometimes the healing is miraculous- a miracle / without the help of a doctor

* sometimes the healing is immediate

* sometimes the healing is a process – it takes time

* sometimes the healing comes through death – This is one way that we do not like to consider, however it is a reality.

We must trust God no matter what way He chooses to heal. There will be times that we do not understand why He choose a certain way, but we must hold on to the truth that He is God and He see the “bigger picture”. God has a plan for every person born and we will never know the entire plan. Understanding will only come after we are in heaven. We must remember that God loves us and He wants the very best for us.

    Isaiah 55:8-9  NKJV     ““For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Need: 1 empty medication bottle and music.

Have the children stand in a circle. Give one of the children the empty medication bottle. When the music starts they are to pass the bottle around the circle. When the music stops the child holding the bottle is out of the game. Restart the game and continue to play until only one person is left or until time runs out.

 

15. Naaman

2 Kings 5:14  NKJV     “So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”    

       A general in the Syrian army, name Naaman, had leprosy. He was the highest ranking officer in the Syrian army. Naaman was a man of high social standing and importance, even to the king himself.

2 Kings 5:1 NKJV     “Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper.”

          Despite Naaman’s great importance, his leprosy could eventually lead to his separation from society. Leprosy was contagious and incurable causing Naaman to be in a hopeless situation. Even though Naaman was a man of high rank, influence and riches he was still a desperate man.

2 Kings 5:2-3  NKJV     “And the Syrians had gone on raids, and brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, ‘If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.’ ”

 

A young girl that was taken captive from Israel was a servant to Naaman’s wife. One day this young girl told Naaman’s wife about a prophet in Samaria that could help Naaman.     

2 Kings 5:4-6   NKJV     “And Naaman went in and told his master, saying,

‘Thus and thus said the girl who is here from the land of Israel.’

Then the king of Syria said, ‘Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.’

So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand

shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing.

Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which said,

Now be advised, when this letter comes to

you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to

you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.”

         Naaman told the king what the young girl had said about the prophet. The king instructed Naaman to go to the prophet for help. When  Naaman arrived at Elisha’s house to ask to be healed, instead of meeting Naaman himself, Elisha sent his servant to tell him.The servant told him that

Elisha said to wash in the Jordan River seven times.

2 Kings 5:11-13  NKJV    “But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, ‘Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ “ ‘Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?’ So he turned and went away in a rage.And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, ‘My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more than, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean?’ ‘ ”

          When Elisha did not do things the way Naaman thought he should, he turned around to go back home, angry and unhealed. Finally, Naaman humbled himself and listened to the good advise of his servants. He obey the prophet, Elisha, by doing what he was told.

 

2 Kings 5:14  NKJV     “So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”

           Naaman almost let his pride get in the way of receiving his healing. When Naaman stepped out in obedience he was healed of his leprosy. God used the prophet and Naaman’s obedience to heal the leprosy.

 

16. Game – Jig-Saw Puzzle Race

Need: 2 poster boards – different colors

Write the memory verse on two poster boards (different colors), then cut them into jigsaw puzzle pieces (cut them each into 6 or 7 large pieces).

Divide the group into two teams. Line up the two teams in rows. Tell each team what color their puzzle will be. Place the puzzle pieces for the puzzles in a pile a short distance in front of the lines. At a signal the first person on each team must go to the puzzle pieces and get one of their pieces then run back to their team. The process will continue until they have all their pieces and have their puzzle put together.

The team that finishes first is the winner.

17. Worship Song – _____________________________

 

18. Challenge and Altar Obedience Points To Faith

Naaman was healed because he finally humbled himself and was obedient to God. By being obedient he showed his faith in God to heal him. He placed his trust in God.

When we humble ourselves and place our faith in God for salvation, through Jesus, we can receive forgiveness of our sins. We must believe in order to be healed and we must believe in order to be saved.

Believing means accepting something as true or real so that it affects what a person thinks  and how they live.

 

John 3:16  NKJV     “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 1:12  NKJV     “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

Acts 16:31   NKJV     “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved”

Have you believed in Jesus for salvation?

Is what you believe affecting your life in a positive way?

Do you need a healing touch from God? Does someone you know need a healing touch?

19. Crafts 

20. Refreshments or a light meal. 

21. Dismissal

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Preparing For Our Kinsmen Redeemer 

Preparing For Our Kinsmen Redeemer

Memory Verse: Ruth 3:3

Life Application: We must prepare to meet Jesus.

 

Ruth 3:3 NKJV     “Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor”

     Ruth prepared herself to meet her kinsmen redeemer. We must prepare to meet our Kinsmen Redeemer also. We too, must wash ourselves, anoint ourselves, put on our best garment, and lay at the feet of our Redeemer.  You must cleanse yourself with the blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s gift to you. God gave us the gift of salvation through the precious blood of His only Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:16 ).  You must remove sin stains. Remove the things from your life that do not please God. Go through your life with the Holy Spirit and say to  Him, “Holy Spirit, Does this cause You to grieve?” If you are listening to Him, you will hear His answer. Once you hear from the Holy Spirit, you must act upon what you hear- no matter how hard it may seem.

 1 Corinthians 5:7  NKJV     “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”

2 Corinthians 5:17  NKJV     “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 

     You must purify yourself. To purify means to make clean, spotless, to not be mixed with anything else, unadulterated, genuine, chaste, and keeping the same qualities or characteristics.

James 4:8  NKJV     “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners: and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

 1 Corinthians 6:9  NKJV    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?”

     God is calling His people to purity. As a Christian we should have the same qualities and characteristics of Jesus Christ. We should be “Christ-like.” You must set yourself apart for holy purposes. Anointing is an act of consecration, dedication and worship. It is symbolic of the inner working of the Holy Spirit. When we are anointed by God we are set aside for a holy purpose.

Isaiah 10:27  NKJV     “It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from his shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.”

     You must consecrate yourself to God. A person can not give God anything great enough to gain (earn) forgiveness for sin. Salvation is a gift, paid by the blood of Jesus Christ.  When you receive forgiveness you become a child of God.

John 1:12  NKJV     “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”

     After salvation you can give God something – yourself. Consecration is giving yourself and all that you have to God, with nothing held back. You give yourself and all that you have to God for Him to use however He chooses. The Word of God calls this “living sacrifice” our “reasonable service” and urges us to give this gift to God.

Romans 12:1  NKJV     “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”

     You must dedicate yourself to God. Dedicate means to be sat apart for a sacred or solemn purpose. When you dedicate yourself to God, you exchange your ways, thoughts, purposes and desires for His, on purpose.  When you are dedicated to God, you are devoted to Him. When you are devoted to God you will shut out everything that is not of Him. You will be loyal and faithful. You become His – you do not belong to yourself.

1 Corinthians 6:19  NKJV     “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”

     You must give yourself in worship to God. Worship is giving great honor and reverence to something or someone. When you worship God, you are giving Him great honor and reverence (respect). When you worship God you are telling Him that you love Him, admire Him, adore Him, and consider Him precious. God is worthy of our worship and He desires for us to worship Him.  God does not desire for us  to mix the things of the world (ideals of the world) with our worship to Him. God desires a pure worship – He desires for us to worship in spirit and to worship in truth.

John 4:23-24  NKJV     “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth: for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

     Anointing represents consecration, dedication, and worship. When we are consecrated to God, dedicated to God, and truly worship God, the yokes will be destroyed! God anointed Jesus with power (Acts 10:38) and God desires to anoint each of us with the same power. You must saturate yourself with the presence of the Holy Spirit. When we are saturated, and overshadowed, with the presence of the Holy Spirit wonderful and mighty things happen. We should never stop asking for more of the Holy Spirit. We will never have enough or too much. God desires to fill us, to saturate us, continually with His Holy Spirit.

John 3:34  NKJV     “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.” 

     You must not become complacent with the things of God and with His Holy Spirit. Complacent means pleased with oneself or what one has, and self-satisfied.  Five of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-5) were complacent and it cost them everything. They were satisfied with the amount of oil that they had. Complacency costs. If as an individual we are satisfied with the amount of oil (the presence of the Holy Spirit) that we have, we will loose out – just like the five virgins. You must put on the garment of sanctification. God desires for us to be sanctified – to be set apart from the world. There must be a difference between the child of God and the world. God provided us with cleansing (salvation) and He sent His Spirit (anointed us with power) to help us overcome sin ( temptation / evil), but He does expect us to do our part. He expects each one of us to be different from the world. We can not be part of God’s kingdom while holding onto the world (the things of the world) at the same time. You cannot love the world and love God at the same time!

1 John 2:15  NKJV     “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

 John 14:15  NKJV     “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

      There are no “gray areas” with God. You are either saved or unsaved, it is either a sin or it is not a sin, you are either “hot” or you are “cold”. Lukewarm people are a “bad taste” in the mouth of God.

Revelation 3:15-16  NKJV     “I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then , because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot. I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Ruth 3:9  NKJV     “And he said, ‘Who are you?’ So she answered, ‘I am Ruth, your maidservant . Take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a close relative.”

     Ruth went to the feet of Boaz and laid down. She asked him to spread His cloak over her (take her under his wings.) She was willing to come under his authority. Ruth desired to be his bride and she desired to be redeemed. If we want our Redeemer to act on our behalf we too must do as Ruth.

* We must go to the feet of Jesus and lay down everything.

* We must lay down our sins, our wills, our ways, our hopes, our dreams.

* We must ask Him to spread His cloak over us. His cloak of forgiveness, protection, promise, security and authority.

Just like Ruth, we too, must prepare to see our Kinsmen Redeemer. We must desire to be redeemed and desire to be His bride. One day we will go to meet our prospective bridegroom at the “threshing floor.” A threshing floor was a place where the grain was separated from the waste. It can represent the separation of the saved from the unsaved. Jesus is coming back for a bride that is looking for Him. Ruth was looking for her bridegroom. She cleansed herself, then she anointed herself, then she put on her best garment. After that she went and laid at his feet and waited (and listened) for his voice. Are you looking for your bridegroom? Is there enough oil in your lamp?

Review

1. God gave us the gift of salvation through what?

2. We must _____________________ the things from our life that do not please God.

3. What does purify mean to you?

4. As a Christian we should be  ______________-______________.

5. You must set yourself apart for _________________ purposes.

6.  Anointing is symbolic of the ___________________  working of the Holy Spirit.

7. Salvation is a ____________________, paid by the blood of Jesus Christ.

8. After salvation what can you give God?

9. What does dedicate mean?

10 When we are saturated, and overshadowed, with the presence of the Holy Spirit wonderful and mighty things happen. Read the Bible verse and write down what wonderful things happened, or happens.

1 Samuel 16:13

Isaiah 44:3

Ezekiel 36:27

Joel 2:28-29

Luke 4:18-19

Romans 15:13

1 John4:13

11. God desires to fill us, to saturate us, ________________________  with His Holy Spirit.

12. What does complacent mean?

13. God expects each one of us to be ______________________________ from the world.

14. Can you love the world and love God at the same time? _______________________.

15. If we want our Redeemer to act on our behalf we must go to the feet of Jesus and __________   ___________  everything.

16.If we want our Redeemer to act on our behalf we must lay down our _____________________, our wills, our ______________________, our hopes, our ________________________.

17. A threshing floor was a place where the grain was ___________________________  from the waste.

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