Sunday, June 8, 2014

Psalm Sunday School Lesson - Psalm 30 - God's Punishment Doesn't Last Forever

Use this Psalm Sunday School lesson to teach children about God's forgiveness.

Smile and whisper conspiratorially with students, How many of you have ever gotten in trouble at home?

What kind of punishments do you get when you get in trouble?

(Share some of the punishments you used to get as a kid.)

I bet those punishments don't last forever, do they? 

And the punishment that God gives us doesn't last forever either. God's punishment for all the bad things that we do is that we die some day. But God loves us so much that if we ask Him to forgive us for our wrong things, He won't make us stay dead forever.

I want to show us how this happens. Everyone lay down and pretend like you're dead...(You do it as well.)

Now everyone stand up...and reach as high as you can.

(Read or paraphrase Psalm 30.)

King David said that God punishes us, but He will also forgive us if we ask Him to and He will save us from dying forever so that we can live with Him.

Let's pray about that.

Sample prayer: God, we're sorry for the wrong things that we do and thank You for loving us and forgiving us and giving us a chance to live forever with You one day. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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