So Far In Debt

Have you ever borrowed a toy from a friend or a book from the library? When we borrow things, they are on loan. It is similar to having a debt. Maybe you’ve borrowed money from your sister or parents. When we borrow money, we are indebted to that person. We have a debt we need to pay back.

Sin is anything we say or do that displeases God and goes against His holiness. The Bible says that we all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. We can never be perfect like Him. Our sin created a debt that separates us from God and we have no way to pay it back. God had a plan though! God sent Jesus to pay our debt. He died on the cross to pay the debt that we were unable to pay. He died for you and for me, enabling us to become children of God. Then He rose from the dead to prove He is God! When we believe that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sin and rose again, we become children of God! We can be sure we will live forever with Jesus in heaven.

Passages to Read as a Family
John 19:23-30

Noodle on it!
Are you a sinner? What have you done that is sin in God’s eyes?
Do you believe Jesus died for you sins?
Have you accepted Jesus’ gift of salvation?

Prayer Suggestions
Acknowledge you’re a sinner and thank Jesus for dying for you.

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Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.

For $43/month, a sponsored child receives:
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that unlocks the potential within their heart

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to defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills

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to protect against malnutrition

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to fight back against disease and sickness

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through a local church to overcome fear and hopelessness

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to protect from crime, violence, and danger

In a world where nearly 400 million children live on less than $2.15 a day, child sponsorship is a strategic way to provide children with compassion, resources, and hope.


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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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