"Why Did Jesus Have To Die?"

Key Foundation:

The Sacrificial System For Forgiveness

Key Scriptures:

Leviticus 1:1-4;

Romans 3:23; 6:23;

Ephesians 2:1-5;

Hebrews 9:22;  10:1-10;

1 Peter 2:22-24

Read Romans 3:23 and 6:23.

-In your own words, write out God’s payment rule for sin.



Read Leviticus 1:1-4 and Hebrews 9:22.

-Why did the Israelites have to bring God an animal offering?


-What do we do today, if anything, that’s like bringing an animal offering to God? Explain.



Read Hebrews 10:1-10.

How is Jesus’ death the same as or different from the animal sacrifices offered to God on the altar?



Read Ephesians 2:1-5.

-What could you tell your friends if they asked, “Why did Jesus have to die?”



Family Activities 

-Have everyone in your family form two teams.
-Explain that teammates will try to throw a ball back  and forth to one another while the other team tries to intercept the throw.
-A team scores one point every time members complete three consecutive passes—to three different teammates—without an interception.
-After a team scores five points, pass the ball to the other

-Ask everyone in your family  to sit in a circle.

-Give each person five paper clips.

-Explain that each person is to try to collect paper clips by describing their unique experiences and abilities.

-For example, a person might tell about winning a color- ing contest at the age of 4, being able to wiggle his or her ears, or being able to recite the books of the Bible backward.

-Remind kids that every activity they describe must be absolutely true.

-After someone shares a unique activity or ability, each group member who hasn’t done that activity or doesn’t have that ability must give that person one paper clip.

-Play until everyone has had a chance to name a few things.

-Whoever has the most paper clips wins!