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: Jesus Taught Nicodemus
Nicodemus wanted life with God, but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift. God showed His love by sending His One and Only Son to rescue people from the punishment of sin. Everyone who believes in Him receives God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus.
Unit 1, Session 2: Lydia Believed in Jesus
Paul and Silas told everyone the same thing: “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” Lydia, the jailer, and many others believed in Jesus and were saved from their sin. Jesus is the only way people can have salvation from the eternal punishment of sin.
Unit 1, Session 3: The Fruit of the Spirit
When Jesus died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended back to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to live within the hearts of Christians. Through the Holy Spirit’s power, people who are saved by Jesus become more like Him, and Jesus gives them power to say no to sin and to live in a way that pleases God.
Unit 1, Session 4: Paul Traveled to Rome
Paul trusted God’s promise to keep him and everyone else safe from the storm. He told the sailors to trust God too. God wants us to trust Jesus. Jesus died to keep us safe from something much bigger than anything we might face on this earth: the punishment of sin and death. We can tell this good news to everyone.
Unit 2, Session 1: God Created the World
Jesus is Lord over everything, and even at the creation of the world, He was there. Everything was created by Him and for Him. Jesus holds everything together. (Colossians 1:16-17)
Unit 2, Session 2: God Chose Joshua
God planned for Joshua to lead His people into the promised land. Joshua was not perfect, but his faithfulness reminds us of Jesus, who is perfect. Jesus obeyed the Father and trusted His plan to save people from their sins.
Unit 2, Session 3: God Protected Elijah
Some people did not like Elijah, and they wanted to hurt him because he worshiped God. Elijah was a prophet, and communicated with the people what God was saying. Elijah was not the Savior, but his life reminds us of Jesus, the greatest Prophet. Jesus was hated by people and killed because He is God the Son. But unlike any other person, He rose from death and defeated the grave!
Unit 2, Session 4: God Sent Jonah to Nineveh
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 2, Session 5: David Wrote a Psalm of Thanks
David was thankful to God and praised Him for His steadfast love. In love, God chose to send His Son, Jesus. He kept His promise to save people from sin. Jesus died on the cross and rose again. Those who trust in Him rejoice and are saved.
Unit 3, Session 1: Ruth, Boaz, and Obed
Boaz helped his close relatives because he was a family redeemer. He bought back what his relatives lost. Jesus is our Redeemer, and He is the greatest redeemer of all. He bought our salvation from sin by dying on the cross.
Unit 3, Session 2: Moses Spoke to Families
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 3, Session 3: Abram and Lot
Abraham worked to keep peace with Lot. In this way, Abraham acted like Jesus, who makes peace between God and man. Jesus took the punishment we deserve for our sin. He paid our debt so that we can be forgiven and welcomed by God.
Unit 3, Session 4: A Couple Helped Elisha
A wealthy couple saw that Elisha needed help to live and gave him exactly what he needed. We are like Elisha, deprived of what we need for true life: a Savior. God sees our need and sent His son Jesus to live a sinless life, die on the cross, and be raised from the dead. He is our true Savior. God sent Jesus to rescue us from sin, and we can show people God’s love by helping them.