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Object suggested: (Optional) Poster board with the word “new” printed on it in large letters. Add definitions or other “new” items or ideas the children offer. At the end of the lesson print the word “life” in large letters following the word “new.”
What is the meaning of the word new? Something you haven’t had before? Something you might need to learn how to use? Something exciting? Have you received something new recently?
How do you feel when you put on a new dress or shirt? It’s fun to have something new and different to wear.
How about new shoes? Sometimes it takes a bit of time for new shoes to feel comfortable.
How about a sunrise? A sunrise tells us that a new day is starting. A new day is exciting and full of possibilities.
The Bible tells us that Christ was raised from the dead “so we also might walk in newness of life” (6:4). When we accept God’s love and become Christians we begin a
new life. Just like a new day, our new life is exciting and full of possibilities. Our new life as a Christian is different and may also feel a bit uncomfortable. We have much to learn about living this new life. The Bible can help us with that.
The word new means many things. To walk “in the newness of life” with Christ is a gift. Use it well.
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan