Sin Separates Us from God
Read: Isaiah 53:6 (entire verse) and Isaiah 59:1-2
Special Verse: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. – Isaiah 53:6
Discuss: How do you feel when you do something wrong or hurt someone? How do you feel when someone you love is far away? Our sins separate us from God and that makes Him very sad because He loves us. How do you think He might fix that?
Sin Enters the World
Read: Genesis 3:8-15 and Isaiah 53:6a, or read “The Terrible Lie” passage from The Jesus Storybook Bible
Special verse: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way;. – Isaiah 53:6a
Discuss: What is sin? Do you sin? Do you think God still loves us if we sin?
Creation of Man
Read: Genesis 1:26-28
Special verse: So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27
Discuss: We read yesterday that Jesus was with God from the beginning. This is where we come into God’s great love story! What do you think it means to be made in the image of God? How is this different from the plants, land, water and animals God created?
The Word and the Light
Read: John 1:1-5
Special verse: In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. – John 1:4
Discuss: Who is the light of men? The bible says Jesus was with God in the beginning, even before God made the earth! What do you think it means to be a light in darkness? Can you think of some special lights we see this time of year?