Sunday Morning 5/9: Unit 32, Session 1: Peter Escaped from Prison

Peter had witnessed the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on Gentile believers. God made it clear: the gospel is for all because Jesus is Lord of all. Peter returned to Jerusalem and told the believers there what had happened. At this time, other believers who had scattered amid persecution were preaching the gospel. ByContinue reading “Sunday Morning 5/9: Unit 32, Session 1: Peter Escaped from Prison”

Sunday Morning 5/2: Unit 31, Session 4: The Hall of Faith

It is common to think of faith as something that is just within us—trust and confidence in God. While that is surely part of it, faith doesn’t stop there. Faith starts inside of us and always leads to action. The writer of the Book of Hebrews wanted to explain the fullness of faith to theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 5/2: Unit 31, Session 4: The Hall of Faith”

Sunday Morning 4/25: Unit 31, Session 3: Jesus is Better

Hebrews was a letter written to encourage believers to not only stand strong in their faith, but also to grow in their faith. More than anything else, though, the writer of Hebrews preached the superiority of Jesus: Jesus was present at the creation of the world. He is the heir of all things and GodContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/25: Unit 31, Session 3: Jesus is Better”

Sunday Morning 4/18: Unit 31, Session 2: Barnabus in Antioch

In the face of persecution, the early church saw growth as believers dispersed following Stephen’s death. (See Acts 7) As they went, they carried the good news with them. Jesus’ disciples had cared for the church from Jerusalem, but God began to call them out as missionaries too.  In Acts 8, Philip went to SamariaContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/18: Unit 31, Session 2: Barnabus in Antioch”

Sunday Morning 4/11: Unit 31, Session 1: Peter and Cornelius

The apostle Peter preached and taught boldly after Pentecost. Jesus had commanded His followers to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Acts 10 shows us how God made clear to Peter that the gospel is for everyone—not only the Jews but also the Gentiles.  The story begins in Caesarea (cess uh REEContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/11: Unit 31, Session 1: Peter and Cornelius”

Sunday Morning 4/4: EASTER: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are essential to the Christian faith. If we teach Jesus as a respected teacher and miracle-worker who claimed to be the Messiah and who was crucified on the cross—but who was not resurrected—then we are teaching the Jesus of Judaism. If we teach Jesus as a wise teacher and prophet whoContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/4: EASTER: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection”

Parent Helps from the 4/12 Sermon on Romans 6:1-5

Parents, I want to give you some guidance when talking through the sermon from this Sunday with your kids. Maybe you can do a recap tonight during your family worship time or during dinner. Be sure to check out the lesson for this Sunday and let the kids watch the Easter story. It is foundContinue reading “Parent Helps from the 4/12 Sermon on Romans 6:1-5”

Parent Helps from the 4/5 Sermon on Romans 5:12-21

Parents, I want to give you some guidance when talking through the sermon from this Sunday with your kids. Maybe you can do a recap tonight during your family worship time or during dinner. Here are some discussion starter questions to connect what they are learning with the sermon: Preschool What was your favorite partContinue reading “Parent Helps from the 4/5 Sermon on Romans 5:12-21”