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Week 7: Sacrifice

Coach's Corner


If you have ever seen The Lion King, do you remember what Mufasa did? As his cub Simba was stuck in a trap, he sacrificed himself to save and give Simba life. What do you think made him do this? 


Want to know a little secret? The Lion King stole that story from God’s Word. 

God loves you and has sent Jesus.

Remember I told you we would find out what God did that showed how big His love really was?

Today’s X and O is the play called Sacrifice. 

This is the play that wins the game.

Just like we see Mufasa run to his lost cub who was in a trap, God ran to us. He saw that sin separated us and created darkness that made us lose our way.

God sent Jesus for us. He sent Jesus into the trap we were stuck in. He was the perfect sacrifice for our sins.

Let’s read Romans 5:8 together: “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”

Remember what we said last week? Sin separates us from God and that separation leads to death. But this is why God sent Jesus to take on our sin so we would never face death.

In John 1:12, we learn, “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” If we ask Jesus to come into our lives as our leader and savior, we will receive eternal life and go where Jesus is—in Heaven with God.

The Bible tells us, “For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” — Romans 10:10

Can you shout that you trust Jesus?


“Dear God, You have saved me from my trap. I trust You forever. Thank You for saving me. Amen.”