Scripture: Leviticus 1-27
- Students will learn God gave the Israelites many laws.
- Students will learn the Law God gave Moses contain laws not just for religion, but laws that would be the rules for their society as well.
- Students will learn it was impossible for the people to keep all of these laws, so God already had a plan for Jesus to come to earth and die for our sins.
- Students will create a fundraiser for items for children waiting to see family members in prison.
Guiding Question: Why are laws meant to be followed?
Materials: Items needed to be donated, will depend on local organization
Procedure: Review the purpose of Leviticus 1-27. Emphasize God’s commands for the scapegoat and sacrifices in chapter 16. Explain that Leviticus lists many detailed laws for the Israelites to follow. Many laws were focused on sacrifice. This was because sacrificing an animal was how the people showed they were sorry for their sins and the people were willing to rely on God. Explain that the laws were meant to keep people safe and for society to run well, just like laws are meant to today. We are not perfect so it is impossible for us to follow all laws all the time but that is why God sent Jesus to die for our sins.
Introduce the service project. Explain that they are going to serve the charity like Forever Family (https://www.foreverfam.org/) They often need donations of items to keep children amused on the long bus rides to prison facilities and are waiting to see their parents. These facilities can be far away and children may be anxious and need something to do while they are waiting. Contact your local organization for specific needs and put on a fundraiser for those needs.
Additional Questions: How can students serve children in their community?
Supplemental Activity: Have students put on a fundraiser and donate items to children at local shelters.