Since the Coronavirus is keeping families at home, I’m offering free family devotions for children’s pastors to distribute to parents of their students. These devotions are from Building Foundations Curriculum and are copyrighted. They are only meant as a free resource during this time. Do not sell or publish this resource.
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The Road Lesson 1 – Out of Eden Family Devotions Handout
Memory Verse: Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Summary: Have you ever heard that all people are good inside? The theory is since everyone starts out good, all we have to do is train children and treat them right, and they’ll do good.
That’s not what the Bible says. According to the Bible, everyone is born into sin. We have all sinned. You don’t have to teach a child to lie, or steal, or disobey. It comes naturally. We can’t be good enough to go to Heaven. We have accept Jesus and His forgiveness to take care of our sin problem.
This sheet is provided to help families with devotions to go with the lessons your children learned in children’s church this week. Included is a daily Bible reading to use for discussions.
Monday: Read Genesis 2. When God created Adam and Eve, He called them very good. They lived in Eden and had fellowship with God. God only had one command.
Tuesday: Read Genesis 3. Adam and Eve disobeyed God, and sin came into the world.
Wednesday: Read Romans 3:10-20. Our hearts are bent toward sinning.
Thursday: Read Romans 3:21-26. God has made a way to redeem us from our sin.
Friday: Read I John 1:7-9. To take advantage of God’s forgiveness, we need to confess our sin to Him.
Saturday: Read Romans 6. Once Christ has forgiven us, we should consider ourselves dead to sin.
Family Activity: Road Trip
Go on a pretend road trip with your children. If they are younger, have them use their toy cars during this trip. Have them describe where they would go and what they would see along the way.
Make sure you point out the guardrails. Talk about how guardrails keep us safe from dangers. Talk about your family rules and how they are guardrails to protect your children from danger.
Ask the children what guardrails they can have in their lives to keep them safe from the temptation to sin. Avoid giving them a list of rules. Instead, encourage them to decide what changes they need to make.