Freedom is a Responsibility (Part 1)
This month the Neuma Kids will be learning all about the Kingdom Culture value, Freedom is a Responsibility. Each week they will come to understand how Jesus set us free from the slavery of sin, learn to honour God with the choices we make, be aware of excuses we make to cover up disobedience and respond as Jesus would, and how to use our freedom to serve others in love.
This week we will be looking at how Sin has tried to keep me locked up, but Jesus has set me free!
Read Romans 6:20-22 in your Bibles or follow along online.
- What is your favourite animal you’ve seen at the zoo?
- What sort of area does that animal normally live in? The jungle? A desert?
- Do you think animals would rather live in a zoo or in the wild?
- What do you think freedom is?
- What are you free to do at home or at school? Are you free to choose your lunch? Are you free to choose what games to play outside?
- What are consequences or punishments for breaking rules at home or at school?
- What did Jesus free us from and how did He do it? Why did Jesus need to free us?
- Do you think people should be punished for doing the wrong thing? For example, hurting other people?
- What would the world look like if there were no consequences for the bad things people did?
Prayer is simply talking to God. The Bible says that God hears every single one of our prayers.
Think about the bible passage, What you have learnt?, What is standing out for you? Use these words to talk to God about what you are thinking and how you are feeling.
We have a responsibility with our freedom in Christ. Take a moment to think about all the things that you have a responsibility for.
Whether it’s 10 seconds or 10 minutes, gather with your family and spend a moment in prayer.
If you’ve decided to ask Jesus into your life for the first time, we’d love to hear about it! Please let us know.
Parents: if you’d like any further support in discipling your child after this decision please know we’re here to help and would love to provide any support we can.
Submit a photo of you and your family doing church at home. It could be selfie-style as you watch the video on the TV, or perhaps a photo of you with your Bible open to this week’s story. You can be as creative as you like!
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