Let's have a snack of G.R.A.C.E. - Grapes - Raisins - Apple Slices - Cheerios -
and a hard-boiled Egg. Wash it all down with a tall glass of C.W. - Cold Water!
Poster paper and
markers for each child to copy this acronym
A great way to remember spiritual truths is to memorize
them into the form of an acronym (AK row nim). The first letter of each line
spells out a key word.
The key word here is a very
important Christian concept: grace. It means favor or kindness without regard
to the worth or merit of the person who receives it, and in spite of what that
person really deserves. It's a free gift.
In Exodus 34:6, God is described as
"merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth." God
showed His grace in saving the Israelites from Egyptian slavery; He parted the
Red Sea to help them escape. God's grace is embodied in the gift of Jesus
Christ, Who brought the gospel of grace into the world. In John 1:14, we learn
that Jesus was "full of grace and truth," and in Acts 15:11, we're told that
"through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved."
Salvation by God's grace, rather
than by anything that humans can do, separates Christians from every other religious
belief. We're the only ones who believe in grace alone. In Romans 4:4, that's made
clear, that grace is a gift, and that nothing you could ever do or say can ever
"earn" you salvation.
So how can you live a life of grace?
Live by this acronym:
have pity parties.
freedom for yourself and others.
people to come to know the Lord.