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Ready, Set, Move!: Salvation Is God’s Gift, Ephesians 2:8-9

July 2, 2023

K-3rd Grade

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Story Focus: We start off the month with something Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus. In Ephesians 2:8-9 we read, “God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.” When it comes to faith in God, everything—especially God’s gift of grace through Jesus—is a gift of love. All we have to do is accept it.

Bottom Line: Jesus is a gift for everyone. This is a simple, yet powerful truth that we pray will sink into the hearts of kids. There’s nothing we have to do to earn our salvation. We just have to accept God’s amazing gift of grace through Jesus. We pray that this is a decision every kid will make at some point in their life—maybe even this summer!

Key Question: How do you feel when you get a gift? Before we get to God’s gift of Jesus, we want preteens to think about the emotions that come from giving and receiving any sort of gift. The best gifts come from a person’s love and care for another person. And God loves us more than anyone! That’s why God gave us Jesus. As preteens engage with this lesson, we pray that they will understand the importance of experiencing God’s gift of salvation for themselves and put their faith in Jesus.

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