Sunday Morning 11/29: Unit 26, Session 5: Jesus’ Crucifixion

Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection are the center of the gospel. Jesus accomplished the plan God had been working out throughout the Old Testament to bring salvation to sinners, and it happened in such an unlikely way. In the Book of Acts, Peter testified to the Israelites about Jesus’ death: “Though He was delivered upContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/29: Unit 26, Session 5: Jesus’ Crucifixion”

Sunday Morning 11/22: Unit 26, Session 4: Jesus Was Arrested

The Pharisees and other Jews in Jerusalem did not like Jesus. He didn’t play by their rules (Matt. 12:1-14), He claimed to be God (John 8:58-59; 10:22-33), and He extended salvation beyond the Jewish people (Luke 4:27). So they plotted several times how they might kill Him. The events leading up to His death didContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/22: Unit 26, Session 4: Jesus Was Arrested”

Sunday Morning 11/15: Unit 26, Session 3: The Last Supper

As the Passover celebration drew near, Jerusalem hummed with excitement. Everyone wondered if Jesus—teacher, miracle-worker, and prophet—would come for Passover. (John 11:56-57) The Passover meal was a permanent statute God intended for every Israelite family to observe each year. (See Ex. 12:1-28; Lev. 23:5-8.) But it was no secret the religious leaders were determined toContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/15: Unit 26, Session 3: The Last Supper”

Sunday Morning 11/8: Unit 26, Session 2: Jesus Was Questioned

The religious leaders despised Jesus. He was a threat to their power, and they didn’t believe He was the Messiah. The Jews decided to confront Jesus with questions. Perhaps He would misspeak, and they could trap Him with His words. The Pharisees’ disciples asked Him, “Teacher, is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar orContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/8: Unit 26, Session 2: Jesus Was Questioned”

Sunday Morning 11/1: Unit 26, Session 1: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

Leading into the last week of Jesus’ ministry before His death and resurrection, Jesus entered Jerusalem as the King of kings. Many of God’s people traveled to Jerusalem for Passover. Jesus and His disciples traveled to Jerusalem as well. Near Bethphage (BETH fayj) and Bethany near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples aheadContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/1: Unit 26, Session 1: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry”

Sunday Morning 10/25: Unit 25, Session 4: Jesus Raises Lazarus

Jesus received word that His friend Lazarus was sick. Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha. They lived in the town of Bethany, which was about two miles away from Jerusalem. Mary and Martha sent a message to Jesus, likely expecting Him to come right away. Jesus loved Mary, Martha, and Lazarus; yet HeContinue reading “Sunday Morning 10/25: Unit 25, Session 4: Jesus Raises Lazarus”

Sunday Morning 10/18: Unit 25, Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings

On the heels of His miraculous feeding of the five thousand, Jesus encountered crowds who erroneously concluded He was worth following because He could use His power to fill their empty stomachs. But Jesus recognized their motives and challenged them to go after something greater—not to work for food, which does not last long, butContinue reading “Sunday Morning 10/18: Unit 25, Session 3: Jesus’ Hard Teachings”

Sunday Morning 10/11: Unit 25, Session 2: The Three Parables

In Luke 19, Jesus went after Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector. Zacchaeus was not well liked, but his interaction with Jesus led him to repent of his wrongdoing. Jesus said to him, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Who is “the lost”? What does it meanContinue reading “Sunday Morning 10/11: Unit 25, Session 2: The Three Parables”

Parent Dedication: Oct 4, 2020 (North and West)

This past Sunday families at both campuses participated in Parent Dedication. As we charged parents to be the primary disciple-maker of these little ones, we also invited the church to come alongside both parents and children in the process of discipleship. This is a big honor and a great challenge for all! Check out theContinue reading “Parent Dedication: Oct 4, 2020 (North and West)”

Sunday Morning 10/4: Unit 25, Session 1: Kingdom Parables

The Gospels record dozens of Jesus’ parables. A parable is a simple story Jesus told to help people understand the kingdom of God. Each parable taught a lesson and revealed deep and often mysterious truths about God’s kingdom for those who would understand. (See Matt. 13:10-15.) In Matthew 13:31-33, Jesus tells two stories about theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 10/4: Unit 25, Session 1: Kingdom Parables”