June 6, 2021
Children’s Bible Lesson
You Say (God So Loved the World) • John 3:16 (supporting: John 3:1-21)
READ: John was a close friend to Jesus. He wrote what happened during this conversation, and he even helped break it down so we could understand it. People heard how Jesus had been teaching and performing miracles, and they wondered just who He was. One man who was super-curious about Jesus was Nicodemus, a Pharisee (religious leader). Nicodemus served on the Sanhedrin, the Jewish high court. Nicodemus wanted to know more about Jesus, but he didn’t want the other religious leaders to know what he was up to. One night, he went to see Jesus. Nicodemus knew that if Jesus could do such amazing things, God must have been with Him. Nicodemus needed to know the truth.
Years later, Jesus’ friend John wrote about this conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”God LOVES this whole world each one of us (God loved). God GAVE His Son, Jesus (God gave); Jesus lived perfectly, paid the price for our sins. Anyone can have a relationship with God (whoever believes). Jesus came back to life, proved that He really is the Son of God! If we believe that’s true, and we put our trust in Jesus as our Savior, then we can have a relationship with God that will last forever (lives forever).
God didn’t send Jesus to point out all of our mistakes and sins. God sent Jesus to SAVE us, because He loves us.When you believe in Jesus, God promises that you will have a relationship with Him that will never end. When you decide that Jesus is your Savior, you’ll have a confidence that you’ve never experienced before. You’ll know that you’re a part of the story that God is telling through all of history.
Bottom Line: You can be confident because God loves you.
PRAYER: “God, thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for making a way for us to have a relationship with You that will last forever. Please help us live with confidence because we know how much You love us. We trust in You! We love You, and we pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
KEY QUESTION: How does Jesus matter in your life?
BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13
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