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Unit 1, Session 4: God Cain and Abel

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story shows how deeply sin infected Adam and Eve’s children. Imagine Adam and Eve’s joy as their family grew. With each birth, maybe Eve hoped that this son would be the one to end the curse of sin, to crush the head of the snake. (Gen. 3:15) But as her sons Cain and Abel grew up, she and Adam probably witnessed with grief how sin affects their own children. Cain was not the Promised One, and neither was Abel. Out of jealousy and anger, Cain killed Abel. God punished Cain by sending him away to wander the earth.

 

Some time later, Eve gave birth to another son. She named this baby Seth. Seth was not the Promised One either, but Jesus would come from Seth’s descendants. (See Luke 3:23-38.) Every baby was born a sinner—like his parents and like Adam and Eve. At just the right time, God would send His Son to be born to save sinners. (Heb. 11:13; Gal. 4:4) God always keeps His promises.

Unit 1 Lesson 4

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God made everything. God made families.

●        Adam and Eve’s family did not obey God.

●        God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●        God punished Cain for his sin.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●        Cain’s sin separated him from God and people.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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Unit 1, Session 3: Sin Entered the World

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s 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).

Unit 1 Lesson 3

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God made everything. God made people to make choices.

●        Adam and Eve did not obey God’s one rule.

●        God loves us even when we make wrong choices.

●        God sent Jesus because He loves us.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.

●        Adam and Eve sinned.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●        What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from God.

●        Adam and Eve’s sin separated them from God.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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Unit 1, Session 2: God Created People

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, your kids learned that God create people in a unique way. Human beings were set apart as different from the rest of God’s creation. God did not breathe into the animals. He skillfully formed man out of dust as a potter forms a pot out of clay. (See Isa. 64:8.) God breathed into the man’s nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Gen. 2:7) Then God made woman from the man’s rib. She was a suitable helper for him. Both man and woman were created in God’s image. The first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, lived in the garden and enjoyed God’s friendship.

 

Help your children understand that being made in God’s image means we are made like Him, or patterned after Him. God does not have a physical body; He is Spirit, and He has given each of us a spirit. God gives people the ability to think and to feel emotions and to make choices. He gives us the ability to understand right and wrong. God created people in His own image (Gen. 1:26) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).

Unit 1 Lesson 2

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God made people, and God loves people.

●        God made people in His likeness.

●        God is in charge of everything He made.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●        God created people in His own image.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●        God created people in His own image; God created them male and female.

 

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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Family Devotional: God Created

God Created

Passage: Genesis 1-2

 

Christ Connection: Colossians 1:15-22 reveals that Christ is ruler over all of God’s creation. All of creation was created through Him, by Him, and for Him. Everything was created to give glory to Christ, but people would choose not to give Him glory. The rest of the Bible reveals how Jesus would restore the relationship between God and man.

 

Adult Connection Point: God– out of sheer grace– chose to enter our world of darkness through the person of Jesus Christ. John 1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (v1). And then, “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us” (v. 14). Jesus is God’s Word to us, breaking through our dark, silent prison and saying “Let there be light!” (“Life was in Him, and that light was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.” (vv. 4-5). In His perfect life and sacrificial death, Jesus revealed God to us. He showed us God’s character. He demonstrated the love at the heart of the Father’s authority.

Family Devotion:

Supplies Needed: Bible, flashlight, praise song (consider using the key passage song from The Gospel Project for Kids parent app).

Gather your family in a room with little or no outside light. Turn off the lights and sit in the dark for a moment. Review the story of creation and turn on a flashlight or the room lights when you discuss God creating light. Ask your family to consider what life would be like if God had not created light. (Possible answers: We wouldn’t know where to go. We wouldn’t be able to see the right path. We would run into obstacles.)

SAY: Light shows us the way to go. Sin has created a spiritually dark place. Spiritually we are separated from God– living in the dark. People were created to give glory to Christ, but people have not chosen to give Him glory. Instead, people have chosen to sin. People live in the dark; they cannot see salvation. God sent Jesus to be our light.

Read: John 1:14; Colossians 1:20, 22

SAY: Jesus provided the way for us to give God glory and live in the light when He died on the cross for our sin. God provided light for us. He provided Jesus to show God’s love to us.

Lead your family to sing a favorite praise song or hymn. Close in prayer.

(C) 2012 LifeWay

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Unit 1, Session 1: God Created the World

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for beginning this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. This week began a three-year chronological study of Scripture. Every story in the Bible is a small piece of a much bigger story—God’s redemptive story. Sin would
enter the world and affect everything, but God already had a plan to show His grace to people through His Son (2 Tim. 1:9). The Bible
says that God began His plan to rescue people from sin before He even created the world! (Eph. 1:4-6)

 

In today’s Bible story, children learned that God created the world out of nothing. Every wonderful and beautiful thing God created, He spoke into existence. God created the world and everything in it for His glory. Jesus was present at creation, and all things were created through Him and for Him. (Col. 1:16-17)
Gospel Project for Kids Unit 1 Lesson 1

Family starting points

Babies and Toddlers Preschool Kids
●        God made everything.

●        Everything God made was good.

●        God is in charge of everything He made.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world for His glory.

●        God created everything.

●        Why did God create the world? God created the world and everything in it for His glory.

●        God created everything for His glory.

Check out the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for more ways to interact with the Bible content each week.

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