DAY 2

Fear-less of Judgement

This video contains: Praise and Worship (00:00); Skit (10:46); Missionary video (14:10)

Lesson and Activity Introduction

This video contains: Lesson (00:00); Activity intro (37:30)

What are the consequences?

There are numerous articles, pictures and videos that have been in circulation recently that highlight the positive effects of the lock down on nature. In that, the air is cleaner, less noise pollution levels, littering etc especially in cities. More birds and animals have been seen within some city limits. The pollutants were a result of human action in most cases, a consequence. Likewise, we find that everything that we do or sometimes do not do has consequences. Consequences are basically a result or judgement of one’s actions. We must all face the consequences of our earthly actions when we face the final judgement before God. Rev 20:12 says that “the dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”

What is your environment?

The environment we are brought up in, shapes our understanding of what it means to follow Christ. Think about what it means to be a Christian, according to you, your family, your church and according to the Bible? Are they the same? Are there any similarities or differences in your responses? We find that we have very different views on what it means to be a Christian.

God the righteous Judge.

God is a holy God and in His presence there can be no ungodliness. Revelation 21:27 says “nothing impure will ever enter heaven, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful”. The sinfulness of man is a huge problem, separating us from this holy God.

The Problem of Sin

  • Deception – we are unable to perceive our sin, and make excuses like ‘just a mistake’, ‘error of judgment’, ‘wrong call’. It doesn’t matter how insignificant or big we consider our sins to be, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We deceive ourselves when we think sin is anything less.

  • Defeat – In Romans 7:15, Paul demonstrates humankind’s inability to deal with sin without God’s help. If left on our own, sin defeats us.

  • Death – James 1:14-15 talks about how sin leads to death, where death is to be understood as an eternal separation from God.

What are some of the things that distract us from following God?

The Solution to Sin

  • Repentance – 1 John 4:9-10 – that we recognize our need for a Saviour, confess our sins, seek His forgiveness and make a conscious decision to turn away from sinning further. 

  • Restoration and Reformation – Promises for believers as found within the scriptures -

    • John 1:12 - The right to be children of God

    • 1 John 5:13 - Eternal life

    • Ephesians 1: 13-14 - Sealed with the Holy Spirit, guaranteeing our redemption

    • 2 Corinthians 5:17 - New creation; the old has gone and the new has come

    • Romans 6:6 - No longer slaves to sin

    • Jude 24 & 25 - God will keep us from stumbling

  • Reward – the most famous scripture of John 3:16 highlights the reward for those who believe – Eternal Life with God. Rev 21:3-4 is a great source of encouragement for those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Zacchaeus - Repentance

We have all heard the story of Zacchaeus numerous times (Luke 19:1-10). Zacchaeus is an impeccable example of repentance & restoration. Complete repentance demonstrated by Zacchaeus and complete restoration demonstrated by Jesus. Zacchaeus did not worry about what the people around him were thinking. Zacchaeus is an amazing story of God’s grace as Jesus accepted him in-spite of being a sinful tax-collector. Zacchaeus is exemplary in how one must seek after Jesus, respond to His call, and live a life that is worthy of His calling.

Jesus - Restoration

Jesus’ initiative in seeking and saving the lost (Luke 19:10). Christ came to save the lost. He has loved us with an everlasting love, and He continues to pursue us – just as Jesus called out to Zacchaeus. May we always remember that even though we are unworthy sinners, Jesus thought that we were worthy enough to be His treasure, worthy enough for Him to die on the cross for our sins in our place, worthy enough for Him to pursue us and love us! 

 

Prayer (Meditate on these lines praising God and inviting Jesus to enter your life)

Christ came to save the lost. Even though we are unworthy sinners, Jesus thought that we were worthy enough to be His treasure, worthy enough for Him to die on the cross for our sins in our place! So that, through faith in Christ we are saved by grace and may boldly stand before God in the final Judgement.

ACTIVITY TIME

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Activity 1: Scramble

Activity 2: Jesus-es of the world

*Content inspired (taken) from adam4d.com

Activity 3: Memory verse