Sunday Morning 5/15: Unit 8, Session 4: God’s Miracles Prove Who He Is

The Bible is a supernatural book filled with accounts of supernatural events. Dozens of miracles are recorded in the Bible. Each miracle points to a greater reality and reveals to us what God is like.  In the story of Israel’s crossing the Jordan, we see how God hears our cries and provides for us inContinue reading “Sunday Morning 5/15: Unit 8, Session 4: God’s Miracles Prove Who He Is”

Sunday Morning 5/8: Unit 8, Session 3: Joshua Challenged the People

Joshua was getting along in years, so he gathered the people at the place where God had made a promise to Abraham. (See Gen. 12:6-7.) Joshua wanted the people to remember and to live based on what they knew to be true about God: God can be trusted. He is good, and He is faithful.Continue reading “Sunday Morning 5/8: Unit 8, Session 3: Joshua Challenged the People”

Sunday Morning 5/1: Unit 8, Session 2: God Gave the People the Land

In today’s story, we see that God fights for His people and gives them peace and rest. We live in a world filled with conflict and pain. We desperately want peace. The reality is that true peace doesn’t come from any amount of solitude or self-confidence; we need true peace that comes from being forgiven.Continue reading “Sunday Morning 5/1: Unit 8, Session 2: God Gave the People the Land”

Sunday Morning 4/24: Unit 8, Session 1: God Defeated Jericho

In our Bible story today, we see not just mercy, but courageous mercy. Rahab by faith, courageously trusted God and hid the Hebrew spies. Mercy is not courageous until being merciful costs us something. Rahab’s mercy was pushed to the testing point. She had compassion and, in doing so, risked her life. She showed mercy;Continue reading “Sunday Morning 4/24: Unit 8, Session 1: God Defeated Jericho”

Sunday Morning 4/17: Unit 7, Session 3: The Bible Helps Us Live for God

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Paul points out that Scripture is enough for us. It is our source for godliness and our final authority in matters pertaining to doctrine. The confessions of every Protestant denomination affirm the sufficiency of Scripture. Why does this matter for kids? We need to teach our kids that even though theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/17: Unit 7, Session 3: The Bible Helps Us Live for God”

Sunday Morning 4/10: Unit 7, Session 2: God Stopped the Jordan River

The children of Israel often gave in to worry and bitterness. Their attitude revealed deeper heart issues: their belief that God had failed to take care of them and would fail in the future. It was in the 40 years of wandering in the desert that God showed them over and over that He wasContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/10: Unit 7, Session 2: God Stopped the Jordan River”

Sunday Morning 4/3: Unit 7, Session 1: God Encouraged Joshua

We often think that fear is the absence of courage, and to some degree, it is. However, true courage is not someone who is free of fear. Courage comes to us most often, and especially when we are young, from the presence of another. In C. S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lucy, theContinue reading “Sunday Morning 4/3: Unit 7, Session 1: God Encouraged Joshua”

Sunday Morning 3/27: Unit 6, Session 4: No One Is Like God

Peter began his first epistle by reminding believers that we are not of this world; our true citizenship is found in God’s kingdom. As such, we live in the present world as exiles and ambassadors—representatives of our true King.  With this reminder established, Peter explained how Christ’s ambassadors are to live, which can be summedContinue reading “Sunday Morning 3/27: Unit 6, Session 4: No One Is Like God”

Sunday Morning 3/20: Unit 6, Session 3: God Healed People

If there was one thing the Israelites were good at, it was grumbling. They weren’t just good; they were experts: “We have no food. We have no water. Why are we in the wilderness left to die? The land has big people in it.” And on and on and on. We have to wonder howContinue reading “Sunday Morning 3/20: Unit 6, Session 3: God Healed People”

Sunday Morning 3/13: Unit 6, Session 2: Moses Disobeyed God

Many of us categorize sins, whether we intend to or not. There are the major sins—the really bad ones like murder that are clearly wrong. Thankfully, few of us are prone to commit these sins, so we are pretty safe from them.  Then there are the significant sins, like getting angry or lying. We know these areContinue reading “Sunday Morning 3/13: Unit 6, Session 2: Moses Disobeyed God”