Passages: Leviticus 1-27
Big Idea: God pays in full, cleans completely and removes forever all of our sin, so now we can live for God as his holy people.
Seven lessons exploring the book of Leviticus.
Note: These lessons are yet to be upgraded to the new Kidswise format. Each lesson contains two parts: K-2 is for children aged 5-7 and 3-5 is for children ages 8-11.
We don’t appreciate Jesus unless we know the book of Leviticus. And Leviticus doesn’t make sense if we don’t know Jesus.
Leviticus was the first book the Jews would teach their children. It’s like a dramatic stage play with all the signs pointing to Jesus. In Genesis, people are created in the image of God. They are perfect and are beautiful to God. They are naked and have no shame. But disobedience brings shame and leads to separation - death being the ultimate separation from God. And because of sin everything falls apart - our bodies, our thoughts, our environment... So what did God do to fix this problem? In Genesis 3:15, the gospel (good news) is announced. God will reverse the process of sin and death.
He will make the appropriate payment for our sin (death = payment for sin). He will establish a suitable go- between (between enemies - us and God). He will clean up the mess sin makes inside and out (in our hearts and in our bodies). He will cover over the shame of our sin (atonement). He will remove sin, separating his people from their sin forever (scapegoat). So once again God can live with his people and they can live as his holy people. And living God’s way is always the best way.
The unit comes complete with stories, pictures, suggested songs/memory verses, games, drama activities, crafts, large and small group activities. A resource pack full of crafts and worksheets is also included.