Explore the Bible at Home - Week of October 28
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians,
Paul wrote multiple letters to the church at Corinth during his ministry. Some time after the writing of his first letter, Paul visited Corinth. The church had been influenced by false teachers, and as a result they rejected Paul. Later the church repented and Paul wrote a new letter which we call 2 Corinthians. Second Corinthians covers several topics, all of which are designed to help believers understand ministry. In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul wrote that believers have a responsibility to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the world. Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 as a family to see what Paul wrote. You can also find this week's Explore the Bible at Home worksheet here!
Younger Kids Text Truth: We represent Jesus and tell others how to know and love Him too.
Older Kids Text Truth: We are ambassadors of Jesus, who tell others how to have a relationship with God.
The Ministry of a Believer, 2 Corinthians 4:7-18; 5:16-21
Paul wrote another letter to the church in Corinth. Paul decided to help the believers understand true ministry.
Paul shared that believers have a special treasure. We have salvation from faith in Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus, we can go through tough times.
Paul had some exciting things to tell the Corinthians. Paul said, “Anyone who believes in Jesus is a new creation. His old ways have gone away and a new way has come. God brought us to Himself through Jesus. Now we have a ministry of bringing people to God.”
Paul explained more, “Through Christ, God is bringing the world to Himself instead of counting their sins against them. Now, God has given us this message. We are messengers for Jesus. We share the good news of Christ with others. We tell people, ‘Be right with God.’ God gave our sin to Jesus so that we could become right with God.”
Paul wanted the believers to understand that they have a special ministry—to tell others the good news of Jesus Christ.