"Why Did Jesus Have To Die?"
The Sacrificial System For Forgiveness
Romans 3:23; 6:23;
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?”
-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!