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 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”

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”