Foundations

Learn how to start, how to live, and how to grow as a Christian kid.

How to Start a Relationship with God

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The first thing every kid needs to know about the Christian faith is all about how to start a relationship with God.

Key Points:

  • Our problem is sin.
  • Our solution is Jesus.
  • Our response is faith.
  • We start by trusting Jesus.

Memory Verse:

Galatians 1:4 Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Make a list of the stuff you got for your last birthday. How much of it did you pay for with your own money? Who gave you your presents?
  3. Why is sin a problem?
  4. What did Jesus do to fix our sin problem?
  5. Read Ephesians 2:8-9. Jesus is God’s gift to us. What do we have to do to get that gift? How much do we have to “pay” God for it?
  6. Have you put your faith in Jesus? If not, are you ready today? Pray the prayer with your parents or teacher.
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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This is part of the Foundations for Kids series.

How to Live as a Christian Kid

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The second thing every kid needs to know about the Christian faith is how to live as a follower of Jesus. How does God want us to act?

Key Points:

  • Foundations Truth #2: We live to honor God.
  • The Spirit leads us.
  • The Bible guides us.
  • Other Christians help us.

Memory Verse:

2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. What was your favorite part of the video? What is one thing you learned from the video?
  3. How can you honor (show thanks) your parents? How about your teachers at school?
  4. Make a list of things that honor God.
  5. Make a list of things that don’t honor God.
  6. How does the Bible help us?
  7. How can other people help us to honor God? How can you help people to honor God?
  8. Read Ephesians 4:21-24. What should we do with our old nature? How does the Spirit help us to live for God?
  9. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?
  10. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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This is part of the Foundations for Kids series.

How to Grow as a Christian

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The third thing every kid needs to know about the Christian faith is how to grow up. God has a special mission for every Christian, even if you're just a kid!

Key Points:

  • Foundations Truth #3: We grow by helping others.
  • We grow by serving people.
  • We grow by giving money.
  • The greatest way to grow is by sharing our faith with others.

Memory Verse:

Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations…”

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. How do you feel when people do things for you? How can you serve people in your life?
  3. Why should we give money to God?
  4. Identify a friend you would like to invite to church or talk to about Jesus. Talk with your parents about how best to do that.
  5. Read Romans 12:9-11. What does it look like to really love someone? How can you honor people in your life?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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This is part of the Foundations for Kids series.