Apr 18 Kidz Sunday School

We are using The Gospel Project Bible Study curriculum for our online Preschool/K and Elementary Sunday School classes.  We are going through the Bible chronologically on a journey to discover how the gospel unfolds.

We are currently studying the New Testament and going through lessons from <Volume 11: The Church United>.  You can find the songs for this quarter's lessons on Spotify® for Preschool-K and Grade 1-6.

Below is a summary of this week's Sunday School lesson for the parents.  If you have registered your child(ren) for Kidz Sunday School, you can access the full lesson and resources on the CCAC KidMin Resources group page (log in to see the resources list) to use with your family at home.

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Unit 31, Session 3: Jesus Is Better (Hebrews 1–8)

DEAR PARENTS
Hebrews was a letter written to encourage believers to not only stand strong in their faith, but also to grow in their faith. More than anything else, though, the writer of Hebrews preached the superiority of Jesus: Jesus was present at the creation of the world. He is the heir of all things and God spoke to the people through Him.

Because the writer of Hebrews was writing to a mostly Jewish audience, he used the history and heroes of the Old Testament to show how Jesus fulfilled all of God’s promises to send a Messiah to save His people. As you introduce your kids to the Book of Hebrews, concentrate on a major theme found in chapters 1–8: Jesus is better.

Jesus is better than angels. He is the Son of God. He is better than Moses and the Mosaic covenant. Jesus completely fulfilled the covenant of the Old Testament; that made Jesus’ new covenant far better. Jesus is better than the tabernacle and the priests.

Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, the people no longer needed priests to speak to God for them or to offer sacrifices to take away their sins. These Old Testament figures, laws, and traditions pointed forward to someone better: Jesus.

Emphasize to your kids that Jesus is better than anyone and anything. He is the better Prophet, the better Priest, and the better King. Everyone who trusts in Jesus has salvation from sin through His perfect life, death, and resurrection. As the church, Jesus calls us to share the gospel with the world. Jesus is the superior solution to the problem of sin. He is all that is needed for salvation.

Check this session’s Activity Page and the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS
Preschool:
  • Jesus is better than anyone and anything.
  • What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.
Kids:
  • Jesus, our great High Priest, brought a better covenant.
  • What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

KEY PASSAGE
Preschool:Kids:
  • "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns!'"  1 Chronicles 16:31 (ESV)

NEXT WEEK
The Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11)

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