In a past post we told you about how our Grade 6 teachers like to engage their students by asking the kids questions and having them write their answers down in the form of an essay. We are very happy to share some more amazing answers in this post.
What is the Truth About Sin & What is the Good News About Jesus?
Kate: “Some may ask, what is the truth about sin? The answer is simple: death. The Bible says that sin is punishable by death. But sin also separates us from God … but there is a way to be saved from death. The answer is Jesus. Jesus is the only way to be saved from sin. He died on the cross to save us from the punishment of death. My favorite verse talks about that. John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ In one of my newfound favorite movies, God’s Not Dead, there were lots of characters who believed that God is dead. Lots of people believe this, lots of my friends probably believe it. But it’s not true. God is still alive and He always will be. The Bible is His word and it’s true. Jesus is our Messiah and Savior. He came down to save us. He didn’t come to save the righteous because if He had there would have been no need for Him to come down at all because nobody except Him is perfect. He came down to save sinners and that is why He died on the cross; to save us. He gave His own life to save ours. So the good news about Jesus is: He came down from heaven for one purpose, to save us from our sins.”
Laura: “I think the truth about sin is that it is not good because the devil is usually the one trying to get us to do it and all the devil wants is bad for us… The good news about Jesus is that He is all powerful, He died on the cross just to save us, and He will ALWAYS love us; no matter what… I do not know why He has given me so much but I have not given Him anything to earn His love… Jesus is all powerful (Omnipotent) … Jesus is all knowing (Omniscient) … I love Him so much!”
Alese: (Alese went straight to the Bible for her answers and her comments are in italics below)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Since we sin, we have to die; but if we ask for forgiveness even though we sin, God gives us eternal life because Jesus paid for our sins.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21, NIV) This meant that Mary would give birth to our Savior and that He will save us from our sins.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16) He is able to understand what we feel, and He is sinless and gives us grace and mercy.
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28, NIV) Jesus died for us so that we can have eternal life and that we have been forgiven.
Our Grade 6 Students are an Inspiration!
How encouraging it is to hear from our children about spiritual truth. Their open hearts to receive the truth of God’s Word and their diligence to search the scriptures is a refreshing and convicting example of what it means to have a growing, vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Peter exhorted us to “always be ready” to give an answer for what we believe (1 Peter 3:15). This Grade 6 essay exercise is good for the kids, but it’s a good reminder for adults, too! To be ready to give an answer requires that we think about possible questions in advance. The Lord wants us to know what we believe and why we believe it and to be praying for open doors and boldness to share our faith with those around us.
Whether we are young, or not so young, may our light shine brightly for Jesus!
[Please be praying for our kids’ church ministry at RMCC including for continued inspiration on how to love our kids and help them understand the riches of the faith!]