Editor’s Note: This curriculum is built on the Bible’s own promise-fulfillment pattern and is designed to be used in a Sunday School/Children’s Church format. The Sunday School lesson provides the Old Testament background for the Children’s Church lesson in the Gospel of John.
The goal of this week’s lesson is to help the children understand that the way to have life is through believing God’s Word. In the Old Testament, Moses gives Israel a choice — you can choose life or you can choose death. To choose life means to believe God’s Word and obey it. To choose death means reject God’s Word and disobey it. This reality is fulfilled in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the incarnate Word of God, and eternal life is only available if a person believes what Jesus says and obeys Him as the one true God. Jesus did not come with different instructions on how to have life, but the same instructions that God has always given. True life flows from believing God’s Word, which we now have most clearly revealed to us in the words of Jesus Christ.
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