ETERNITY = FOREVER… WHERE WILL YOU SPEND IT?
Just because the mouse lives in the cookie jar, doesn’t make him a cookie, Papa ten Boom from ‘The Hiding Place’ movie tells us. In the same way, just because we may believe in God, go to church, read the Bible, or even pray, that doesn’t make us forgiven. One of the most important things we can do is to make sure our child knows the Gospel and the way to get to Heaven. It is NOT our default destination. God respects our CHOICE. And we have to do it His way, not ours. It’s all about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We each have to choose Him… one-on-one with God. I want to make sure my kids know this. Here are some FREE Heaven colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, activities and more that hopefully will help explain it to them.
Would you consider yourself to be a ‘good’ person?
Of course you would! But who are you comparing yourself to?
Another person? Or God? (And His passmark is 100%)
THE BAD NEWS: WE ARE ALL BORN WITH A GENETIC DEFECT THAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD – WE ARE ALL S.I.N. POSITIVE
There is a problem. A big one. God created the world perfect. He gave Adam and Eve, the first humans, just one rule. Ever tried to give your kids just one rule? You guessed it. They broke it. Now we are all born with a genetic defect that separates us from God. It’s called sin or rebellion. We may think that we are a pretty good person, but who are we comparing ourselves to? The person next to us… or God’s standards? Ever stole a pencil or told a lie? You’ve blown it! We have ALL broken God’s laws and gone our own way. And when the Lord Jesus (God in a human body) was on earth, He raised the standard even higher. Just in case we ever thought we might be perfect(!) He said that even ***thinking*** about breaking one of God’s laws was sin. We ALL stand guilty and condemned before Him. Right now, there is a massive gulf between us and God. We’re here. He’s there. And it would take nothing but God Himself to find a solution to rescue His kids. Lots of people think they have a way to bridge that gap… or that they can make up their own rules… or that all roads will eventually lead to God (and they will, after death, but that will be too late!) Let’s have a look at what the Bible, the Word of God, says.
WHAT WILL *NOT* GET YOU INTO HEAVEN
- Trying to be a ‘good’ person – our good can never be good enough.
- Obeying the Ten Commandments (the passmark is 100% – 99.9% won’t cut it).
- Doing nice things for people.
- Thinking nice thoughts.
- Going to church.
- Giving money to the poor, the church, or God’s work.
- Believing in God (James 2:19 tells us the demons also believe… and tremble)
- Praying to God.
- Reading the Bible.
These are all great things, but God is NOT impressed with our D.I.Y. efforts to win His favour. So how can I be sure that I will go to Heaven?
THE STORY OF MR BAD GUY AND MR NICE GUY
There were a couple of guys who wanted to swim from New Zealand to the USA. Mr Bad Guy and Mr Nice Guy. They both think they have a pretty good shot. The starting gun goes off. Mr Nice Guy makes a great start and is well out in front. His community service record of helping people is standing him in good stead. He is making some great strokes and getting some good distance between him and the shore. Mr Bad Guy has done a lot of bad guy stuff. He flounders and drowns in the shallows. But no matter how hard they try, or how far they get from shore, or how well they might do in relation to each other… the simple fact is: neither of them will ever be able to swim to America. In the same way, no matter how hard we try, or how good we think we might be, we can never be ‘good enough’ to get to Heaven. There was ever only one person who was good enough, who lived a perfect life and scored 100%. And that was Jesus Christ. God, the Creator, Himself.
THE GOOD NEWS: BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND YOU SHALL BE SAVED
God loves you. In fact, He’s crazy about you. You were created to know God in a personal way—to have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. But first, you must realise that you are a sinner. There is a huge gulf between God and us. No matter how hard we try, we can never be ‘good enough’. There is no way we can cross it, but God’s love bridges the gap. Jesus Christ (who is God in human form) paid the penalty for all of our sins by His death on the cross, so that through His blood that was shed for you and me, God can forgive us our sins and give us eternal life. All we have to do is ASK. That is who will be in Heaven. Forgiven people. He died an agonising death to rescue His kids. It’s the judge stepping down from the bench to pay the penalty of death for the condemned and guilty prisoner. We can’t buy it. We can never earn it. It’s a free gift!
BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND YOU SHALL BE SAVED
Where to start…? God invites us cross over the huge gulf separating us by the ONLY bridge He has provided. This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son (i.e. Himself in human form) to die in our place. Jesus Christ (the innocent) died on the cross for us (the guilty), and paid the penalty of death for our sin and rebellion against a Holy God. It was a swap. He did die and was buried, but because He was God and perfect, He didn’t stay dead. He rose again! He was seen by some 500 eyewitnesses, many of whom lost their lives because they refused to deny it. Will you choose to commit your life to Jesus Christ right now, making Him the Lord and Master of your life? Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Repent = u-turn = to change your direction in life. Instead of running from God, run to Him. He is the perfect Father and He is crazy about you. Receive His love. He promises to live in your life and heart. When we give our lives to Jesus Christ, we have eternal life!
Let’s talk to God about it.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe that You died and shed Your blood to pay the penalty of death for my sins and then rose again from the dead. I put my faith and trust in You. Please forgive all of my sins. I now turn from my sins and receive your free gift of eternal life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Please come and live in my heart and be Lord of my life. Help me to live from here on in a way that pleases You. Thank you for loving me and forgiving me. I worship You. Amen.
If you have just received Jesus Christ as Lord, then you now have a new love and a new life… eternal life! Your name is now recorded in the Lamb’s book of life. You are now His beloved child. You can talk to Him about anything. Ask Him to make Himself real to you. And you can be completely honest with Him. He knows you even better than you know yourself. Get to know Him through His Word, the Bible. Think of it as a love letter just for you, teaching you about Him, how He deals with humanity, and also teaching you about the true history of the world. This is just the beginning of a wonderful new intimacy with Jesus Christ. What’s next?
Colossians 3:12 God loved you and chose you for His own.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Romans 3:10 There is none righteous, no, not one. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1 John 1:8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures. (This is the Gospel in a nutshell)
Romans 10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that hears My word, and believes on Him that sent me, has everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Revelation 3:19-21 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
HEAVEN ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ Share some of these ideas with your child
You are a Precious Pearl – devotional (Godisreal) Priceless to God. But the beautiful pearl is covered with sin. God wants to clear off the dirt that surrounds us and bring out the beauty of who we are, as a part of His beloved creation. This cleansing starts when we completely give our lives to Jesus Christ, who suffered for all our sins and imperfections when He died on the cross. He wants to free the beauty captured by your sins, and make it visible to the world that surrounds you. He wants to show you to other people as a sparkling pearl. Filled with Him. Share this beautiful insight with your child. Tell them that they are God’s precious treasure.
The most important thing (themostimportantnews) Do our lives have meaning? Why were we put here? What is going to happen to us when we die? What follows is the most valuable thing that I could possibly share with you. If I had not given my life to the Lord Jesus Christ, I would probably be dead today. He has taken the broken pieces of my life and has made them into a beautiful thing, and He can do the same thing for you.
Whose Kingdom will you Choose? (answersingenesis) Although your story begins in the Kingdom of Darkness, the King has shown you great love. He gave His life for His disobedient children. If you turn away from the Dark Kingdom and swear allegiance to Him, He promises to give you a new life in the Kingdom of Light.
How can I become a child of God? (answersingenesis) using the 7C’s of history starting with Creation – God tells us in His word, the Bible, that He created the heavens and the earth. He made the plants and animals. He also made the first people, Adam and Eve. God made them in His image (like Him in many ways) to have a special relationship with Him. They were also commanded to lovingly rule over the rest of the creatures on the earth. Everything God created was “very good”.
The key to reaching the lost – article (khouse) What key did Jesus, Paul, Timothy, James and Stephen all use extremely effectively to reach the lost? Have you ever thought, “There must be a key to reaching the lost”? There is – but it’s rusty through lack of use. The Bible does actually call it “the key,” and its purpose is to bring us to Christ – to unlock the Door of the Savior (John 10:9). Yet much of the Church still doesn’t even know that it exists. Not only is it Biblical, but it can be shown through history that the Church used it to unlock the doors of genuine revival… I simply ask, “Would you consider yourself to be a good person?” When he says, “Yes I would,” I take him through the Ten Commandments to show him God’s standard of righteousness, beginning with “Have you ever told a lie?” When he says that he has, I ask him if he has ever stolen anything. Then I say how Jesus said, “Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart.” When he admits that he has also stolen and lusted, I gently say, “By your own admission, you are a lying, thieving, adulterer at heart and we’ve only looked at three of the Ten Commandments.” I shut him up under the Law, and talk about the reality of Hell and Judgment Day. Then I bring the mercy of the Cross, repentance and faith, having the confidence that it is the gospel that is “the power of God unto salvation”…
Forgive Me – God’s plan of salvation (forgive.me) God loves you and has a plan for you. Man is sinful and separated from God. God sent His Son to die for your sins. Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
ABCs of Salvation for kids with Bible verses (keysforkids) Admit – Believe – Choose; Admit honestly to God that you have sinned and disobeyed Him. Believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again. His blood was shed to pay for your sins. Choose to trust Jesus alone for the forgiveness of your sins.
Destined4eternity.com (destined4eternity) Eternity means forever. It means that yesterday, today and tomorrow are not all there is. Eternity means that there can be life beyond the life we now live. Discover how you can receive the free gift Eternal Life.
Not good – just forgiven (link removed) God doesn’t want our grubby efforts of goodness! His pass mark is 100%. None of us are ‘good’ enough! There is only ONE person who ever got 100%. And that is God Himself. The Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s Promise of Eternal Life “Oh the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms, you know… the promise of eternal life is out here, all around us! A week ago, these trees were just dead sticks–now they’re bursting with life! It’s a message from God, just like Walter said… Jesus said that whoever believes in Him will never die!… Springtime is God’s promise that someday we’ll all share His resurrection life!”
How to get to Heaven (freechristianillustrations) What is your plan to reach heaven? Many think: Well, I’m a relatively good person and so when I die I’ll just hope for the best. Others may add: I’ve been baptised, gone to communion, plus I give regularly to the church and charities – I think I’ve ticked all the boxes… Fact is, if we could earn our way to heaven by good deeds or religious rituals, Christ died needlessly on the Cross. If we could save ourselves by our works, there would be no point for Jesus to die for our salvation.
Hell is for real (link removed) Hell is not a party and the devil does not rule over it. According to Jesus, Hell was created for the devil and his angels. The last thing God wants is for any person created in His image to end up in Hell… it’s because He loves us that He spoke about and warned of it often. The same Jesus who tells us of Heaven with all its glories also tells of Hell with all its horrors.
Consummation – 7Cs of history (answersingenesis) “The Seven C’s of History” (Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation)… the history of the universe… God, in His great mercy, has promised not to leave His creation in its sinful state. He has promised to do away with the corruption Adam brought into the world. He offers us this salvation through His Son. Also, He has promised to remove, in the future, the Curse He placed on His creation (Revelation 22:3). He will make a new heavens and a new earth one day—one which we can’t even begin to imagine (2 Peter 3:13). In this new place there will be no death, no crying, no pain (Revelation 21:4). Nobody will be sad. As those who have repented and believed in what Jesus did for us on the Cross, we can look forward to this new heaven and earth, knowing we will enjoy God forever in a wonderful place.
Strength for Difficult Times (Godisreal) Jesus Christ came to set us free from the reign of sin and make us children of God. When you choose to follow Jesus Christ – may it be imperfect, with failing and struggling all the way – then nothing can rob you from God’s hands. If you would see how great God’s love is for you, you would never doubt Him again.
HEAVEN ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
1 Corinthians 15 – colouring (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel… how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried; and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures; free printable
John 14:6 – colouring (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by me.” A reminder to love truth, because our eternal destiny depends on it; free printable
John 3:17-19 – Scripture doodle (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down to ‘John 3’) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved; free printable
Deuteronomy 6:5 – Scripture doodle (Paper Gifts for Estefany) And you shall love the LORD your God with ALL your heart, and with ALL your soul, and with ALL your might; free printable
Mark 8:36 – Scripture doodle (Paper Gifts for Estefany) For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul; very important words to ponder as you colour; free printable
1 John 4:10 – colouring (abdaacts) Stone path leading to the cross, with light rays shining through the clouds, a banner and these words to colour, ‘This is love. Not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins; free printable
How Long, Wide, Deep and High Is God’s Love To Us – colouring (max7) a scene with Aussie animals – koala, wombat, kangaroos, echidna, kookaburra, butterfly – and Bible verse from Ephesians 3:18; also available in Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog; free printable
John 3:16 – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) colour in the butterflies and Bible verse from John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life; free printable
All Who Trust In Jesus Have Eternal Life – colouring (max7) a woodland scene with birds, squirrels, butterflies and Bible verse from John 3:36; also available in Swahili; free printable
Jesus died for me – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) so that I may be a child of God, a member of His own family; angels blowing trumpets around the cross and Bible verse from Romans 3:25; write your child’s name on the cross; free printable
John 3:16 – colouring (flamecreativekids) words swirling around a hand with a heart in the centre, representing the wounds of the Lord Jesus, a cross, a crown, surrounded by light; free printable
1 John 5:12 – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) kangaroo grazing before a big tree; with Bible verse – Whoever has God’s Son has life; free printable
John 3:16 – colouring (freefun) colour in the butterflies and flowers with Bible verse from John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life; free printable
Choose your Kingdom – colouring (answersingenesis) showing two castles and the words: Of two, only one is true; Decide your Side – colouring Three empty crosses on a hill and an empty tomb below with the words, ‘Decide your side’; Lamb’s Book of Life – colouring A group of people checking to see if their name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Don’t delay… make sure your name is there today; Time Lab – colouring a cool time machine with the words, ‘Discovering Jesus from eternity past to eternity future’; Are you a child of God – colouring children looking at their Bibles, a list of Bible verses showing the Gospel message and thinking about it; Philippians 2:10-11 – colouring a beautiful tree in a garden with steps leading up to a throne; That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father; John 14:2 – colouring steps with lamps leading up through clouds; In my Father’s House are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you; Truth – colouring the word ‘truth’ etched in stained glass; John 3:16 – colouring; 7Cs of History – colouring part 1 and part 2 showing God’s plan of redemption for history; free printable
He is risen from the dead and He is Lord – colouring (abdaacts) the empty tomb with a large cross that is also a sword; free printable
Luke 19:10 – doodle (ministryark) Earth globe with Bible verse – For the Son of man came to seek and save the lost; Jesus Forgives – doodle the words in front of a cross; Salvation ABC – colouring Admit you have done wrong, Believe in Jesus, Confess that Jesus is your Lord; God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense – doodle; Luke 15:10 – colouring In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents; a cartoon of five happy angels; free printable
John 14:6-7 – colouring (flamecreativekids) I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you know Me, you will know the Father also; free printable
Jesus is King – Gospel colouring booklet for kids (ministry-to-children) 4 fabulous free printable pages based on these themes: Who is my King? Why do I need a king? What makes Jesus the best King? (showing a large crown surrounded by thorns to represent his divine nature and his suffering on the cross. Small call outs around the crown contain phrases related to his kingship. Each of these is a direct answer to our need for a king. They speak of His power to overcome, His wisdom to guide, and His victory over the evil one.) How do I follow Jesus as my King?
Romans 10:13 – Scripture doodle (supercoloring) For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; doodle of flowers; free printable
Good News Booklet – colouring (ministry-to-children) My righteousness is never enough – Christ’s righteousness covers me (a simple explanation of the Gospel for kids using a coat); free printable
Behold the Lamb of God – colouring (allthingsartist) a scroll with an image of a sweet little lamb walking the path to the cross with a heart on it, with Bible verse from John 1:29 – Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world; free printable
The Cross falling across a large snake – colouring (coloringhome) free printable
John 11:25-26 – colouring (indooroutdoorspace) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”; decorated with large flowers and a cross; free printable
Ephesians 2:8 – colouring (timewarpwife; scroll down) a pile of gifts with Bible verse from Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; free printable
Romans 10:13 – colouring (doodlethroughtheBible) showing a phone with Bible verse – For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; 2 Corinthians 5:17 – colouring a butterfly flying around a cross with Bible verse – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away, behold new things have come; 1 John 1 – colouring a person with a feather quill writes into a book; 1 John 4 – colouring children dancing while large hands pour love into the world; In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God loved us, we also ought to love one another; Deuteronomy 6:5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might; a glowing young man holds up a sign – I love you, God; also available as posters; free printable
John 14:6 – colouring (flandersfamily) I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me; mountain scene with a narrow pathway; Romans 5:8 – colouring But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us; a beautiful decorated cross in a doodle style with words radiating out from centre; I am the Resurrection – colouring He who believes in Me will live even if he dies; the cross draped with a scarf and a sun behind it; Ephesians 5:2 – colouring Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a sacrifice and a fragrant aroma unto God; flower doodles; free printable
Revelation 3:20 – colouring (abdaacts) Behold I stand at the door and knock; free printable
God will forgive and erase a person’s sin only because of Christ – colouring (abdaacts) a boy and girl kneeling to pray; free printable
John 3:16 – doodle to colour (religiousdoodles) simple words in a doodle style; free printable
John 5:23-27 – colouring (abdaacts) A believer no longer belongs to death. Christ gives believers not only resurrection life but gives life abundantly now; free printable
Acts 2:38-39 – colouring (abdaacts) Every one of you must turn from sin, return to God and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; free printable
John 11:25 – colouring (abdaacts) I am the resurrection and the life; free printable
ABCs of the Gospel – colouring (mradron) admit that you have sinned; believe God’s promise; confess; He was buried and that He rose again the third day – colouring; Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures – colouring; All we like sheep have gone astray – colouring; Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved – colouring; Wordless Gospel – colouring with room for your child to draw their own face; The Law teaches that we need God – colouring; I am the Resurrection and the Life – colouring; Go and Preach the Gospel – colouring; I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ – colouring; For all have sinned – colouring; John 3:16 – colouring; The narrow gate – colouring; Wide is the gate – colouring; I stand at the door and knock – colouring; But God showed His love for us while we were still sinners – colouring; Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures – colouring; These are written that you may believe – colouring; The Father has sent His son to be the Saviour of the world – colouring; He who has the Son has life – colouring; For it is by grace you have been saved – colouring; Isaiah 49:16 – colouring Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are forever before me; words decorated with flowers; Isaiah 53:4 – colouring Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted; words inside a decorated frame of vine, flowers; Isaiah 53:4 – colouring Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted; words inside a decorated frame, flowers, cross; Isaiah 53:5 – colouring But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed; words inside a decorated frame, three crosses; Isaiah 53:6 – colouring All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned to our own way but the Lord has laid on him the sin of us all; sheep in a pasture scene around a large cross filled with words; Isaiah 55:6 – colouring Seek the Lord while he may be found, call on Him while he is near; young man looking through a telescope, with a large open book and a cross standing in the background; Luke 15:7 – colouring There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous person who do not need to repent; a shepherd welcomes a lost sheep; free printable
Good news – colouring booklet (goodnewscoloringbook) the complete story of Jesus from birth to the cross and finishing with the ascension. I sent this to my kids over several postings one year, starting from Christmas and ending with Easter; available in over 100 languages, including Spanish, French, Swahili, Thai, Tagalog, and Amharic; free printable
Jesus loves me – colouring booklet (basictraining) a beautiful colouring and story book with a Gospel message explaining the 7C’s of God’s history from creation and corruption through to Christmas and then the cross; and how Adam’s and Eve’s sin relates to us today; The Bible says that sin leads to death. But because God loved Adam and Eve He brought a lamb to die in their place. The lamb did not sin. The lamb did not deserve to die. God also promised Adam and Eve that He would send a Saviour to pay for the sins of the entire world, so that any one who believes in Him could be saved from their sin; 22 pages that can also be turned into a DIY activity book or sent a few pages at a time to your sponsored child; also available in Spanish; free printable
Jelly Bean Prayer – colouring (Christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down); free printable
John 12:47 – doodle (abdaacts) For I did not come to judge the world but to save it; free printable
Jesus sits on His Father’s throne – colouring (abdaacts) showing where Jesus is right now (until the appointed time for Him to come back); free printable
Matthew 24:35 – colouring (abdaacts) Heaven and earth will disappear but my words remain forever; mountains, tree and waterfall scene; free printable
Luke 1:33 – colouring (abdaacts) And of His kingdom there shall be no end; a royal looking wall and pillars; free printable
Heaven is where Christ will reign in peace – colouring (abdaacts) young children looking after animals; free printable
The Lord Jesus is judge over all things – colouring (abdaacts) free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages combine or shrink colouring pages, add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial
“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” C.S. Lewis
HEAVEN ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
The City of Pure Gold – dot to dot (max7) based on Revelation 21.18-23; How do I get to Heaven – maze based on Romans 6:23; Jesus died for us so we can live with Him forever – puzzle based on 1 Thessalonians 5:10; Know God Know Life – puzzle; The Blood of Jesus Christ God’s Son cleanses us from all sin – hidden picture puzzle based on 1 John 1:7; The Gift of God is Eternal Life – dot to dot based on Romans 6.23; Cling tightly to your faith in Christ – puzzle alphabetical letter puzzle based on 1 Timothy 1:19; All who Trust in Jesus Have Eternal Life – hidden picture puzzle; Christ takes our sins gives us His goodness – puzzle with butterflies; God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son – word search; All who receive Jesus become God’s children – coded puzzle; Our homeland is in Heaven where our Saviour Jesus is – coded picture puzzle based on Phillipians 3:20; God is my hiding place – maze based on Psalm 32:7; Put your hope in God – coded puzzle based on 1 Timothy 6:17; All who receive Jesus become God’s children – puzzle based on John 1:12; Turn from evil and do good – word search based on Psalm 34:12-15; Treasures in Heaven – word search based on Matthew 6:19-21; Fools get rich on Earth but forget about Heaven – puzzle based on Luke:12.21; Listen for God’s voice in everything – puzzle; I am with you always – puzzle; We will be with the Lord forever – word search; more great Bible Puzzles for kids, some also available in Spanish, French, Hindi, Swahili, and other languages; free printable
What will Heaven be like – hidden picture puzzle (answersingenesis) Revelation 22 gives us a glimpse of what heaven will be like. But it will be filled with beauty and wonder beyond what even the most skilled artist can draw. Find the 22 hidden items and then colour the beautiful picture; John 3:16 – decode the rebus puzzle solve the rebus to discover the memory verse; John 3:16 – worksheet complete the Bible verse (4 words); Jerusalem Jewels – puzzles (press CTRL+P to print) unscramble and word search; the names of the jewels used to build the foundation for New Jerusalem’s wall; Unscramble the missing words from these verses in Revelation 21, then complete the word search below; free printable
How do I get to Heaven – worksheet (kidssundayschool) rank the good deeds needed for getting to Heaven, only to discover that Heaven is a gift, and cannot be earned; Romans 1 – crossword Look up different Bible verses to solve this puzzle, The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men; Power of the Cross – cross-out puzzle As Jesus died on the cross between two criminals, He asked His Father to do something very special for all of us, that is found in Luke 23:24; All sins Forgiven – puzzle Cross out words in this puzzle to reveal the message of 1 Peter 3:18, that Jesus died for our sins to bring us to God; My prayer of faith worksheet to complete; free printable
John 3:16 – word search (Christiananswers) a heart-shaped word search with 27 words based on John 3:16 to find out: does God really love you?; free printable
The Atoning Blood of Jesus Christ (dantheanimalman; click on ‘The Atoning Blood of Jesus Christ’) questionnaire to fill in, from Bible verses to look up; Heaven and Hell (click on ‘Heaven and Hell’) a questionnaire to fill in from Bible verses to look up; free printable
Matthew 22:37 – coded puzzle (applesaucekids; press CTRL+P to print) Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind; coded puzzle whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; free printable
Design your own puzzles specifically tailored for your child
“I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law. The Law is the needle, and you cannot draw the silken thread of the gospel through a man’s heart unless you first send the needle of the Law to make way for it.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
HEAVEN ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ Adapt these ideas to suit your child
I talk to God | God talks to me – mobile phone paper toy craft (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a fun and colourful paper toy craft to make where kids can write out their sms/texts/prayers to God (I talk to God) and some of their favourite Bible verses (God talks to me). There are ready made designs, transparent templates where you add your child’s photo, as well as extra inserts; simply print, cut, and fold; free printable
Precious Pearl – craft for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) from our Bible Treasure Theme. Each precious pearl opens up like an oyster shell and features Bible verse from Philippians 3:8 which slips inside (i.e. that’s the ‘precious pearl’) – Everything else is worthless compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord; print on craft card, cut, fold, and decorate; also available in French, Spanish and Swahili; free printable
NOTE: The precious pearls craft activity is perfect to go with this devotional: You are a precious pearl… priceless to God (Godisreal). But the beautiful pearl is covered with sin. God wants to clear off the dirt that surrounds us and bring out the beauty of who we are, as a part of His beloved creation. This cleansing starts when we completely give our lives to Jesus Christ, who suffered for all our sins and imperfections when He died on the cross. He wants to free the beauty captured by your sins, and make it visible to the world that surrounds you. He wants to show you to other people as a sparkling pearl filled with him. Share this beautiful insight with your child. Tell them that they are God’s precious treasure.
Butterfly – crafts for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down to ‘crafts’) including this cute caterpillar in a pocket which folds in half (one fold) to make a butterfly; with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come; a beautiful picture of the resurrection, and of our new life in Jesus; free printable
The Only Bridge to God – game (Christiangamesandcrafts) Let’s pretend for a moment that you are on a raft out in the shark-filled ocean. You are in a dangerous place, but you can see God’s light shining through the darkness. But how can you get to him? Swim – you’ll get eaten by the sharks. Paddle – you have no oars. How can we safely get across the water to God? We’re going to use a bridge – Christ; free printable
Salvation – finger puzzle to make (paththroughthenarrowgate) origami craft with cute children and animal graphics; in colour or to colour; free printable
Wordless Gospel – activity for kids (answersingenesis) Print out the cross and follow along with me, as I begin telling you about a letter of love from God to you; use crayons, or cut and paste squares of different coloured paper; free printable
Heaven – memory game (sundayschoolzone) in colour; free printable
No Way Across (kidssundayschool) a visual Sunday school activity showing how Jesus is able to restore the gap that sin created between men and God.
By His wounds we are healed – craft for kids (craftingthewordofGod) hands that open up to make a card; John 3:16 – iDial to make a visual representation of John 3:16 to help kids memorize the Bible verse and share the Gospel story; John 3:16 – door hanger to make; free printable
Salvation – mini book to make (practicalpages) one page decorated with clip art; free printable
By Grace you are saved by faith – make a poster (kirstymcallister) with Bible verse from Ephesians 2:8 and decorate it with scraps of wrapping paper; a fun group activity
As white as Snow – snow globe craft (123homeschool4me) make a snow globe using a jar, some glitter and a figurine and water for your homeschool or Sunday school students
The Power of the Cross (kidssundayschool) a visual Sunday school lesson representing the deep canyon that separates us from God and how the cross of Christ bridges the gap
Am I a sinner? (kidssundayschool) we have all committed sin; and we need to see sin for what it really is, a serious problem in everyone’s life.
Heaven is a free gift (kidssundayschool) a lesson to show it is impossible for someone to get to Heaven on their own efforts; all persons are sinners and this sin causes separation from God; God sent His only Son to pay the price for our sins and it is by placing our trust in Jesus alone that we can be saved.
The cost of sin (kidssundayschool) lesson to show children that they are separated from God because of sin, and that God is just, but also merciful.
The 10 Commandments (kidssundayschool) A lesson to show we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s plans for us, but through faith in Jesus our sins are forgiven.
Jesus is the Answer (kidssundayschool) discover that Jesus is God’s answer to our sin; Jesus died on the cross for us and purchased our place in Heaven. Jesus got what he did not deserve, to keep us from getting what we do deserve.
Finish the Story (kidssundayschool) discover how God became human in the person of Jesus Christ so He could show us the way to salvation by thinking about how a farmer could lead some birds to safety.
Sin Spoils (kidssundayschool) visual Sunday school activity making a sandwich using a piece of bread that is mouldy, to demonstrate how even a little bit of mould can ruin a good sandwich, comparing this to how even a little bit of sin, without Jesus can keep us from going to Heaven.
A Heart for Jesus (kidssundayschool) a lesson using hard and soft candy to show soft hearts and hard hearts and how a person can have a relationship with Jesus – and the sin that covers the heart; and how each time someone sins another layer is added; then we refuse to admit we are sinners and try to cover our sin which is like the wrapper covering the candy. When a person removes the wrapper of denial and pride, the Holy Spirit can lick past all the hard stuff covering your heart and give you the gift of life.
Forgiveness in Jesus (kidssundayschool) a Sunday School edible treat representing how Jesus died on the cross to forgive the sins of all the people in the world.
The price is right (kidssundayschool) a visual Sunday school lesson where children guess the price of several everyday items and discover the real price for Heaven.
The Empty Tomb (kidssundayschool) a lesson to understand the resurrection of Jesus, and how the disciples found hope and joy because He rose from the grave. This hope and joy is available to all who know Jesus.
Trusting in Christ Alone (kidssundayschool) Lesson to help children discover that faith is the key to receiving the gift of salvation and to trust in Christ alone.
What’s it like being in Heaven? (kidssundayschool) activity for kids to choose some of the things they would like to do in Heaven.
Using colours and objects to explore the idea of Heaven – activity for kids (flamecreativekids) We started by asking the children to imagine a place where they felt entirely safe and entirely happy. We then invited them to choose a foam sheet of a colour that represented that place to them. Next we told them that the Bible says that heaven is a place where there is no more death or crying or fear or sadness, except maybe tears of joy; Sorry Bubble Prayers – activity for kids tell God something you need to say sorry for, blow some bubbles and watch them float away and then pop as a sign that God forgives you
New Heaven and New Earth – lesson for kids (ministry-to-children) free printable
Soldier – printable pack for kids (simplelivingcreativelearning) I’m in the Lord’s Army – bookmarks; posters; the ABC’s of Salvation; word search; tic tac toe; colouring pages; notebooking pages; design your own army dog tags; enlisting cards; song words and actions; free printable
“There is no one in all of history to take your sins… only one… that’s Jesus Christ the Son of God… preach the Gospel at any cost.” ~ Unknown
HEAVEN ~ PAPER GIFTS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Romans 10:9 – Bible poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a sunrise photo of a person kneeling at the foot of a cross with Bible verse – If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved; free printable
FREE Bible poster ~ Two Voices, Two Choices (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring a selection of Bible verses from John 14:6, Matthew 7:13-14 and Matthew 4:9; free printable
Jesus loved us and gave His life for us – FREE Bible Poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Revelation 1:5 – Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood; free printable
Newness of Life – FREE paper gifts (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards and more featuring pretty yellow daffodils with Bible verse from Romans 6:4-6 – Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life… henceforth we should not serve sin; free printable
Father’s Love Letter (Fathersloveletter) beautiful Bible verses in a love letter from God to you. Available as a poster, comic book, letter or card; suitable for all ages and available in 116 languages; free printable
The Romans Road – poster (ministryark) Bible verses from the book of Romans leading to the cross; free printable
John 3:16 – posters (freeprettythings) a pretty watercolour splash on a white background with Bible verse in white text; free printable
Psalm 32:1 – FREE Bible poster (alittleperspective) a blue and gold sunset with Bible verse from Psalm 32:1 – Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned; free printable
John 17:3 – FREE Bible poster (images.knowing-jesus) This is eternal life that they may know You, one true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent; blue and purple background; Many Mansions – FREE Bible poster waterfall stream with Bible verse from John 14:2 – In My Father’s house are many dwelling places, if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you; free printable
The Message of the Cross – poster (Godandi) a cross reaching up into the sky and Bible verse – For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God; free printable
1 Corinthians 2:9 – poster (kingjamesbibleonline) Gold and cream gates overlooking cloud – But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him; more Bible posters about Heaven; free printable
Romans 10:13 – poster (doodlethroughthebible) showing a phone with Bible verse – For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; free printable
2 Corinthians 5:17 – poster (doodlethroughthebible) a butterfly flying around a cross with Bible verse – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away, behold new things have come; free printable
1 John 4 – poster (doodlethroughthebible) children dancing while a large hands pours love into an Earth globe; In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God loved us, we also ought to love one another; free printable
Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world – poster (davidsorensen) a wooden cross against a beautiful dark sunset background, with light shining on the large face of a lion behind the cross and a white lamb curled up at foot of the cross; for purchase
Jelly Bean Prayer – card for kids (happyhomefairy; scroll down) simply print and fold; for younger children; free printable
Admit, Believe, Forever Receive – Bible Bookmark (answersingenesis) a little boy with his two puppies in the snow and instructions on the back on how to receive eternal life and Bible references; double-sided; beautifully illustrated for kids; free printable
King the Lion – bookmark (answersingenesis) King is king of the jungle, but Jesus is king of all. He will reign forever as the King of Kings in the new heaven and new earth; beautiful lion with crown on red background; with Bible verse from Philippians 2:10-11 on the back – At the name of Jesus every knee should bow; free printable
Admit, Believe, Forever Receive – Bible bookmark (answersingenesis) a little scientist in a time lab; free printable
Sergeant the St Bernard – bookmark (answersingenesis) Sergeant helped save people lost in snowstorms. Jesus came to save people who are spiritually lost and separated from Him by sin; Swiss dog on green background with John 3:16 Bible verse on the back – For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life; free printable
Ephesians 1 – giant bookmark (1arthouse.blog) In Christ we are chosen, holy & blameless, adopted, blessed, forgiven, redeemed and guaranteed an inheritance born out of love; words only in decorative doodle style fonts and flowers; free printable
Jelly Bean Prayer – Bible bookmarks for kids (Christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) children learn the salvation message with these cute and colourful jelly beans; 4 per page; free printable
John 3:16 – bookmarks (sundayschoolzone) free printable
FREE Bible bookmarks (Jack Dey) with Bible verses from John 3:16 and Colossians 3:12; free printable
Jesus loves me – story book (basictraining) a beautiful story book with a Gospel message explaining the 7C’s of God’s history from creation and corruption through to Christmas and the cross; and how Adam’s and Eve’s sin relates to us today; The Bible says that sin leads to death. But because God loved Adam and Eve He brought a lamb to die in their place. The lamb did not sin. The lamb did not deserve to die. God also promised Adam and Eve that He would send a Saviour to pay for the sins of the entire world, so that any one who believes in Him could be saved from their sin; 22 pages that can also be turned into a DIY activity book or sent a few pages at a time to your sponsored child; free printable
The Price was Paid in Full – cartoon (answersingenesis) One can only ‘rest in peace’ when one has ‘made peace’ with the Prince of Peace; but that peace is not made by us, because the price was paid in full by Him; free printable
HEAVEN ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Raised to Walk in Newness of Life – FREE stationery / note cards (Paper Gifts for Estefany) pretty yellow daffodils with Bible verse from Romans 6:4-6 – Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life… henceforth we should not serve sin; free printable
Justification / Sanctification
Excuse me, if you were to die tonight where would you be – Heaven or hell?
Moses and God’s Top 10 – FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids; find out what God’s standards really are
Prayer / Worship ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids; get to know God with these fun ideas
Biblical Easter / Passover – FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Lamentations 3 – reflection
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