Use these statements to connect each session of Bible Studies for Life: Kids to Christ as you teach your children each week.
U1S1: Josiah Obeyed God’s Word
The Bible is powerful. When Josiah read the Bible, the people chose to do what it said. Today, we can learn about Jesus from the Bible. He helps us say no to doing wrong and He died to rescue us from sin.
U1S2: God Told Jeremiah What to Write
God chose Jeremiah before he was born to tell people what God said. God had also planned all along for His Son, Jesus, to show God’s love for people by dying on the cross. Jesus rescues people from sin.
U1S3: The People Listened to the Law
Ezra read from the Scripture to the people. The Bible helps us know the right things to do. We do wrong things a lot, but when we know and love Jesus, He helps us say no to sin. Jesus died to rescue us from sin.
U1S4: Paul Wrote to Timothy
Paul wrote a letter to Timothy to remind him of the important work he had in leading the church. Paul reminded Timothy that the most important work of the church is telling people about Jesus and helping them to trust in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
U2S1: Solomon and the People Worshiped
Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.
U2S2: Joash and the People Gave
Joash and the Israelite people showed love to God by giving offerings. Love is more than feelings or words—it is an action. Jesus showed God’s love for us when He died on the cross to rescue people from sin.
U2S3: Bereans Studied 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.
U2S4: People Prayed for Peter
God answered the people’s prayers for Peter. God had a plan for Peter and the church, and He rescued Peter from his enemies. Peter knew he would face death because he believed in Jesus, but he kept going so he could share the good news of the gospel.
U2S5: The Church Sent Missionaries
Paul and Barnabas faced many people who rejected the good news about Jesus. But God had a plan for Paul to share the gospel with Gentiles, no matter what troubles Paul faced. 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.
U3S1: The Spirit Sent by God
God wants us to show friendship and love to one another. As believers, we all belong to Jesus. His death and resurrection bring us together. The Holy Spirit changes the way we think and live so we can love one another as God has loved us.
U3S2: Stephen Preached
Stephen faced difficulties because he was a Christian, but He was not alone. Jesus was crucified, and He told His followers that they would be persecuted—hated, hurt, or even killed—for loving Him. Jesus also said that those who suffer for Him would be blessed. (Matthew 5:11) We can face suffering in this life because Jesus suffered first. He died and then rose again, and He is waiting for us in heaven.
U3S3: Paul Listened to God
Paul and Barnabas faced many people who rejected the good news about Jesus. But God had a plan for Paul to share the gospel with Gentiles, no matter what troubles Paul faced. The Holy Spirit spoke to Paul, telling him what to do on his missionary journeys. Paul knew that He could trust God and followed His instructions to share the good news that Jesus lived a perfect life, died, and raised that we might have eternal life with Him.
U3S4: Take Up the Armor of God
God is changing believers to be more like Jesus. He sends us the Holy Spirit to be with us, guide us, and help us. Even when we do not know how to pray, the Holy Spirit communicates with God for us.