Eternal lifeJohn 3:3 I tell you the truth, no one can see the
What does eternal mean to you? Living forever in heaven is eternal life. Jesus said there is a place for you in heaven if you know Him. Forever is a VERY long time. How do we get eternal life … what kind of “work” do we have to do?
Discussion with questions from the kids.
Additional Scriptures: John 3:16, Matthew 19:17, Luke 10: 25 – 28, John 14:1-4
What is iniquity?
Psalm 38:18I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. (Memory verse)
Iniquity = wrongdoing - i.e. all of sudden turning your friends against someone who IS your friend just because that person did something you didn’t like or it made you mad.
We have ALL sinned. Part of having eternal life is knowing that Jesus is constantly by our side and we can always confess our sin (iniquity). He said he would do that even if we are repeat offenders. Maybe we have something we can’t stop doing or saying right now. BUT He will forgive you each and every time you come to Him and confess. We may try to do our best to “never sin again” but nobody can live up to that …. nobody! It’s impossible because we are human and we have all sinned (Romans 3:23) and will continue to do so (not an excuse). Jesus is the only pure one.
Even though we confess our sins, we may still have to pay consequences. He doesn’t always bail us out but he always forgives. Once we confess our sins, they are forever forgotten. He erases it from our record and He will NEVER make us feel guilty about what we have done. That comes straight from Satan.
We cannot hide anything from Jesus so you might as well be straight with Him. He already knows our sin. He wants us to come to Him for forgiveness. Not everyone can forgive a person just because they asked for forgiveness … but Jesus does.
This is all part of asking Jesus to be Lord and Savior of your life.
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 78:37-38, Psalm 103:10, Isaiah 59:2 & 20