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”

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”

Sunday Morning 9/27: Unit 9, Session 5: Ruth and Boaz

Only two books in the Old Testament bear the name of a woman: Ruth and Esther. Ruth’s story occurs at the time when judges ruled over Israel. God’s people were characterized by rebellion and immorality. At a time when the Israelites desperately needed a king to lead them back to God, Ruth’s story of faithfulnessContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/27: Unit 9, Session 5: Ruth and Boaz”

Sunday Morning 9/20: Unit 9, Session 4: Samson

Samson was the last of the major judges of Israel. He was born to parents who dedicated him to the Lord as a Nazirite after the Angel of the Lord announced that Samson would be born to save the Israelites from the power of the Philistines. Samson grew up, and God blessed him with greatContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/20: Unit 9, Session 4: Samson”

Sunday Morning 9/13: Unit 9, Session 3: Gideon

Last week, your kids learned about Deborah and Barak. This week, Judges 6 starts out in a familiar way: “The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.” The period of Judges was not a good time for the Israelites. Their cycle of sin, bondage, deliverance, and peace clearly showed the lawContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/13: Unit 9, Session 3: Gideon”

Sunday Morning 9/6: Unit 9, Session 2: Deborah and Barak

This week, kids learn that the time of the judges continued after the death of Ehud. The Israelites fell into a continuous cycle of sin, bondage, deliverance, and peace. Every judge was imperfect, yet God worked through the judges. At the time when the Israelites were oppressed by the king of Canaan, Deborah was theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 9/6: Unit 9, Session 2: Deborah and Barak”

Sunday Morning 8/30: Unit 9, Session 1: Israel’s Unfaithfulness

Following Joshua’s death, the Israelites were without a leader. They fell into a cycle of sin that can be seen during each reign of the judges. The cycle is marked by an A-B-C-D-E pattern. Let’s look at the first judge, Othniel, to see this pattern.  First, the people fell into Apostasy. They turned away fromContinue reading “Sunday Morning 8/30: Unit 9, Session 1: Israel’s Unfaithfulness”