Can you look back through Romans and write down the address of the verses that tell us that Jesus died for your sin? … Circle your answer. This type of struggle and tug-of-war is what goes on inside of us as Christians, but Romans 8:1 is our hope! Why was the Law of God not enough by itself? 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Overview, The children will learn why they can trust in God’s forever love and the promise of Leah Pittsinger, Roman’s Road Word Search (Activity) Click here, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 NIV. Continue this activity until all the children have had a chance to say the verse. Okay, … Like the gummy worm, he might challenge us to grow by stretching us. Introduction:Last week we learned that hearing God’s Word, believing in Jesus, and confessing our faith in Him are the steps to become a believer. Go back and read Romans 1:16. How do those who are in Christ walk? (Romans 8:15-16) mind set on flesh                              death, mind set on the Spirit                         peace. We live in a world tainted by sin. Let's face it, bad things happen in life. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8) God made us and shaped us with his hand. Discuss how long they actually last to make the distinction that we really don’t have a good understanding of what “forever” means. Object Lesson with Cake - Romans 8:28. Sin came to punish and judge us… but Jesus came and punished and judged sin. Maybe those friends did not get along because one of them wanted you to do things that you knew were wrong and the other friend simply would not do it… but you were torn between the two friends. This word for “condemned” tells us that when we are baptized in Jesus, when we believe in Him, when we died with Him, were buried with Him, and were raised with Him… He took away sins power and dominion over us. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. They are little words with BIG meaning. Think about the preposition “in”. Today we will learn why we can be confident in God’s forever love and live boldly for Him. We will always have God’s love no matter what happens to us, so we don’t have to fear the circumstances we face on earth. First, you have one minute to make a flower, go. Christian Object Lesson with Cake - Romans 8:28. Read Romans 8:4 again. Draw a line to the correct descriptions. Write the verse on a white board and read it out loud with the class. Fall Short (Romans 3:23) Kids reach for measuring tape. Conclusion: God showed us His forever love by sending Jesus to die for our sins, and He continues to show love by caring for us and leading us. What’s on the Inside?” (Activity) Click here, No Way! A mind set of the flesh and a mind set on the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Does what you learned in Romans 8:5-7 help you understand why those in the flesh cannot please God? And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' What has set you free from the law of sin and of death? But God’s forever love truly does last forever! Main Point: God can even use even the bad times in our lives for good. The word “but” is important in the Bible and so is the word “in”. Your group might enjoy listening for the words, POP, POPPED, POPCORN and clapping their hands one time for each time they hear the word. Romans 8:15-17 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Say: It’s hard to separate strong magnets. Talk about things that seemingly last “forever,” such as large amounts of money, batteries, clothing, going to school, etc. Circle your answer. (Because He sent Jesus to die for our sins.)4. Then instruct the children to stand in a circle and pass around a bean bag while music plays (or a song is sung). The law of the Spirit works with the Law of God to set you free from the law of sin and death! Person presenting the lesson may want to sit on a stool demonstrating a “time-out.”. Next, fold the newspaper in half. Have you ever played a game of tug-of-war when you were the one in the middle? (Allow kids one minute to mold the object.) Have you ever played a game of tug-o-war? Okay, next you have one minute to make a horse, go. Can those who are in the flesh please God? Today begin reading at Romans 7:21 and read through Romans 8:1. Share this message of forever love with someone you know this week. What is the power of salvation? What did God do for us since He knew we were unable to keep the Law of God because of our flesh? What does Romans 7:25 say that we serve with our mind? 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' 5 Subscribe To. They will teach you a lot about God and your relationship with Him. We are bold conquerors who know God will never leave us! 2 Provide one 25” long sheet of wax paper and one full sheet of newspaper for each child. We begin Romans 9 this coming Sunday… here are the handouts for Romans 8:28-30. What does it say that Jesus did for us when He came in the flesh? Time’s up, hold up those flowers. 1. Romans 8:28-30. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 NIV Write the verse on a white board and read it out loud with the class. Romans 8:1-11Being Free. When you’re “led by the Spirit” in the family - Romans 8:14, verb=willingly led, as we yield to the Spirit, He guides us. What is “condemnation?” (A strong disapproval/punishment.)2. How did that make you feel? Why won’t believers in Jesus suffer “condemnation?” (Because His death paid the cost for our sins.)3. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." Yes                   No               I don’t know. Rather, we use the word to describe something that lasts a long time according to our own opinions. About Us (Hint: read Romans 6:23). When the music stops, the child holding the bean bag will recite the verse. Give each family two strong magnets. Read Romans 8:3 one more time. 1 Take a moment to say John 3:16. John 16:13 - “When He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth”. He __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ sin in the flesh. so that the  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  of the  __ __ __   might be __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  in us. (Conquerors.)8. Read Romans 8:4. 4 Login Does this verse help you understand what Romans 8:3 says God did for us? Have grown-ups guide kids to explore the strength of the magnets by putting them together and taking them apart. Have families read Romans 8:38 together. ________________________________________________________________________________. (Romans 8:15-16) The Gospel is the power of salvation because it is also the law of the Spirit. (Hint: find the preposition). 1 Provide each child with a copy of the Alliance logo symbols. Use the following script (or modify to suit your needs): “Hey, everybody! Maybe you have had two friends before who did not get along with each other, but you wanted to be friends with both of them. Register Hold up those horses. (Romans 8:14) "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. What is the law of the Spirit? Read Romans 8:8. Baking a cake can teach a powerful object lesson for kids. Lesson 8: Romans 3:21-26 Class Handout for Lesson 8 Class Notes for Lesson 8 Audio Copy of Lesson 8 (MP3 format) Lesson 9: Romans 3:25 - 4:3 Class Handout for Lesson 9 Class Notes for Lesson 9 Audio Copy of Lesson 9 (MP3 format) Lesson 10: Romans 4:4-12 Class Handout for Lesson 10