Children's Challenge: Week 33
17–23 August 2015
Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians finishes with him saying he will soon visit them again and he encourages them to remain faithful while he is not there with them.
The book of Galatians is the next letter that Paul writes and is to the believers in Galatia. He travelled to Galatia with the good news about Jesus and many people believed but, after he left, the new Christians became confused by people teaching them lots of different things. Paul was upset because some people were teaching that the Gentile Christians had to follow a whole lot of Jewish laws to be saved (Gentile was the word used to describe anyone who was not Jewish).
It is important that we understand the good news about Jesus – what it means for us and what we must do to be friends with him for ever. Sometimes it is helpful to remember a part of the Bible that teaches us this important message in a very clear and simple way. John 3:16 is a verse that will help you to remember the good news about Jesus. Write out this paraphrase of the verse, decorate it and put it somewhere you will see it every day:
‘God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.’