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”