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Mar 2019

Lesson Review – Ephesians 4:20-5:20 – Putting Off the Old Self

Parents,

Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied Ephesians 4:20-5:20 – Putting Off the Old Self. This is lesson 66 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 144 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 66 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

We can not earn our way to God by our good deeds, but because Jesus loved us and gave himself for us (Ephesians 5:2) we can now freely walk in a way that honors God.

The Lesson In A Sentence (or Two)

When we trust in Jesus for our salvation and right standing before God, we are now free to put away the old bad things in our life and follow Jesus in doing the good things that honor God.

Questions for Discussion

1. What does it mean to put off your old self?

Your old self does what it wants, not what God wants. When we put off our sinful lives we are committing to follow God and what the Bible teaches us.

2. What are some of the examples of putting off the old self Paul gives in today’s story?

We should not lie but speak the truth, not be angry but kind and forgiving, not steal but engage in hard work, etc.

3. What does the new self look like?

The new self is created to look like God; not to be God, but to reflect his character.

Praying together – Take time to pray with your child, ask God to help both of you to trust Jesus and to honor God by putting away the things that don’t please God and to “put on” the things that do please God.

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