Grove Kids -August 21, 2022

Epic: A Love Story for the Ages

This Month’s Memory Verse:

“Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.” 1 John 4:10, NIrV

This Month’s Life App:

Love—Showing others how much they matter to you

No Matter What

The Fall | Genesis 3 (Genesis 2:15-17; The Gospels)

As we travel back to the creation narrative in Genesis 1-2, we read how God created the world . . . and it was good. God created people—Adam and Eve—to live in the world, enjoy it, and cultivate it. Adam and Eve had a close, personal relationship with God and with each other. God created people to care for each other and work together to care for everything that God had made.

Love—Showing others how much they matter to you

Bottom Line

God loves us no matter what.

The fact is, we’re like Adam and Eve. We’ve all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But we also know that God still loves us, and that will never, ever change. God loved us enough to send Jesus for us. Because of what Jesus did on the cross, we can have a relationship with God that will last forever.

Message to Parents

Most mornings while I get ready in the morning, I listen to Max Lucado’s podcast. They are short messages reassuring me of God’s great love and desire to fill my life with His hope, grace, and pure mercy. It’s an honest push in the right direction; closer to Jesus. I can choose to go through my day feeling the hurts, pains, and misunderstandings of family members or upset children, then allow that to dictate what kind of person I am. Or I can choose to accept the love and forgiveness of Jesus and move forward. When I live in the latter, I am more likely to forgive others and even myself. God says I’m worth it and worthy of his love. I can’t ask for a better life. in Grove Kids, we often end our prayers with these words, “Thank you, Jesus, for dying on the cross to forgive our sins, and preparing a place for us in heaven.” I so love the picture of God preparing a special place for me at his table. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). The whole plan was in His forgiveness. There would be no table without it.

The Power of Forgiveness


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