A Sinful Woman Forgiven

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

 (Bible Overview #1 of 9)

One Main Truth:  Repent and Believe

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1 GAME: Red Light, Green Light!!!

Game / Bible / Life Connection:    You have to believe and follow commands to win in the Game / In the Bible Jesus forgave the sinful woman because she believes and repent  / In your Life believe in God and repent of your sins to experience His forgiveness

  1. Show Players the starting line and finish line for the game.
  2. Direct all the Players to stand in line behind the starting line.
  3. Explain that when the Game Zone Leader shouts “Green Light,” Players can run towards the finish line. When the Game Zone Leader shouts “Red Light,” Players should stop immediately. Players who do not stop at “Red Light” return to the starting line to restart.
  4. Have the Game Zone Leader alternate between shouting “Green Light” and “Red Light.” The first Player to reach where the Game Zone Leader is standing wins.
  5. Play more rounds as time allows.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Luke 7:36-50

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:  You have to believe and follow commands to win in the Game / In the Bible Jesus forgave the sinful woman because she believes and repent  / In your Life believe in God and repent of your sins to experience His forgiveness

Sinful woman show her love to Jesus:
There was a known sinful woman during those times who came in a party where Jesus was eating with the Pharisees and his disciples.  From the time Jesus entered she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume, this perfume is very expensive.  As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet Jesus feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” 

Jesus explains the value of repentance:
Jesus can read minds, He knows what this Pharisee’s thinking.   Instead of talking directly to the Pharisee, Jesus turns to Peter and tell that whoever is forgiven a little loves a little, but whoever is forgiven more loves more.   This sinful woman’s many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown.  He explains this while all the other guests and Pharisees in the party are listening.

Jesus can forgive any kind of sins:
After this Jesus told the woman “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”  Some guests are in doubt, some are amazed, they said to each other, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”   

The answer is 100% yes.  Jesus is able to forgive any kind of sin, from the tiniest and even to the giant sins that we know. 

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

Game / Bible / Life Connection:   You have to believe and follow commands to win in the Game / In the Bible Jesus forgave the sinful woman because she believes and repent  / In your Life believe in God and repent of your sins to experience His forgiveness

Memory Verse:   “and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”   Mark 1:15 

Leader, ask God to connect to the children’s minds, the children’s hearts, and in the prayer to connect to the children’s soul.

1. Game 
Do you think you will win in the game if you do not follow the instructions, believe and obey the coach?  Why?

2. Bible
What unusual thing this sinful woman did?  Why do you think she does this unusual acts?
During those time Pharisees regard themselves as righteous people and never sins, are they really sinless?
Pharisees are proud and think themselves as righteous, do you think they love God?  Why?
The woman knows she has big sins, she asked forgiveness thru her humbling act.  How much forgiveness and love do you think she receives from God?
When you sin and repent, do you think God can forgive you?  No matter how small or big your sin?  Why?

3. Life
Jesus, I believe in you, I repent, I want to turn from my sins and walk toward you with my eyes on you for all my days.  Please give me courage to obey and share this truth. Amen.

4. Worship Song
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with hand-motions
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5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.
(Optional)
Draw an ancient alabaster jar and post it in your room, to remind you of this story.

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