the BIG plan

God saved us and called us to be holy, not because of what we had done, but because of his own plan and kindness.” 2 Timothy 1:19

Our series, the BIG plan, is going strong. This week we talked about how we couldn’t save ourselves from sin but how God made a plan to save us from all the bad things we do.

Can you explain the experiment we did in Kidventure to your parents? We used a plate and a penny, some coloured water, a glass, and a candle. Do you remember what happened? (Here’s a clue to help if you need it – minus the penny)

Why do you think God came up with a BIG plan to save us? What does our memory verse say about why God made a plan? What does 1 John 4 say about why God made a plan?

Did God make his BIG plan because he felt sorry for us? Because he was frustrated that we couldn’t ever be good enough? Because we worked really hard and he rewarded us? NO! God made his plan because he loves us! Not only does he love you, he loves you LIKE CRAZY!

Now that you know how much God loves you, can you share God’s love with others? Make a list of five things that you can do to show other people love. I’ll get you started:

  1. Do a chore or job for your brother or sister (or mom or dad) without them asking you to. When they’ve noticed you’ve done the chore or job for them, tell them it’s because you love them.

Great! Now go and do it and cross all the items off your list!