Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?
No, God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them both in this life and in the life to come.
“For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is unmoral or impure, or who is covetous has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. – Eph. 5: 5-6
God will judge and punish all those who sin against Him.
Outline for lesson
- Open in prayer: Thank You that we have forgiveness in Jesus and that I can have a living relationship with You.
- Review Activity: Write #1-17 on separate pieces of paper and and put in a basket or container. Have the children run to the bucket and pull out a number. Ask them if they can recite the question and answer.
- Introduction: Read or tell the children about a crime someone committed (newspaper or a story you know) and then ask if the person should be punished? Ask, have you been punished for anything? Was it justified (did you do the wrong thing)? God is perfect and cannot let sin go unpunished. God does something about that when He sent Jesus here to take the punishment of our sin. Introduce them to question & answer 18.
- Read: Ephesians 5: 5-14. Explain and discuss these verses.
- Activity: Find a version of the Bible you want to use for your children’s verse and write each word on a separate index card. Say the verse with all the words then take away the first index cards and replace it with an empty index card. Do this for each word until there is no more words. Try to say it together as a family.
- Recite: practice memorizing question and answer to lesson 18.