Use these statements to connect each session of Bible Studies for Life: Kids to Christ as you teach your children each week.
Unit 1, Session 1: Joshua and Caleb
Caleb and Joshua trusted God. God planned for Joshua to lead the next generation of Israelites into the promised land. Joshua was not perfect, but his faithfulness reminds us of Jesus, who is perfect. Jesus obeyed the Father and trusted His plan to save people from their sins.
Unit 1, Session 2: Joshua and Jericho
Joshua left a legacy of obedience to God. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, He appeared to the disciples and left them with a legacy: to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Unit 1, Session 3: Elijah on Mount Carmel
The people who worshiped the false god Baal danced and cried and cut their bodies to show that they loved Baal. But the one true God is not like the false gods. He doesn’t require anything earthly of us. Instead, He showed His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus. Jesus bled and died to rescue us from sin when we trust in Him.
Unit 1, Session 4: Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Daniel chose to obey God no matter what, and God blessed Daniel and his friends. In an even greater way, Jesus always obeyed God. He came to earth and followed God’s plan to save sinners. Jesus never sinned, but He died the death we deserve. Jesus rose from the dead, and those who trust in Him receive God’s forgiveness and blessing.
Unit 2, Session 1: Jesus Resisted Temptation
Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation.
Unit 2, Session 2: Jesus Prayed in a Garden
When Jesus was on earth, He prayed that God’s will would be done. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus brought glory to God by rescuing people from sin and death.
Unit 2, Session 3: Jesus Loved Zacchaeus
Jesus came to look for and rescue people who sin. He came to rescue people like you and me. Jesus died on the cross and rose again. He is happy when we are sorry for our sin, and He wants us to trust in Him.
Unit 2, Session 4: Jesus Blessed the Children
God is changing believers to be more like Jesus. We are God’s children—freed from sin, given power to do what is right, and adopted into God’s family. Because Jesus died on the cross, God the Father welcomes us and promises a future with Him forever.
Unit 3, Session 1: Paul Wrote About Families
God wrote His plan for how families can work best in Paul’s letter. However, all families are broken because we live in a broken, sin-filled world. When Jesus left His throne and came to earth to die for our sins, He made a way for us to one day leave this broken world and live with Him in harmony forever.
Unit 3, Session 2: Baby Moses
God saved Moses to rescue His people. The calling of Moses points to a greater calling and rescue—the call of Jesus to come to earth to save God’s people from sin. Moses and Jesus both obeyed God’s commands in order to carry out His plan of salvation. Moses delivered God’s people from physical captivity; Jesus delivered God’s people from captivity to sin.
Unit 3, Session 3: Ruth and Boaz
Boaz was a family redeemer. That means he would help his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.
Unit 3, Session 4: Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He showed that He has power over death. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus died on the cross for our sin and rose from the dead. He gives eternal life to those who trust in Him.
Unit 3, Session 5: Pricilla and Aquilla
Priscilla and Aquila loved God and worshiped Him together as a family. They could worship God in their home, with their church, or wherever they wanted! When Jesus died on the cross, He removed any separation between us and God. Because of Jesus, we, too, can worship God anywhere and everywhere.