Hands-On Faith - Week of Sept. 24, 2012

Jesus Frees You From Death



Romans 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death

Talking to God

Thank God that He sent His Son, Jesus, so that you can spend eternity with Him.

Diving In

Prepare some paper, writing utensils and coloring supplies for each member of the family. Together, talk about the promise of heaven — the assurance that you will live with God forever (eternity). Using the paper and art supplies, have each person describe heaven with pictures, words or both! Then share these original works of art, and explain how they make you feel about this amazing promise from God.

Going Deeper

Jesus says, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life" (John 5:24). Because you believe in Him, you are set free from the fear of death and can look forward to living forever with God in heaven. Thinking and talking about heaven is one way of celebrating your freedom in Jesus and keeping your focus on God's promises.

Talking to Each Other

• As your family shared with each other about heaven, did you have any new insights about God's gift of eternal life?

• How does the promise of heaven make you feel?

• How does knowing you have eternal life influence the way you live now?

From Focus on the Family's © [2011] [Lee Smedly]. Used by permission.