The Love of God (PS/A)

Published June 15, 2016 by Publisher

Fathers Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day

Theme: The Love of God

Scripture Reading:

2 Samuel 12: 7-13. After David, the King of the Israelites, acknowledge his terrible sin, God forgives him.

Teacher to class:

We have all sinned. In our eyes, some sins are small and some are great. David’s sin was punishable under the law of his land by death. But God forgave him. This is one example of how much God loves us.

Puppet Script:

Jane

Hi Fred, did you know today is Father’s Day?

Fred

I know. And then there is Mother’s Day. But how come there is no Kid’s Day?

Jane

I don’t know!

Fred

I have another question I bet you can’t answer!

Jane

Ok.

Fred

How many Father’s do you have?

Jane

That’s easy, one.

Fred

Wrong!

Jane

Ah, I don’t think so, and I should know!

Fred

Ok. I shall explain. But let me first ask you another question.

Jane

You have lot’s of questions this morning!

Fred

Do you know the Lord’s Prayer?

Jane

Of course, I say it every day.

Fred

How does it begin?

Jane

Our Father which art in Heaven.

Fred

Our What?

Jane

Our Father. But wait a minute, that’s not fair. God is everybody’s father!

Fred

Everybody, including you, therefore you have two fathers.

Teacher to class:

We find many names for God in the Bible. Jesus urged us to think of God as our loving father and went a step further by calling him Abba, an Aramaic word roughly translated as “Daddy,” to show us how intimate our relationship with him is.

God the Father is the perfect example for all earthly fathers. He is holy, just and fair, but his most outstanding quality is love:

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8)

And to love someone is to forgive someone. Forgiveness does not mean that there will be no punishment for our sins. Jesus said it was OK for man to have laws to protect one another.

You all probably did something wrong last week. And you may have been punished for it by your father or mother. But even though you have sinned and you were punished, your father and mother still forgive you. They forgive you because they love you.

Class activity:

Each student writes/draws a Happy Father’s Day Card. Suggested copy:

“Thank you for forgiving me when I do something wrong.”

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