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: Rahab Hid the Spies in Jericho
By faith Rahab believed God would win the battle, and she asked the spies to show mercy to her family and keep them safe. When the Israelites attacked Jericho, Rahab and her family received mercy and became part of God’s people. Jesus has won against sin and death. Everyone who trusts in Jesus receives mercy and becomes part of God’s family forever.
Unit 1, Session 2: Deborah Judged the People
God does what is for His glory and our good. (Psalm 115:3; Romans 8:28) God fought for the Israelites and used Deborah, Barak, and Jael to defeat Canaan. In a similar way, God uses people and events to not only save us from our enemies, but to bring about our ultimate good: salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Unit 1, Session 3: Esther Helped Her People
God’s plan all along was to send the Messiah through Abraham’s family. Haman’s evil plan might have stopped God’s plan, but God was in control. He was working out a plan to use Esther to rescue His people and make the way for His Son, Jesus, to come into the world.
Unit 1, Session 4: A Widow Obeyed
God showed mercy to the widow and her son by providing for their physical needs, and He has been merciful and generous to us by providing for our spiritual needs. He gave us the greatest gift—His own Son. Jesus showed us what generosity looks like when He gave up His life to save us from sin. Because of Jesus, we can be merciful and generous to others.
Unit 2, Session 1: Isaac and Rebekah
God’s promise to Abraham extended to his family. The promise was shared with Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and eventually an entire nation leading to the birth of a baby boy named Jesus. God made people to live in relationship with one another and with Him. Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to provide salvation and redemption for all of God’s people.
Unit 2, Session 2: Abram Solved a Quarrel
Just like other families, Abram’s family had serious disagreements. Abram helped his family through their conflict, reminding us that we can work through difficulties and live at peace together, too. Conflict exists and families fight because we live in a broken, sin-filled world. However, because of Jesus’ sacrifice, God’s people can soon live in harmony with Him—no conflict, anger, or sadness—for all of eternity.
Unit 2, Session 3: Moses Told Parents to Teach Children
Moses shared that families can learn about God from one another and should love, respect, and help one another. God created families to glorify Him, and families can help one another know about Jesus who delivered God’s people from captivity to sin.
Unit 2, Session 4: Ruth Helped Her Family
Boaz was a family redeemer. That means he would help his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.
Unit 2, Session 5: Paul Wrote About God’s Plan for Families
God wrote His plan for how families can work best in Paul’s letter. However, all families are broken because we live in a broken, sin-filled world. When Jesus left His throne and came to earth to die for our sins, He made a way for us to one day leave this broken world and live with Him in harmony forever.
Unit 3, Session 1: The Israelites and the Red Sea
At Passover, God spared the Israelites from judgment by requiring the blood of a lamb. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and God provided a way for them to escape through the Red Sea. The Bible says that Jesus is greater than Moses. (Hebrews 3:3) Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. People who trust in Jesus escape the penalty of sin and have eternal life.
Unit 3, Session 2: Jonah
God told Jonah to go to his enemies and tell them to stop sinning. Jonah did not want to go into such an evil people. Later, God sent His own Son, Jesus, to tell His enemies to stop sinning. Unlike Jonah, Jesus wanted to obey God. He died on the cross to save us from sin.
Unit 3, Session 3: Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Daniel chose to obey God no matter what, and God blessed Daniel and his friends. In an even greater way, Jesus always obeyed God. He came to earth and followed God’s plan to save sinners. Jesus never sinned, but He died the death we deserve. Jesus rose from the dead, and those who trust in Him receive God’s forgiveness and blessing.
Unit 3, Session 4: David and Goliath
David was not a big or strong warrior, but he trusted God. God gave David power. When God sent His Son to earth, Jesus did not look like a strong warrior either. But by dying on the cross and coming back to life, Jesus showed His power to save sinners.