Date

October 25 - 31, 2020

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday October 25, 2020 | Jesus and Nicodemus 

Nicodemus needed new life—eternal life—but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed His love in this way: He sent His one and only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.

This Week’s Lesson: Jesus and Nicodemus   

  • Bible Passage: John 3
  • Story Point: Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s great plan.
  • Key Passage: John 3:16
  • Big Picture Question: What makes people special? People are special because God made us in His own image.

One night, when Jesus was in the city of Jerusalem, a man named Nicodemus came to visit Jesus. Nicodemus was a religious man. He studied God’s law, tried very hard to obey it, and taught it to others. Nicodemus wanted to know more about Jesus. “Teacher,” Nicodemus said, “we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. No one could do the miracles You do unless God were with him.” Nicodemus was right. Jesus was a good teacher. Jesus came to earth from heaven, and God was with Him. Jesus decided to teach Nicodemus an important lesson. Jesus said, “A person cannot see God’s kingdom unless he is born again.” Nicodemus was confused. He thought that a person got to go to heaven if he was good and obeyed all of God’s laws. Jesus’ words did not make sense. “How can anyone be born again when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. Nicodemus knew that babies are small when they are born. How can a grown man be born again? Jesus told Nicodemus that when a baby is born, the baby gets life from his parents. But that kind of life does not last forever. Jesus said that people can get a better kind of life from God. This kind of life  means people can live with God forever. Nicodemus still did not understand. “How is it possible to get life from God?” Nicodemus asked. Jesus said, “When I tell you about things we have seen on earth, you do not believe Me. Will you believe Me when I tell you about things I have seen in heaven?” Then Jesus reminded Nicodemus of the time when God’s people disobeyed God and got sick. The people were healed when they looked at the bronze snake on the pole. Jesus said that He would be raised up like the snake so that everyone who believes in Jesus will be healed from their sin and have eternal life. Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s great plan. Jesus said, “God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus was talking about Himself; He is God’s one and only Son!

Christ Connection: Nicodemus wanted life with God, but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift. God showed His love by sending His one and only Son to rescue people from sin. Everyone who believes in Him receives God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus.



Family Starting Points

Babies and Toddlers

  • Jesus gives us life forever with God.
  • Jesus cared for people.
  • Nicodemus went to see Jesus at night.
  • Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s plan.
  • God sent Jesus to earth because He loves us.

Preschoolers

  • Jesus told Nicodemus about God’s great plan.
  • What makes people special? People are special because God made us in His own image.

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Have a Blessed Sunday!

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