As we begin our Easter lessons tomorrow, I wanted to finish up the teachings of Jesus with this one.
This can be found in John 3:1-17.
There was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus, who came to Jesus one night and said, “Rabbi (which means teacher), we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. No one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not doing it.”
Jesus answered, “I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
Does that seem like a silly thing to say? What do you think that means?
“How can someone be born again when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “A mommy can’t have the same baby two times?!”
Jesus answered, “No one can enter heaven unless they are born of the Spirit. People have people babies, but the Spirit of God helps you be born into a life with God!”
“How can that be?” Nicodemus asked.
The Jesus got a little frustrated that even the Pharisees-the leaders of the Israelites didn’t really understand God!
He said, “The Son of Man (Jesus) must be lifted up (meaning He would die for our sins), so everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
“For God SO loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not die forever but have eternal life. God did not send his Me into the world to punish everyone for their sins, but to save everyone!”
God loved us so much, He sent His perfect son Jesus to die in our place…because we are NOT perfect. Heaven with God is only for PERFECT things…so Jesus said “I will die in their place. They are supposed to die forever for their bad choices, but I will die and You (God) can see them as perfect instead.” If we believe this then we will have forever life with God.
For our craft today we cut out a blue circle (the world) and added any kind of green shapes we wanted (to make the land). We added a big heart and the words to John 3:16.
This is a cute song version posted from The Rizers.
This version is from Hillsong Kids.
Thanks for joining us again. Love to you all!