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Freedom in Christ

Day 1 of 4

JESUS FREES YOU FROM DEATH

TALKING TO GOD

Thank God that He sent His Son, Jesus, so that you can spend eternity with Him.

DIVING IN

Prepare some paper, writing utensils and coloring supplies for each member of the family. Together, talk about the promise of heaven — the assurance that you will live with God forever (eternity). Using the paper and art supplies, have each person describe heaven with pictures, words or both! Then share these original works of art, and explain how they make you feel about this amazing promise from God.

GOING DEEPER

Jesus says, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life" (John 5:24). Because you believe in Him, you are set free from the fear of death and can look forward to living forever with God in heaven. Thinking and talking about heaven is one way of celebrating your freedom in Jesus and keeping your focus on God's promises.

TALKING TO EACH OTHER

- As your family shared with each other about heaven, did you have any new insights about God's gift of eternal life?

- How does the promise of heaven make you feel?

- How does knowing you have eternal life influence the way you live now?

This day’s reading

About this plan

In each of the four days of this plan, you and your children will explore God’s gift of freedom. You’ll learn that we’re not only saved from death, fear, and sin, but also that we’re saved for love. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

Publisher

We would like to thank Focus on the Family and Thriving Family for this devotional. For more information, please visit: www.focusonthefamily.com/youversion.

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