Sunday Morning 8/15: Unit 35, Session 3: Brother’s in Christ

Paul was a prisoner under house arrest in Rome when a man named Onesimus (oh NESS ih muhs) came to visit him. Onesimus was a slave who had run away from a wealthy man named Philemon. As it turned out, Paul was a friend of Philemon. So when Paul told Onesimus the good news aboutContinue reading “Sunday Morning 8/15: Unit 35, Session 3: Brother’s in Christ”

Sunday Morning 8/8: Unit 35, Session 2: Paul’s Shipwreck

Paul was in Roman custody because of unfounded accusations brought against him by the Jews. Paul had stood before rulers in Caesarea and invoked his right as a Roman citizen to appeal to Caesar. So Festus the governor arranged for Paul to go to Rome. Paul got onto a ship going toward Rome. As ifContinue reading “Sunday Morning 8/8: Unit 35, Session 2: Paul’s Shipwreck”

Sunday Morning 8/1: Unit 35, Session 1: Paul Before Rulers

Paul was in custody in Caesarea, the capital of the Roman province of Judea. The Jewish leaders had brought serious charges against him, so Paul now stood before Felix, the governor. Felix listened to Paul’s defense but delayed a ruling. He met with Paul off and on for two years. When his time as governorContinue reading “Sunday Morning 8/1: Unit 35, Session 1: Paul Before Rulers”

Sunday Morning 7/25: Unit 34, Session 4: Running the Race

While Paul sat in a Roman prison from AD 60 to 62, he wrote letters to churches he had started or visited on his missionary journeys. Despite his circumstances, Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi is filled with joy. Philippians reveals Paul’s heart as a devoted follower of Christ. It is full of practicalContinue reading “Sunday Morning 7/25: Unit 34, Session 4: Running the Race”

Sunday Morning 7/18: Unit 34, Session 3: Together in Jesus

During his second missionary journey, Paul stopped in Ephesus and preached in the synagogue. (See Acts 18:19.) Apollos, a Jewish believer, also taught in the synagogue there. Paul’s third missionary journey took him back to Ephesus, where he spent two to three years speaking with crowds about Jesus. (See Acts 19:8-10.) As people believed inContinue reading “Sunday Morning 7/18: Unit 34, Session 3: Together in Jesus”

Sunday Morning 7/11: Unit 34, Session 2: Paul Was Arrested

As Paul’s third missionary journey came to an end, a prophet named Agabus warned him that the Jews would seize him in Jerusalem and hand him over to the Gentiles. (See Acts 21:10-11.)  But Paul did not hesitate. He returned to Jerusalem and was seized by a group of Jews who wanted to kill himContinue reading “Sunday Morning 7/11: Unit 34, Session 2: Paul Was Arrested”

Sunday Morning 7/4: Unit 34, Session 1: Paul’s Third Journey

Paul’s third missionary journey was unlike his first two because he didn’t set out to plant churches. Instead, his mission was to encourage and strengthen existing churches. Paul wrote letters to the churches, but he knew some guidance was best given in person.  Paul’s journey began when he traveled to the city of Corinth. ToContinue reading “Sunday Morning 7/4: Unit 34, Session 1: Paul’s Third Journey”

Sunday Morning 6/27: Unit 33, Session 4: Paul Gave Hope

Consider how your life would change if you knew the future—if you could accurately predict the weather or outcomes of baseball games. If you could know how your life is going to turn out, would you live today differently? In the bigger picture of God’s plan for the world, we do know the future. GodContinue reading “Sunday Morning 6/27: Unit 33, Session 4: Paul Gave Hope”

Sunday Morning 6/20: Unit 33, Session 3: No Other Gospel

During his second missionary journey, Paul started several churches in Galatia. Some time later, false teachers crept into these churches and began teaching that there was more to salvation than faith in Jesus. They said that obeying the law of Moses was essential too.  Many of the Galatian believers became confused and believed the liesContinue reading “Sunday Morning 6/20: Unit 33, Session 3: No Other Gospel”

Sunday Morning 6/13: Unit 33, Session 2: Paul’s Second Journey

Paul was back at the church of Antioch in Syria. The church had sent out Paul and Barnabas to preach the gospel to Jews and Gentiles in places like Lystra and Derbe. Then they returned to the church of Antioch. Some time passed, and Paul wanted to return to some of the cities he visitedContinue reading “Sunday Morning 6/13: Unit 33, Session 2: Paul’s Second Journey”