Chapel Kids | Rules for Sacrifice
January 22, 2021 Series: Kids Church
Topic: Worship in the Wilderness Passage: Leviticus 1:1–27:34
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This week the children move on from studying Exodus and into studying the Book of Leviticus. Now if you know anything about Leviticus, you probably know that even adults often express how this book of law can be a difficult read, if not a bit boring! So how can we teach this book to children without having their eyes glaze over or even become frightened by the talk of animal sacrifice? For kids, it is a great idea to teach the Big Picture of Leviticus rather than focus on the itty-bitty details. So what's the Big Picture of Leviticus? It can be summed up well in Leviticus 19:2.
"Be holy because, I,
the Lord your God, am holy."
Teaching Children About Holiness
In an article in Holiness Today, Danielle Jones wrote,
"Let’s talk about why teaching about holiness is crucial to our children’s faith. We can trust and depend upon God because He is holy. When kids learn that God is holy, it creates a life-long foundation of trust in God. We become who we worship. Kids must understand God rightly to become holy as He is holy."
So How Do We Teach What "Holy" Means:
- God is set apart. Even children can categorize. Blue, red, and green are all colors. Frogs, birds, and dogs are all animals. When we say that God is holy, we mean He can’t be put in a category with anything else. God is bigger and greater than anyone or anything.
- God is perfect. Everything about God is perfect and has no bad in Him at all. Since God is “holy” in His love and justice, that means we can trust Him entirely. This is the way God made us to be, too.
Relate the Sacrifices in Leviticus to Jesus Perfect Sacrifice
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