[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_image _id=”4″ ][cs_element_text _id=”5″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”6″ ][cs_element_text _id=”7″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”8″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”9″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”10″ ][cs_element_text _id=”11″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”12″ ][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”13″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”14″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”15″ ][cs_element_text _id=”16″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][/cs_content][cs_content_seo]”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!