Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?
Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God will remember our sins no more.
“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21
Help children understand that Jesus accomplished all that was necessary for complete forgiveness of sins for everyone who turns to Him in repentance and faith.
Outline for lesson
- Open in prayer: Thank you for sending Jesus. Because of Jesus and only Him, I can be sure of my standing before You.
- Review Activity: Fold 24 index cards. Write the answer of each question in the index card and place the question number and question on the front of the card. Place a piece of tape on the open end of the folded card so the answer does not show. Play as a team. Place all the cards in a bowl. Each family member will choose one card on their turn and try to answer the question. If they cannot. The other family members will pick out a penalty, 10 jumping jacks, 4 push-up, walking across there room like a crab, say the answer in a different voice, old person, baby, Yoda, etc.
Start with an experiment. Supplies: 3 clear containers, water, iodine and bleach. Container 1: 100% water and a sticky note saying You on the outside
Container 2: 80% water & 20% iodine and a sticky note saying Sin
Container 3: 80% water & 20% bleach, and a sticky note saying Jesus.
Say, When we were all born, we are in Adam. This means, Adam’s sin was passed to all of us. We are all sinful.
Point to container 1 and pour container 2 (Sin) into container 1 (You).
Ask: what happened to container 1(you)? The water will be colored representing sin.
Answer: The water (you) has been fully infected by sin.
Ask: What happens to us when we put our trust in Jesus Christ for redemption and ask for forgiveness of our sins?
Answer: Immediately Jesus forgives us of our sins. We are covered by His righteousness.
Point to container 1 (you) and say: this represents what Jesus does to our sins. He covers them with His righteousness. Pour container 3 (Jesus) into container 1 (you). It becomes instantly clean.
Ask: Do you see any of the old you in there? No, all our sin will be forgiven. Our sins are totally dealt with and fully taken away by Jesus.
- Read: as a family 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21.Paul is telling the Corinthians that Jesus is fully man and fully God. He alone can deal with the sins of people once for all of us. Our old ways of hating and disobeying God are gone and a new life of loving God begins. Tell your children your testimony or Paul’s. Remind them that God is forgiving, holy, and just, so He has to punish sin. Jesus took our punishment for our sins, so we could be righteous before Him.
- Recite: Verse, question and answer.