Fox and the Hard Day

J.D. Camorlinga

James and Ruth have had a hard day. As they discuss the difficulties of their day, Fox appears, interrupting their conversation with several bold claims. “If God was all-good like your Bible says, He wouldn’t WANT bad things to happen. If He was all-knowing, He’d KNOW how to stop them. If He was all-powerful, He’d be ABLE to stop them. So, God must not be all He’s cracked up to be, because bad things happen all the time.” But James and Ruth are not stumped. They help Fox see that God is all-knowing, all-good, and all-powerful, and He has a specific plan for the bad things we encounter.

Question 1 - How did sin enter the world?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Adam and Eve chose to rebel against God. You can read the account straight from Genesis 3.

Question 2 - What would happen if God always stopped humans before we sinned?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how we would be like robots. We would not have the freedom to love God or make any other choices.

Question 3 - What is God’s solution for stopping all sin?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Jesus died in our place, paying the price for our sin. But he did not stay dead. Jesus rose from the grave and now offers forgiveness and new life to anyone who turns from their sin and trusts Him. Discuss how there will be no more sin or death in the new heaven and new earth.

Bonus Question - If your child has gone through Foundation Early Childhood Worldview Curriculum, remind your child of the sad truth that all humans miss the mark. Then ask them if they remember what the good news is.

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Jesus hit the mark for us. Now, if we turn from our sin and trust in Him, we are reconciled to God and will live with Him forever in the new heaven and new earth.

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