Join us for a simple, but powerful time thinking about how Jesus is our Hope.
Hope means to wait expectantly for something. Right now we are waiting expectantly for Christmas. We believe that Christmas will come.
Just like we wait expectantly for Christmas, we wait expectantly to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Jesus is our hope. Jesus is the thing that we are waiting for, because He is the BEST GIFT EVER.
Because of what Jesus did for us, we know that we will get to be with God forever and ever. He is the rescue that God promised.
When we believe and trust that Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, and died to save us, we are saved from our sins and we get to know God personally and be part of God’s family.
Lord God, you are my hope.
I have trusted you since I was young,
Psalm 71:5 (ICB)
Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them. But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.”
“Agreed,” she replied. “Let it be as you say.”
So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
Joshua 2:17-21 (NIV)
Define Hard Words
*Hope - literally a cord (like the cord Rahab used)
Waiting expectantly for God to do what He says He will do
Ask Your Kids
*How can you wait expectantly to celebrate Jesus’ birth?
*What are of your life are you having trouble waiting for God?
Engage Your Kids
*Read Joshua 2:17-21 as a family.
*Explain that just like Rahab waited expectantly to be saved, we wait expectantly for Jesus.
*Act out the story of Rahab putting the red cord in her window.
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