Awesome Children’s Salvation Lesson {Valentine’s Day}

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Valentine's Day Salvation MessageMaterials: PRINT the Jesus sign and the hearts  PRINTABLE and cut the hearts, OR just use a plain white sheet of paper as the background; red, yellow, black, and white construction paper; tape; glue stick; red crayon with the paper taken off.

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Valentines Day 2Story: (Put background up.)

This word says, “Jesus.” I wonder why God sent Jesus to earth?

Valentines Day 3God loves us so much! In fact, He loved us before the foundation of the world! And He wants to walk with us. He wants a GREAT relationship with us. (Glue on the red heart.) But there is something wrong with our relationship with God.

Valentines Day 4Where is God? (Heaven!) The Yellow Heart reminds us of heaven and that’s where God wants us to eventually be. He desires to have a healed relationship with mankind. But there is a problem that has to be fixed. (Put up yellow heart.)

Valentines Day 5(Put Small Black Heart on the the paper.)

What is sin? (Anything that we think, say or do that does not please God.) Who sins? (Everyone) What have you done that is sin? (have kids give examples) The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It also tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” What is a wage? (something, such as money, that a person earns) So that verse tells us that we, all sinners, EARN death because of our sin. And this sin brakes our relationship with God. This is the problem that must be fixed, but humanity can’t do it. There is nothing a person can do. Our righteousness is as filthy rags. God is the One who must reach down to us.

Valentines Day 6What is the rest of the “wages” verse? (For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.) Yes! To fix the Sin Problem, God sent Jesus. And remember, He is like God. Jesus was born like you, only He was without sin. He grew up, lived His life, worked some miracles, preached some great sermons, and then He was accused of saying He was God. The Jews didn’t like hearing that. So they figured out how to get Jesus killed. Crucified. Jesus didn’t fight them. Jesus was nailed onto a cross on a hill called Calvary.

(Hold up the heart with the hole in it.)

There is a place in everyone’s heart that only Jesus can fill. Each person has a “Jesus-sized” hole in his heart. People try to fill this hole up with all sorts of things, such as money, jobs, people, family, drugs, alcohol, sports, or material items. But those things do not satisfy the hole in the heart. There is no peace.

(Glue the Black Heart with Hole onto the paper.)

Valentines Day 7(Hold up the White Heart.)

[Do a brief testimony of your salvation experience!] This is my heart. I know that I know I have been “washed by the blood of the lamb!” And now my heart has been made clean and I can have a personal relationship with God. {Point to the yellow heart.} When I die I know I will be with God forever. How did I do that? The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved!” Saved from what? (Hell, eternal separation from God) God wants you to have life. Eternal life with Him. Forever. Remember the yellow heart?

By telling Jesus that He is Lord, then you are saying to Him, “Jesus, my life is Yours. YOU are my Lord. You are my Master. I am going to learn about your commands and then I am going to obey them.” Believing in Jesus means making a change in your behavior and living a life in His favor.

(Glue on the White Heart.)

Valentines Day 8(Cover the hearts with a plain sheet of paper.)

God’s love covers all of our sins. Not just mine, but the sins of all humanity for all eternity. Jesus died once to save everyone.

Valentines Day 9(Take the red crayon on its side and color the white sheet of paper. All the hearts turn red.)

Jesus’ death on the cross covers all sin. If a person accepts and believes in Jesus, then God sees a heart that does not have a hole in it, but a heart filled with the red blood of Jesus. God does not remember the sin. He forgives the sin. Now does this mean I never sin? No. I mess up all the time, but if I return to God, confess my sin, and try to not act on the sin again, then God is just and forgives.

Valentines Day 10Allow the children the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Savior. Lead an “alter” call of sorts afterwards. You can use THIS GUIDE to help you. There were 9 children saved and 2 rededications after I did this lesson! It was amazing!

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Awesome Children’s Salvation Lesson {Valentine’s Day} — 5 Comments

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  2. I wonder about the starting page being ‘me’ or the child’s name. Then glue the hearts to it — our sin, God’s desire for us, etc. But then glue a white page to ‘ourselves’ (maybe this new page says “Jesus” on it or maybe a cross). This would take the lesson one step further to illustrate how nothing can separate us from the love of God (can’t pull the pages apart).

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