November 3

God Declares a New Covenant
(Jeremiah, Prophet to Judah)

Jeremiah

Nursery

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
God forgives us when we trust in Jesus.

Story Point:
God planned to send Jesus.

Big Ideas:

  • Jeremiah was a prophet to Judah.

  • God made a new promise to forgive His people.

  • God sent Jesus to forgive His people forever.


Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • God made Jeremiah a prophet.

  • Jeremiah said that sin fools people into wanting or doing things God does not want for them.

  • Jeremiah told about a new and better covenant where God would give people power to obey Him.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Christ Connection:
Jeremiah said that God was going to forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin when we trust in His Son, Jesus. Jesus died on the cross to take away our sin. He changes us and give us power through His Spirit to obey Him.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? God planned to send Jesus.

Story Point:
Jeremiah told about a new and better covenant.

Big Ideas:

  • Jeremiah was a prophet to Judah.

  • God made a new promise to forgive His people.

  • God sent Jesus to forgive His people forever.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • How does our sin make our hearts tricky? Have you seen your heart be tricky?

  • What makes the new covenant God planned to make with His people better than the old one?

  • Who made God’s promise to forgive sin and change people’s hearts come true?

Family Activity:

  • Play with rocks and play dough. Read Ezekiel 36:26-27. Compare the rocks and play dough to stone and flesh. Talk about how God can give us the power to obey Him.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • God called Jeremiah to be a prophet.

  • Jeremiah told people that their hearts trick them.

  • Jeremiah told God’s people about a new and better covenant.

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
Jeremiah told God’s people about a new and better covenant.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.

Christ Connection:
Jeremiah told about a day when God would forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin through His Son, Jesus. He changes us and gives us power through His Spirit to obey His commands.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What did the old covenant require?

  • What would make the new covenant so good?

  • Who made the new covenant come true? How did He do that?

Family Activity:

  • Plan a trip to a local flea market or second hand store. Work with your kids to select an item you think you can “flip” into something new and better. Over the next few weeks, work on this renovation product, and discuss how Jesus gives us new hearts that are better.


Older Kids

Key Passage:
2 Chronicles 7:14

Story Point:
Jeremiah told God’s people about a new and better covenant.

Big Picture Question:
How did God plan to fix what sin broke? Before He created the world, God planned to send the Messiah to save sinners.

Christ Connection:
Jeremiah told about a day when God would forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin through His Son, Jesus. He changes us and gives us power through His Spirit to obey His commands.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Do you always obey rules at home? Why not?

  • Is your heart hard toward God or soft? Why?

  • Why do you think God sent prophets to warn His people?