The Israelites in Jeremiah’s day broke the covenant just like their ancestors before them. The prophet Jeremiah told about a new covenant. He prophesied about a coming day when God would forgive sin and write His law on the hearts of His people. This prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus. Jesus did not come to get rid of the law. (See Matt. 5:17.) Through His sinless life, Jesus fulfilled the demands of the old covenant.
(3 minutes) READ Jeremiah 17:1-10; 31:31-34
Jeremiah told about a day when God would forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin through His Son, Jesus. He changes us and gives us power through His Spirit to obey His commands.
Help your kids understand that obedience only comes from a heart changed by God and it is always a response to God’s goodness and love for us.
(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why should we obey God? We obey God because He loves us.
Northstar Catechism: Why do we give? We can give because everything we have is a good gift from God
Memory Verse: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1a
(1 minute) PRAY and thank God changing hearts.
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 15 - Session 2.