Order-Discovering: God can fix things.
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
But now you have united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.
Someone once said that the worth of something is determined by the price someone is willing to pay for it. When we think of this in the context of the price of a cure for sin we realize that the cure was very expensive and that we are greatly loved. The price of the cure, the price of what someone was willing to pay to rescue us from sin was extravagant.. The blood of Jesus is the price and the only thing that meets the demands of God’s justice and enables us to be holy and acceptable in God’s sight. The fact that Jesus was fully and fully divine is hard for us to comprehend. Yet, this was necessary.. He had to be fully human because only a man could fully pay off the sin of Adam and all of humanity that came after him. He had to be fully divine so “by the power of his divinity, he might bear the weight of God’s anger in his humanity and earn for us and restore to us righteousness and life (Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A 17).”
Redemption is another word used when referring to the price of a cure from sin. To redeem someone is to set free by the payment of a ransom. Jesus redeems us by paying for the consequences of our sin and sets us free to live in relationship with God.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. Who gets sick from what was in the box?
A. Cole got the brunt of whatever it was and got very sick.
Q. Who has the cure for this sickness?
A. The Professor’s son, his blood has an antibody that will cure the virus.
Q. Who wants to interfere with delivery of the blood to the professor?
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.
Who is the true rescuer from sin? Whose blood will make a sinner clean and worthy to live in God’s holy presence?
Jesus is the true rescuer. He met the requirements of God’s justice by leaving heaven, becoming human (the only man ever who was without sin and an acceptable representative for all humanity), shedding his blood and dying on the cross for our sin. He demonstrated the adequacy of this sacrifice when he was raised from the dead and welcomed back into heaven as the conquering hero and loving advocate for all who call on him. Read and discuss these passages with your family – Hebrews 4: 14-16; Philippians 2: 6-11; 2 Corinthians 5: 21; Hebrews 7: 25; Romans 8:34.