11am Service 27 September 2020
The sermon outline is attached below along with some reflection questions.
Dear GCBC Parents:
Jason will be preaching on Romans 1:16-17 on Sunday which are a good summary of the whole book of Romans. In these two verses, we read that faith alone in the work of Christ is what makes us right in God’s eyes. This concept is the opposite of what our world teaches. We’re told that our work and good deeds gain us favour with others, and our children absorb this message innocently. Please take time to talk with your children/teens about God’s unconditional acceptance of us through our faith in Christ alone.
Sunday, 27th September Links:
Digging Deeper for Children (print the Digging Deeper worksheet or write out the following Scripture passage on your own piece of paper and follow the instructions below; then answer the questions listed after the verses)
- Put a square around “Good News” everywhere you see it
- Circle the words “power,” “work,” “saving,” “makes us right,” and “accomplished”
- Put squiggly lines under the words “believes” and “faith” everywhere you see it
Romans 1:16-17 (NLT)
16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.a 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
- What two things do we learn about the Good News in these verses? (Who is it about and what does it tell us?)
- Who do the words “power,” “work,” “saving,” “makes us right,” and “accomplished” speak about? How does this make you feel about him?
- How would you describe “faith” to a friend?
- When Paul says he is not ashamed of the Good News, does that encourage you? How?
Family Links –
- Trip Lee’s song “One Sixteen” about Romans 1:16 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mkxfAteY3w
- Right Now Media, “Torchlighters: The Martin Luther Story” – Martin Luther played an important role in emphasising the Gospel’s truth that faith alone in Christ alone makes us right with God.