Unit 1, Session 3: Sin Entered the World (Pre-schoolers- Gr.4)
Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. The next Bible story takes us back to the garden of Eden. Before the fall, Adam and Eve enjoyed a loving, two-way relationship with God. The garden was a true paradise. God filled the garden with good gifts so that they might enjoy them and give thanks to God. The Lord gave them only one restriction: “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” and the punishment was severe: “You will certainly die” (Gen. 2:17).
Adam and Eve believed the serpent’s lie, and they sinned. Because of their sin, God cast them out of the garden. Though they did not die right away, sin’s effect was immediate and thorough. Their lives and their children’s lives—and the lives of all of mankind—would be forever affected by their choice. As your kids become increasingly aware of the bad news—that we are all sinners from birth—rejoice with them over the good news: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15).
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FLYTE: Unit 1, Session 3: Do I Have to be Baptized to go to Heaven? (Pre-Teens)
This week our pre-teens will be learning about Baptism and how it relates to the Christian walk. Here is a short article to equip you to have conversations with your kids about it:
Accepting Christ is the most significant action a person can ever take. What a glorious moment when someone trusts Christ as Savior and Lord! At the moment of salvation, Christ comes and indwells the new believer and a wonderful, eternal journey begins.
Along that journey, one of the first important steps a new believer takes is the step of baptism. One of the disturbing trends today is many people who accept Christ as Savior and Lord are not following through in their obedience to Christ as it relates to baptism. Often, new believers do not understand the importance of baptism because church members and leaders fail to communicate its importance.
The church has an obligation to help the new believer understand and then follow Christ in believer’s baptism. Multiple avenues of training must educate church members on the importance of baptism in the life of the church.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, symbolizing new life in Christ and testifying to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. New Testament baptism is always by immersion and only practiced after one’s profession of faith in Christ.
Emphasize that individuals who are baptized are those who:
• have already trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior
• understand baptism does not bestow salvation, but is a symbol of the new life in Christ that has already begun
• demonstrate their obedience to Christ and the Scripture
• are not ashamed to follow Christ’s example
• desire to identify their lives with the local New Testament church
• proclaim Christ’s death, burial and resurrection
• state their desire to daily live for Christ