Today’s lesson takes a slight detour from our regular curriculum and focuses on the power of God which is the Gospel.
Each age group did the same lesson so be sure to talk with your kids about the verse.
The Gospel Primer section entitled "The Power of God,' that I referred to in the video.
Outside of heaven, the power of God in its highest density is found inside the gospel. This must be so, for the Bible twice describes the gospel as “the power of God.” (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:18) Nothing else in all of Scripture is ever described in this way, except for the Person of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:24) Such a description indicates that the gospel is not only powerful but that it is the ultimate entity in which God’s power resides and does its greatest work.
Indeed, God’s power is seen in erupting volcanos, in the unimaginably hot boil of our massive sun, and in the lightning speed of a recently discovered star seen streaking through the heavens at 1.5 million miles per hour. Yet in Scripture, such wonders are never labeled “the power of God.” How powerful, then, must the gospel be that it would merit such a title! And how great is the salvation it could accomplish in my life, if I would only embrace it by faith (Hebrews 4:2; Ephesians 1:18, 19) and give it a central place in my thoughts each day!
Because this lesson has so much to do with POWER, you can talk about the following:
- A hairdryer not plugged is not able to do what it is made to do.
- Battery-operated toys without batteries can be fun but that is not how they are meant to be used.
- Flip the light switch, play a radio, or so many other things that need power.
Today's lesson is Paul’s Letter of Good News to the Romans
The passage was Romans 1:1 – 17
Romans 1:16. The younger kids used a shortened version: “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”
The Gospel is the power of God and reveals His righteousness to everyone who believes (4th – 5th)
The Gospel reveals that it is through God’s power that we are saved. (1st – 3rd)
God sent Jesus for all people (2 - 5 years old)
CONNECTION WITH THE SERMON:
Thinking about this past week’s message, you can make this connection. In Corinth, Paul wrote to the Romans that he longed to meet with them. Last week’s sermon taught us that his journey to Rome was not what he probably would have planned.
Because the Gospel is the power of God, Paul goes to so many different places to share the Gospel.
Missionary Story: Adoniram and Ann Judson
Full 30 minute video: https://youtu.be/Zy2Fx5I4EOM
More on Adoniram and Ann Judson: https://torchlighters.org/heroes/adoniram-and-ann-judson/
If you have one of the following storybook BIbles, they share part of Paul's story..
- Jesus Story Book Bible page 340 (in both classrooms)
- Big Picture Story Bible page 427 (in 2/3 yr old room)
- The Story Bible page 456 (in 4/5 yr old room)
- The Biggest Story Bible Storybook page 490 (in 4/5 yr old room)