This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Hebrews 5) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: This unknown author wrote to the Jewish christians who were scattered everywhere and were facing persecution for their faith. Many were considering renouncing their faith and to return back to the safety of Judaism. The author exhorts them to remain true to Christ because He is in every way superior to their old Jewish legal system.
The Hebrews remembered the High Priest that went into the Holy of Holies once per year to make a sacrifice for all the sins of the people. Jesus was however the perfect High Priest.
Ask the children…
What qualified Jesus to be the High Priest?
“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. 9 In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest.” (Hebrews 5:8)
Jesus lived a perfect life. What does Jesus High Preisthood do for us?
“and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.” (Hebrews 5:8)
So instead of the relationship of the people being restored with God once a year like the old High Priest provided, Jesus as the new High Priest offered eternal salvation, a right relationship with God all the time. Our part is only to believe in Jesus and what He did for us.
Ask your children which is better, forgiveness once per year or forgiveness for all eternity? Who provided that forgiveness for us? Jesus Himself became the perfect sacrifice and gave us this forgiveness. Spend some time rejoicing in how this forgiveness has covered all of your sins.
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