New Beginnings - Review

Children will:-

  • learn that because Jesus sacrificed Himself for us, God gives us unlimited chances to start over when we truly repent.
  • discover how to get rid of the old self and put on the new way of thinking and living in Christ.
  • learn that Jesus’ baptism marked the beginning of his ministry.
  • learn that our baptism marks the beginning of our new life in Jesus.
  • learn that we are to plan our ways and trust the Lord, as He guides our steps according to His perfect will.

Bible Story Reference: Mathew 18:21-22, 2 Corinthians 5:17-22, Mark 1:9-11, Matthew 3:13-17, Luke 3:21-22, Isaiah 55:6-9

Memory Verse: 

Colossians 3:13 (NIV) 

Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Bible Story Review

In the New Beginnings theme, we learn:-

  • That we should forgive endlessly. We can’t keep a record of wrongs; we can’t tally up the number of times we must forgive. We cannot keep track of the number of times we forgive. We must keep forgiving and forgiving and forgiving, no matter what, even if it means forgiving more than 490 times!
  • That Only you are responsible for getting rid of your old bad habits, sinful ways, evil thoughts, etc. No one else can decide to get rid of them but you. You must ask the Holy Spirit to help you get rid of your old ways and put on the new creation.
  • That baptism represents a new beginning for us as well. When we are baptized, it shows the world that just as Jesus rose from the dead through the glory of God the Father, we also live a new life in him.
  • That our job is to plan and commit ourselves to God and He will guide us to the perfect promise He has for us.


Dear Jesus, thank you for new beginnings.