PARENT GUIDE for Mar.6/16

GOSPEL PROJECT:  Unit 6, Session 3: God Gave Rules for Sacrifice (Preschool-Gr.4)

Dear Parents,

This week, we continue our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids and we will examine the rules that God gave His people for how to worship Him in the tabernacle. God required sacrifices from the people when they sinned. The book of Hebrews tells us that the sacrifices themselves did not save the people, but it was their faith in the Sacrifice of Jesus who was to come that saved them.

Help your kids realize that Jesus it the ultimate and perfect Sacrifice and salvation is found in Him alone.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • God is holy.
    • God is holy; He always does what is right.
    • People make wrong choices. People do not obey God.
    • God gave His people rules for worshiping Him.
    • God sent Jesus because He loves us.
  • Preschool
    • Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law except Jesus.
    • God provided a way to forgive His people.
  • Kids
    • Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law perfectly except Jesus.
    • Because God is holy, God requires a sacrifice for sin.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

  • Leviticus 11:45

NEXT WEEK

  • “Worship Only God” (Deuteronomy 1; 3:23-4:40)

 

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FLYTE: Does this make me look fat? (Preteen)

The Christians in Corinth had a problem. When they went to the market, they saw meat for sale that came from animals that were sacrificed as part of idol worship. They weren’t sure if it was permissible to buy and eat this meat or what to do if they were guests in a home where it was served.

Apparently some of the church members began to argue about this issue. Paul’s instruction to the church was that they could indeed eat this meat with a clear conscience, but if another believer struggled with eating it, they should refrain out of respect for him. Simple enough. But then Paul went further by extending an over-arching principle for life in 1 Corinthians 10:31.In this verse, Paul instructed the Corinthian believers to do everything, not just eating and drinking, with the singular purpose of glorifying God.

This week, you will have the opportunity to help your preteen learn this principle and apply it specifically to their body image. Many preteens desire to look a certain way (such as muscular or thin) based on their feelings of self-worth. The Bible study this week can help preteens change their motivation to one that is centered on their identity in Christ and His glory.

Pray. Pray that preteens understand the principle of seeking God’s glory in every aspect of their lives and that they continue to develop a lifestyle of worship

Bible Study: 1 Corinthians 10:23–11:1

Memory Passage: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20