Beauty-Creating. God makes all things new!
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here!
Do you ever feel like you are a hopeless case for change? That your life is stuck in a rut of bad habits and sin? Well, the Bible tells us that there is no such thing as a hopeless case when God enters the picture. God is in the restoration business, and nothing is impossible with God. One of the best things of belonging to Jesus and being a part of God’s family is the fact that every day is a new day. Every morning you can start fresh when you confess your sins, repents of your old ways, and commit your life to bringing glory to God. Recently someone describe giving God glory as making God look good. When we dedicate our lives to making God look good, we will show others that God can change hearts and lives, that Everything Old is New Again in Christ Jesus.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. Why did Mr. Sidler want to tear down the barn?
A. Because it was old and because it had an unsavory past (bad things had happened in it).
Q. What did Liz and his friends want to do with the barn?
A. Make it into a place where they could put on their productions.
Q. What did Liz and his friends do to convince Mr. Sidler not to tear down the old barn?
A. They put on a play.
Q. Who played the farmer’s daughter?
Q. Who played the farmer?
A. Grandpa Anole.
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.
How does God make everything new again?
God is in the business of restoration. He takes sinners hearts and makes them new through Jesus (Ezekiel 36:26, Hebrews 9:14). He takes organizations and makes them new when they commit to being obedient to Him and doing everything for His glory. He promises to restore the earth to its created perfection at the end of time (Revelation 21:1). Do you want to be new again? Ask Jesus to forgive your sins and to give you a new heart that loves and serves Him (1 John 1: 9).