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Part 1: Before you begin the body of your children's class, gather the children together and tell them of a behavior or effort or work that you or someone you know has done, out of Love for Jesus. Mark 16:15 (ESV ): "And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." In my case, one of the teachers we has gone on several missionary trips to Haiti and is about to go on another one, so he is going to talk to them about his work for God in Haiti.
Part 2: In our children's ministry we sing and have an offering at this section. If you do not, feel free to skip part 2.
Part 3: Read to your students 1 Peter 1:18-19 (ESV): "knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lambwithout blemish or spot."
Explain how in the old testament God required a blood sacrifice for all sins - Hebrews 9:22 (ESV) - "Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Then tell them the story or read them they story of Jesus' trial and death. (Starting at Luke 22:39), and then answer or ask questions to make sure they understand that at the point of Jesus' death, we were set free, the debt was paid and the final sacrifice for our sins had been made. (Making sure they know that Jesus ON the cross is the Gift.)