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: Prophets Told of Jesus’ Birth
God’s plan to save people from sin and death was not a secret plan. God used the prophets to give hope to His people. The prophets said God would send a Messiah—born into the world as a baby—to live the perfect life people fail to live and die the guilty death we deserve.
Unit 1, Session 2: Angels Visited Mary and Joseph
The baby Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy, as well as other Old Testament prophecies, about the coming Savior. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God’s plan of redemption that God planned before the world began.
Unit 1, Session 3: Mary and Elizabeth
Mary and Elizabeth rejoiced that through Jesus, God planned to save His children. We, too, can praise God that Jesus came to earth, died for our sins, and now lives forever in Heaven.
Unit 1, Session 4: Jesus Was Born
The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He was God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to save people from their sins and to be their King.
Unit 1, Session 5: Wise Men Worshiped Jesus
The wise men came to worship Jesus as King. Jesus is the King who will rule forever, as God promised to King David in 2 Samuel 7. Jesus is the true King who is worthy of all our worship.
Unit 2, Session 1: John the Baptist
Jesus never sinned, but He obeyed God and was baptized like sinners are baptized. Baptism reminds us of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It reminds us that when we trust in Jesus, we turn from sin and start a new life—a life lived for Jesus.
Unit 2, Session 2: Nicodemus
Nicodemus needed new life—eternal life—but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed His love in this way: He sent His One and Only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.
Unit 2, Session 3: Jesus Gave the Great Commission
Jesus told His friends to tell all people in all places about Him. Jesus’ friends could do this because Jesus is in charge of everything, and He promised He would be with them. God sends the Holy Spirit to believers. When we follow Jesus, He promises to always be with us. Jesus’ mission to His friends is our mission, too. We are to tell people about Jesus so they can follow Him.
Unit 2, Session 4: Lydia
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 3, Session 1: A Widow Cared for Elijah
Elijah trusted that God would provide for the widow, her son, and himself because God had promised to. When we trust in Jesus, we believe God will keep His promise to give us—His people—a home. Jesus obeyed God perfectly. He died on the cross and rose again so we can have a home with Him forever.
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: Isaac Kept Peace
Isaac chose to keep peace because he knew that the Lord was with him. In this way, Isaac 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.