Hands-on Faith for Families – week of October 14, 2019
Theme: Come to Jesus
Why Jesus Died
Scripture: For He Himself is our peace, Who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. (Ephesians 2:14)
Play: Have family members gather in a room and line up against a wall. Tell them to face the wall and try (alone and together) to push the wall down. Ask, “Is there any way to go through this wall to the next room without going through the door?”
Talk: Explain that the wall is a barrier separating the two rooms. In the same way walls create barriers between rooms, our sin placed a barrier between us and God. But Jesus’ death and resurrection provide a way through the sin barrier that would otherwise keep us from a relationship with God. Because Jesus died and came back to life, He became the door that allows us to come to God.
Pray: Thank God for loving us so much that He was willing to send His only Son to die for our sins so that we can have a relationship with Him.
— Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress
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