Sunday Morning 12/6: Unit 27, Session 1: Jesus’ Resurrection

The time between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning must have been dark hours for Jesus’ disciples. Fear, doubt, and confusion certainly overwhelmed their thoughts. Jesus, their Lord, was dead. He had been unjustly arrested, falsely accused, and severely beaten. Even worse, He had been killed in a horrible manner: by crucifixion. The story doesn’t endContinue reading “Sunday Morning 12/6: Unit 27, Session 1: Jesus’ Resurrection”

Sunday Morning 11/29: Unit 26, Session 5: Jesus’ Crucifixion

Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection are the center of the gospel. Jesus accomplished the plan God had been working out throughout the Old Testament to bring salvation to sinners, and it happened in such an unlikely way. In the Book of Acts, Peter testified to the Israelites about Jesus’ death: “Though He was delivered upContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/29: Unit 26, Session 5: Jesus’ Crucifixion”

Sunday Morning 11/22: Unit 26, Session 4: Jesus Was Arrested

The Pharisees and other Jews in Jerusalem did not like Jesus. He didn’t play by their rules (Matt. 12:1-14), He claimed to be God (John 8:58-59; 10:22-33), and He extended salvation beyond the Jewish people (Luke 4:27). So they plotted several times how they might kill Him. The events leading up to His death didContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/22: Unit 26, Session 4: Jesus Was Arrested”

Sunday Morning 11/15: Unit 26, Session 3: The Last Supper

As the Passover celebration drew near, Jerusalem hummed with excitement. Everyone wondered if Jesus—teacher, miracle-worker, and prophet—would come for Passover. (John 11:56-57) The Passover meal was a permanent statute God intended for every Israelite family to observe each year. (See Ex. 12:1-28; Lev. 23:5-8.) But it was no secret the religious leaders were determined toContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/15: Unit 26, Session 3: The Last Supper”

Sunday Morning 11/8: Unit 26, Session 2: Jesus Was Questioned

The religious leaders despised Jesus. He was a threat to their power, and they didn’t believe He was the Messiah. The Jews decided to confront Jesus with questions. Perhaps He would misspeak, and they could trap Him with His words. The Pharisees’ disciples asked Him, “Teacher, is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar orContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/8: Unit 26, Session 2: Jesus Was Questioned”

Sunday Morning 11/1: Unit 26, Session 1: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

Leading into the last week of Jesus’ ministry before His death and resurrection, Jesus entered Jerusalem as the King of kings. Many of God’s people traveled to Jerusalem for Passover. Jesus and His disciples traveled to Jerusalem as well. Near Bethphage (BETH fayj) and Bethany near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples aheadContinue reading “Sunday Morning 11/1: Unit 26, Session 1: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry”