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Feb 2019

Lesson Review – Ephesians 1:1-14 – Chosen before the World Began


Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied Ephesians 1:1-14 – Chosen before the World Began.

This is lesson 63 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 141 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 63 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

In Christ we are holy and blameless before God. This is all according to God’s will and plan from before the world began.

The Lesson In A Sentence (or Two)

Through faith in Jesus we are adopted into God’s family and made holy and blameless. This is according to God’s eternal plan.

Questions for Discussion

1. What does it tell us about God that he knew each of us even before we were born?
God is all-knowing and all-powerful.

2. What does it mean that God “adopts” us through Jesus?
That we are no longer God’s enemies because of our sin, but we are his kids and are made right with him because of Jesus’ death in our place for our sin.

3. K-4th Only: What is inside your envelope? What does it represent?
Inside the envelope is an index card with your child’s name on it. The card has lots of scribbles on it that represent all the ways he or she hasn’t obeyed God’s good commands (sin). Because of this sin, we are separated from God. But, when we trust in Jesus’ death in our place and for our sin, we are actually made holy and blameless in him (Ephesians 1:4). That’s why their card is “in” the perfectly clean envelope marked with Jesus’ name on it. The envelope is also sealed with an “H” to represent how believers are sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13).

Praying together –Take time to pray with your child, thanking God for his great power and wisdom and his ability to save us from our sin through his son, Jesus.

Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that you do not alter the wording in any way and do not charge a fee. For web posting, a link to this document on our website is preferred. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by Redemption Hill Church. Some questions and wording may have been taken from the Gospel Story Curriculum.


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