|Bible Lesson:||We must follow Jesus.|
|Memory Verse:||Ephesians 2:10, |
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Have you ever seen somebody make something? How about a cheeseburger? Have you watched somebody take the burger off the grill and put it on the bun and add the lettuce and other stuff? Why do they do that? So it can look pretty? So the burger can sit there and get cold? I know, it's to keep the paper plate from blowing around, right? No. The cheeseburger has a purpose. It was made for a reason - so somebody could eat it.
Did you know, we have a purpose too? That's what our verse today is about. But our purpose isn't to be eaten, like a cheeseburger.
Explanation: Ephesians 2:10
[Show the posterboard with the verse.] Why did God make us? To do good works. What does that mean? What are good works? [Accept some answers from the children.] Did you know, we weren't made just to do any good works, but certain ones? God prepared certain things ahead of time that he wants us to do.
How do we know what these works are that God wants us to do? This verse doesn't really tell us, but other places in the Bible tell us that if we pray to God, read our Bible, and listen in church, we can learn what God wants us to do.
The teacher says one word (the first word of the verse), and the whole group repeats it. If they get it right, the teacher repeats it again, adding one more word, and the group repeats that. Add another word each time through the verse until you have the whole verse or the children miss a word. If they miss, you start over with one word again. Each time, the teacher says the words first, and the group repeats.
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