My daughter took The Not Even Once Club book off my shelf and wanted me to read it as a bedtime story. I can’t blame her: it has fun and inviting pictures.
I told her it was not a book I agreed with. “Why not?” We read through it slowly together. Here were my follow-up discussion questions:
- Who can be in the “Not Even Once Club”? You? Me? Have you ever lied, or cheated, or bullied, or stolen?
- Can you rightly promise God that you will never do things like that ever again?
- Is that a promise anyone could ever keep?
- Should we make promises that we can’t keep?
- If someone thought they were in the “Not Even Once Club”, do you think that would make them feel better than other people?
- There is only one person on earth who could ever rightly be in the “Not Even Once Club.” Who is he?
- Jesus has a “Grace Club.” How does one enter in this club? How does one stay in this club?
- Do people in Jesus’ “Grace Club” want to do bad things? How do they want to live?
- Should they promise that they will never do any bad things?
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)