Lent Unit: The Rescuer
We have now entered the season of Lent (the 40 days, not counting Sundays, before Easter). It is during this season that we focus our attention, and prepare our hearts for, Jesus' death and resurrection, which we celebrate at Easter. In this unit we go all the way back to The Fall, recognizing how our relationship with God was broken. Walking through the Old Testament we see God remaining faithful, bringing his children closer to himself - from the promise he made with Abraham and Sarah, rescuing the Israelites at Passover, and delivering them out of slavery. But our relationship with God is still broken. And then God sends Jesus who will rescue everyone with God's never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love. The Servant King Jesus loves well, dying on the cross and raising back to life - the ultimate act of forgiveness. Our God who never stops loving us keeps his promise and our relationship with our Creator is restored.
"Sin ruled because of death. So also grace rules in the lives of those who are right with God. The grace of God brings eternal life because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done." Romans 5:21
The following are lessons for the PreK-5th Grade Lent Unit: The Rescuer. Lessons are available for Sunday morning teachers to prepare and for parents who would like to use lessons at home.