Use these statements to connect each session of Bible Studies for Life: Kids to Christ as you teach your children each week.
Unit 1, Session 1: Barnabas Encouraged Others
God had a plan for Paul and Barnabas to used their talents and abilities to share the gospel with Gentiles. Many believed in Jesus. The church grew and the gospel was shared so that people all over the world could be saved from their sin by trusting in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Unit 1, Session 2: Paul and Silas Praised God
Lydia, the jailer, and many others were saved because they heard the gospel and believed in Jesus. Paul and Silas preached the same message to all people, no matter who they were: “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”
Unit 1, Session 3: The Bereans Searched the Scriptures
God’s Word is powerful. When the Bereans searched the Scriptures, they eagerly changed their ways to follow Jesus. The Bible says that Jesus is “the Word.” Jesus is God who came to live with people on earth. Jesus has the power to change our hearts.
Unit 1, Session 4: Paul Taught the Corinthian Church
Paul heard about the conflicts and disputes in the Corinthian church and wrote a letter to help them know what to do and how to live together in love. Christians can trust Jesus to help them know what to do and how to live when they read Scriptures and pray to Him.
Unit 2, Session 1: Cain and Abel
God had promised that one of Eve’s descendants would put an end to sin and death. Cain was not that descendant. He was sinful like his parents, Adam and Eve. People kept living and trusting God to keep His promise. At just the right time, God would send His Son to save sinners. (Hebrews 11:13; Galatians 4:4)
Unit 2, Session 2: Abraham Obeyed God
Abraham left a legacy of obedience to God. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, He appeared to the disciples and left them with a legacy: to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Unit 2, Session 3: Jacob Encountered God
God is everywhere at all times. He appeared to Jacob, and later He sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to fulfill His plan. God will be with us wherever we go, and we cannot go out of His presence or beyond His power and influence.
Unit 2, Session 4: Joseph Interpreted Pharaoh’s Dreams
God sent Joseph to Egypt and blessed him so that he rose to a position of great power. God used Joseph to help Joseph’s family and many others. Jesus gave up His position of great power to be the Savior of the world.
Unit 2, Session 5: God Called Moses
God called Moses to rescue His people. The calling of Moses points to a greater calling and rescue—the call of Jesus to come to earth to save God’s people from sin. Moses and Jesus both obeyed God’s commands in order to carry out His plan of salvation. Moses delivered God’s people from physical captivity; Jesus delivered God’s people from captivity to sin.
Unit 3, Session 1: Samuel Followed God’s Plan
Samuel obeyed God by anointing David as king. David was an unlikely choice for a king, but God knew his heart. Jesus was an unlikely choice for our Savior, but by dying on the cross and coming back to life, Jesus showed His power to save sinners.
Unit 3, Session 2: Jonathan Helped David
David and Jonathan were true friends. Their friendship points to an even greater friendship—our friendship with Jesus. Jesus calls us friends (John 15:15), and He showed His love by dying to save us from sin.
Unit 3, Session 3: David Spared Saul
David refused to harm Saul, God’s chosen leader. Often, people have conflicts and look for ways to hurt others, both physically and in other ways. But God calls us to show grace and mercy. Jesus showed grace and mercy to us by giving Himself as a sacrifice for our sins.
Unit 3, Session 4: David was Kind to Mephibosheth
David remembered his friendship and promises to Jonathan; David was kind to Jonathan’s son. Jesus commanded believers to love one another. Because He has shown great love to us, we can show love to others.