They are as ridiculous as me picking on you because you wore a red shirt to church today. In Romans 8:28 — “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good” — that’s a kind of love. The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference, Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God, La Biblia de Estudio de La Reforma, Spanish Edition, Naming Ligonier the Beneficiary of a Bank or Investment Account, Gifts That Provide Income and Tax Benefits. 12 Some people do not know God’s law when they sin. May 13, 2019 by Kristin Schmidt. If you have a number card find someone who also has a number card, if you have a letter card find someone who also has a letter card. The Ligonier Ministries site requires Javascript, but you’ve got Javascript disabled. In Germany, the Nazis thought everyone should have blonde hair and blue eyes and they especially hated anyone who was Jewish, so they decided they would kill anyone who didn’t meet their standards. He wants everyone of His children to see each other as equals and to know How very deeply He loves each and every one of us. I know for me, I haven’t always been #1 in everything I do—hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. (Read Romans 8: 31-38). Need more Children’s Ministry stuff, check out the Children’s Ministry drop down menu for lessons, skits, activities and more. Amen. God’s love for everyone could be thought of as His “merciful love,” since it results in the fact that God does not immediately punish people for their sins ( Romans … I haven’t always been the favorite in school or on the baseball team, and sometimes I was disappointed that I didn’t come in first place, but with God we don’t have to worry about that. All they have to do is Admit they have sinned, Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died to pay the price for that sin and rose again 3 days later, and Confess that Jesus is your personal Savior and your Lord. Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Proverbs 8:17 - I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. There is no difference between male and female. The Genesis account of God’s creation of the first male and female gives a clear picture that is extremely different from evolutionary views in our culture. I thank You so much for loving me so much to die on the cross to pay the price for my sin. 7 Bible Verses About Respecting and Treating Everyone Equally For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. They all assert that "God loves everyone equally", but what I am asking here is essentially whether "God loves everyone equally" means "God likes everyone equally" – hyunjinc Dec 12 '15 at 15:02. HE loves each and every person in this world with that same deep, everlasting love. If you have a card from this deck of cards, please return to your seat. Click on the link below to access the document for easy printing. It is written for Children’s Church or a large group setting, but it could easily be adapted for a small group. 1. Main Idea: God Loves Everyone Equally and So Should We Let’s pray: Dear Jesus, I thank You that You love everyone. I’m going to tell you different ways you can pair up with other people. It is what Titus 3:4 refers to as “the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind.”. 4. We go on to the New Testament of the Bible, and we see in Acts 17:25-28 that God made all races and nations, all of us by one blood (verse 26) for His purposes. That’s exactly how ridiculous it is to not love someone because they speak a different language, or eat different foods than you or have a different skin or hair color. 2. Earlier in this country, some people thought those with dark skin weren’t as good as those with light skin, so they made the dark skinned people slaves. The focus is how everyone is equal in God’s eyes and how God loves us equally. 1 John 4:7-11 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. And if we talk about the love of God in His terms of the love of complacency and talk about it universally, that’s blasphemy because God does not love the whole world in the love of complacency. You are all the same in Christ Jesus.”. But there’s also the sense in which in the Bible the love of God is defined in terms of God’s beneficence, that is that’s not just simply what His attitude is towards the world but how He displays that goodness universally—the rain falls upon the just as well as on the unjust. The leaders can stand at the front of the room. Is this biblical to say that phrase to just anyone?”. The biblical message—the gospel—is that God, motivated by love, moved unconditionally to save His people from their sin. For instance if I show you a verse that talks about "destruction", some people will say that it means God is destroying human beings, whereas I don't see the destruction of human beings, but the destruction of the non-love within us. (Chapter 4) It sound to me that He does love everyone. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another." Why does He call us to come to the cross? Even as recently as 40 years ago in this country, people didn’t think those with dark skin should sit in the good seats on the bus, or drink from the same drinking fountains as those with lighter skin. • We have been learning that God loves us. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him." The groups should each say their part in turn. It’s called The Human Shuffle. Because, as you rightly state, "The difference of opinion may have to do with the meaning of the word 'love.'" Why does He call us to come to Christ?’ If God loves everybody unconditionally, then you can do whatever you want and believe whatever you think. When I hear preachers stand up and say that ‘God loves everybody unconditionally,’ I want to scream and say, ‘Wait a minute. Yes, I believe that God loves all of us, equally. 3. Answer: There is a sense in which God loves everyone in the whole world ( John 3:16; 1 John 2:2; Romans 5:8 ). from Nathan W. Bingham If you have a number card find someone who has a letter card (there will be more than one number to a letter). And so that universal dimension of the love of God is manifest but usually when we’re talking about the love of God in popular language, what we’re really talking about is what we call God’s love of complacency. Maybe even moving some kids with red shirts away from their friends. Even if your hair is brown, no matter what color your skin is, no matter what you wear, God loves us equally and we need to love each other equally as well. So, if you are wearing a red shirt, you are pretty much already in trouble. 2. Tomorrow is the day we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. So, if I say, “Find someone with the same color card as you,” then you go find someone with the same color card as you and then get ready to listen to the next direction. So how can we love God, if we don't love the people we can see? God’s singular love for the elect quite simply does not rule out a universal love of sincere compassion—and a sincere desire on God’s part to see every sinner turn to Christ. God loves us so much it’s hard to comprehend. There is a lesson, memory verse activity, game, and a couple spots to show videos. Say the follow very seriously: OK, now before we start, I find it only fair to warn you I am going to be watching those of you with red shirts extra carefully. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen. Homeless Outreach. Children’s Church Lesson Taking people’s homes and money, making slaves of whoever they chose. This love is not conditional—it is rooted in God’s character and based on the fact that He is a God of love ( 1 John 4:8, 16 ). Directions: Give each child (or pair of children) a playing card. 9. We will be serving homeless people on May 19th. "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 2:6, Eph 6:9, Col 3:25). Everyone has a playing card. Date: Verse Concepts. 9:13) it is very clear that there is a kind of love that is not shared equally by everyone. 3. is not easily answered. Sign up using the link below. Find someone who has a card one lower than yours. (11:08-11:23): Praise and Worship: Prayer and 4-5 songs. • God commands us to love others. John 13:34 “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. - Romans 9:6–13. God loves everyone equally, with a deep, everlasting love. (Romans 3:23, NLT). I completely understand your train of thought. (11:23-11:25) Offering time: Pray and offering team collects offering. Contemporary English Version But if we say we love God and don't love each other, we are liars. Category: Ligonier Resources, In this brief clip from our 2017 National Conference, R.C. Sometimes one group looked down on another because of where they lived. I don’t like people who wear red shirts to church. Your email address will not be published. Then why does He call us to repent? Is It Biblical to Say That God Loves Everyone. All of these situations are ridiculous. 10 Bible Verses about God's Mercy ‹ › Most Relevant Verses. Read Romans 8:32 again. • We are to treat others as we’d like to be treated. He was a man who loved Jesus and knew that God loves each and every person on this earth equally. It means (and this is made clearer by checking the origin of the Greek word for “respecter”) that God is not impressed by anyone’s position, wealth, power or beauty. And that term, the love of complacency, is not used in the way in which we use the term complacency in our age, in our culture. OK, now wasn’t that ridiculous? The Egyptians didn’t’ like the Hebrews, they thought the Hebrews weren’t as good as they were, so they made the Hebrews their slaves. God is love and He loves us. Additionally, the love is so great that the greatest gift of all, eternal life, is offered to everyone. Sproul answers the question, “Is it biblical to say that God loves everyone?”, “Often I hear the phrase ‘God loves you’ proclaimed to a group of people which may include both Christians and non-Christians. • God loves us. http://armsfullofgrace.com/childrens-ministry/, Your email address will not be published. If you have a letter card find someone who has a number card He hates the world, He hates those who are swift to shed blood, and we have to take that into account. When we look at the concept of the love of God in Scripture, we see distinctions that have to be made. But, according to God, our Father, we are all equal, He has no favorites (Gal. I thank You that You see what is inside of us. God designed both the man and woman in His own image equally (Genesis 1:26–27). They will complain and that’s OK.). B ible verses that describe God’s love for us are some of my favorites.I hope you enjoy this list of inspirational quotes showing just how much God loves you. Watch the video below to see an example of how to teach this sermons for kids. 1. It would just need some discussion questions added in and viola! 1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. We are all equal. Find someone with a different color card than yours. – Matt Gutting Dec 19 '15 at 21:19 Find something who has the same number or letter on their card as you. Our term of complacency means smugness, self-satisfaction, that sort of thing. Galatians 3:28 “Now, in Christ, there is no difference between Jew and Greek. The focus is how everyone is equal in God’s eyes and how God loves us equally. Say: Since pretty much the beginning of time, people have thought less of certain people. It’s also God’s dream for us. Materials: The gist of his argument is certainly valid: It is folly to think that God loves all alike, or that He is compelled by some rule of fairness to love everyone equally. Ephesians 2:4. The Romans thought they were better than everyone else, so they treated everyone else badly and unfairly. Now, in Christ, there is no difference between Jew and Greek. There is no difference between slaves and free men. 4. If you’ve never done that and you’re ready, you can do that now. Nevertheless, John can elsewhere speak of the “whole world” (1 John 2:2), bringing bigness and badness together. There is no last place. Say: O.K., everyone, we’re going to play a game. When the Apostle Paul says God loved Jacob and hated Esau (Rom. 8. 7. Donate Now. Please forgive me for that sin and wash me clean as snow. 1 @FMS Search Twitter for (no quotes) "#SummaHaiku Q20". God loves you despite your sin, failures, and mistakes. That’s a lot of love! Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. M.C. It is written for Children’s Church or a large group setting, but it could easily be adapted for a small group. You are all the same in Christ Jesus. Expand. Romans 2:11-13 New International Reader's Version (NIRV) 11 God treats everyone the same. Love, Nature Of Riches, Spiritual God, Greatness Of Agape Love Mercy And Grace God's Mercy. Divide the kids into four groups then assign them a part of the verse. Of course, just because He loves us doesn't mean there still aren't conditions He places on us receiving the fulness of the Atonement. Memory verse: Matthew 7:12 …do to others what you would have them do to you… Lesson: God loves us. This love extends to all people in all times. Find someone with the same color card as you. There is no difference between male and female. Easy Print PDF – Download. There is a lesson, memory verse activity, game, and a couple spots to show videos. There is no difference between slaves and free men. James (Part III) - God Loves Everyone Equally. We are all different kinds of people, but as Christians we all belong to one family. The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God God's Love In Christ Mercy God's Love For Us Being Loved God, Love Of God's attitude towards people. Sometimes one looked down on the other because of what color hair they had, or the color of their skin. Why? Full 'God Is Love' Bible Passages 1 John 4:8 - But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Bible verses related to Everyone Is Equal from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. The Bible says that God hates some people. Say: You all had different cards, different colors and shapes, but we are all part of the same deck. There is no first place. And, all of these situations wouldn’t have happened if people would have known how much God loves everyone and that HE loves everyone equally. Adam was created first, but God decreed that it was not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.” They will not be judged by the law when they die. That was Martin Luther King’s Dream, but guess what? If God hates sin, and He does, then how can He love those of us who are saved because we still sin? He made it his mission to show people how we should love each other too, even those who are different from one another. Announcements . How to Experience God’s Grace in Your Life, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians (GEPC). God is working all things together for their good. And, Lord, if there is anyone here who doesn’t know You as their Lord and Savior, I pray they can know You know—that they can just pray a simple prayer like this: Lord, I know I have sinned and that sin has separated me from You. Use the link above to download a print-friendly version of this children’s message. After all four groups have said their part, everyone should say “Galatians 3:28” together. God’s sending love is to be admired not because it’s extended to so big a thing as the world, but to so bad a thing; not to so many people, but to such wicked people. Jun 28, 2017 Please help us to love each other too. In every nation, he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. Expand. Your card is either red or black and it has either a number from 2-10 on it or an Ace, King, Queen or Jack. Saturday 5:00 PM. In fact, the Scriptures tell us that there are many ways in which God is at enmity with the world. And if you want to enjoy the love of complacency you have to be in Christ. And it’s just not true that God loves us unconditionally. It didn’t really have to be a big reason, any reason was good enough to make people think they were better than another group of people and then the group that thought they were better would begin to mistreat those who they saw as not as good. There is the love of benevolence, where God has a kind spirit to the whole world and His benevolent will, His benevolent love falls on everybody. Historically and theologically we distinguish among three types of divine love. God did “not spare even His own Son but gave Him up for us all,” Jesus died for everyone and every single person on this earth has the same opportunity to come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. But the reality of God’s love surrounds us day by day, as revealed in these inspiring Bible verses about God’s love below. Picking on people just because of the color of their shirts? : (10:45-10:55) introductory Activity: Activity Centers. Others do know God’s law when they sin. One complete deck of playing cards including jokers (one card for each child. Also, I brought some special treats today to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but you red shirted people aren’t going to get any. Materials: 4 poster boards with the four different parts of the Bible verse on them divided like this: 1. • Tell me, if God loves us, does that mean He loves you? And we are all equally loved. I praise You because You conquered in and death, for me and for everyone. But rather when the Scriptures indicate the love of complacency, it’s that special love that God has for His Son, and all of those who are in His Son, and who are adopted into His family. And to think, he loves each of us equally. Good News Translation If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. Lastly everyone should say the verse all together once or twice. Acts 10:34 says that “God is no respecter of persons,” but this does not mean he loves everyone equally. They will be judged by the law. John 3:16 (NASB) That verse stresses that God loved the world, which colloquially means everyone. Every human being is the object of the love of God (John 3:16) Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2) The Bible indicates that men and women are equal in the eyes of God as they are both created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) Men and women are equal partners in God’s gift of new life (1 Peter 3:7). If there are more than 54 kids have kids partner up two to a card). I want to give You control of my life. It would just need some discussion questions added in and viola! I think the red shirted people cause most of the problems here in children’s church. Assign a leader for each group to hold the poster board for their team. 8. Here is a lesson that is perfect for the Sunday before Martin Luther King Day, but it could be used on any Sunday. "God is love" (1 John 4:8) is a favorite Bible verse about love. 5. We are all wonderfully made in His image (Psalm 139). After that the parts should rotate so each group gets a chance to say each part. God’s Love and God’s Hatred “Just as it is written: ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated’” (v. 13). As we said earlier, prejudice is something that has existed since the beginning of time. in all its fullness to as many people as possible. He’s placed an absolute condition by which He requires—He doesn’t just invite people to come to His Son—He commands all men everywhere to repent of their sins and to come to Christ. O.K., everyone ready? (11:05-11:06) Introduction to the Lesson: We are all brothers and sisters, God is our Father and He loves all of us equally. We cannot see God. (You can put on an act for a few minutes. The sin of partiality (James 2:1-13) Locations & Times. 6. We need to love others equally as well. I don’t know about you, but I for one am happy God doesn’t show favoritism. God's Loves Everyone (Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35) Children's Sermon. In John 17:9, Jesus is praying, and he says, “I am praying for them. There is the love of benevolence, where God has a kind spirit to the whole world and His benevolent will, His benevolent love falls on everybody. 7562 Lewis Center Rd, Westerville, OH 43082, USA. We know that in our minds, but often we don’t live that way. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.” 10. Fix that problem! Find someone who has a card one higher than yours. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. • God loves everybody. God Hates Sin But Loves the Sinner. Watch out if you’re wearing red! God hates our sins but He forgives us if we repent and confess them to Him (1 John 1:9) but if you say you’re not a sinner, then you are actually calling God a liar (1 John 1:8, 10) because every human that has ever lived has sinned (Rom 3:23). But that is not the biblical message. 1 John 4:16 is a similar verse also containing the words "God is love." 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