Sunday, September 18, 2016

Children's Church, Believe 6, God's Plan

Children’s Church
September 18, 2016
Believe Lesson Six, God’s Plan
Genesis 15:1-7, 17:15-22, 18:10-15, 21:1-7, Acts 2:1-41
The Bible begins with the book of Genesis. The word ‘genesis’ means beginning or new creation. We’ve seen in this study that God created the world and everything in it, and the Bible also tells us that He had a plan from the very beginning. In our Old Testament studies today, we learn that God’s plan established His people, the Israelites. The Bible tells us about the descendants of Abraham and his son Isaac and how these people became the Israelite's, we say Jews today or Jewish.
Exodus 19:5-6 tells us about a kingdom of priests and holy nation that God's plan for Israel was to make of them such a nation.
Let's sing a song, Beautiful Savior

1. Beautiful Savior,
King of Creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I'd love Thee,
Truly I'd serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown.
2. Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.
3. Fair is the sunshine,
Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels in the sky.
4. Beautiful Savior,
Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Here’s my question, if Israel was God’s nation, where do we fit in?
We are grafted in because of the love of God. Jesus says He is the vine and we are the branches. Paul tells us that we are saved because of our faith. He likens it to being grafted onto a branch supported by the roots of the vine. Now that we are God’s saved children through the work of Jesus, we are part of God’s church. We say we are part of the church family.
Let us pray

Father in Heaven, we love You. Thank You for sending Jesus. Thank You for making us part of Your family. Please be with us and our parents, caregivers and teachers this week. We pray as Jesus taught us to pray, saying, our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 

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