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Unpacking God’s Gifts – Joy!

Unpacking God’s Gifts – Joy!

Meditate: Psalm 16:11

Extended Reading: Psalm 16:1-11

Anticipate:

  • What do you most enjoy doing?
  • What is the best trip you’ve ever been on?

Relate: Several years ago, we decided to plan a family vacation to Disney World.  To make the trip happen, our family made extreme changes.  We saved every penny we could find.  We stopped eating out.  We clipped coupons.  We cut back on date nights, movies, and desserts.  When you start cutting out ice cream, you know it’s serious!

Going All Out: Once enough money was saved, we went all out for the trip.  We stayed on Disney property, rented a limo to go from our house to the airport, made reservations to dine with character, lined up all the rides we wanted to go on, we even met personally with Peter Pan and Wendy. …

Unpacking God’s Gifts: The Gift of Love

Unpacking God’s Gifts: The Gift of Love

This Sunday’s Lesson: Unpacking God’s Gifts – The Gift of Love

Meditate: How great is the love the Father has given us so freely!  Now we can be called children of God.  And that’s what we really are!  – 1 John 3:1a

Extended Reading: 1 John 3: 1-10

Anticipate:

  • How would you describe yourself?
  • What does it mean to you to know that you are God’s child?

Relate: The year Sofie was in Pre-K, she was very excited to be in “Miss Noel’s class” and while I was nervous about balancing my roles as “Mom” and “Teacher”, that year was filled with memories I will cherish forever.  It turns out that being the Teacher’s daughter in preschool is basically like being a celebrity – everyone wanted to be Sofie’s friend and everyone thought she was so lucky to have “Miss Noel” as her mom. …

5-10-2020 Sunday School for All: Faithful Stephen

5-10-2020 Sunday School for All: Faithful Stephen

Opening Prayer

Dear Lord, thank you for your promise to always be with me. Help me be like Stephen, bravely speaking up for you even when others give me a hard time. Fill my students with faith and love for you, so that they also may boldly share your Word with others. Amen.

This Sunday’s Lesson: Faithful Stephen

In our Bible lesson, we’ll learn about many different things that God helped his people do.  In our Bible lesson, we will learn what God helped Stephen do.

Read: Acts 6:1-15, 7:51-8:4

Aim: What did God help Stephen do?

TRUTH: God helped Stephen bravely tell enemies about their sin and the Savior.

 – Application: God is always with us, helping us.

 – Response: We ask God to help us bravely speak up for him when others give us a hard time.…

5-3-2020 Sunday School for All: Parable of a Father’s Great Love

5-3-2020 Sunday School for All: Parable of a Father’s Great Love

Opening Prayer

Gracious heavenly Father, I have sinned against you time and time again. But your love and forgiveness have sought me out and are greater than all my sins. You alone make me worthy to serve, and my heart rejoices in your forgiveness. Amen.

This Sunday’s Lesson: A Parable of a Father’s Great Love

In our Bible lesson, we’ll learn what God the Father does when sinners come to him. Listen to today’s parable to answer this question: How did the father show love for his younger son?

Read: Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32

Aim: How did the father show love for his younger son?

TRUTH: The father forgave his younger son and joyfully celebrated his return.

 – Application: God rejoices when we come to him in repentance and gladly forgives us for Jesus’ sake.…

4-26-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

4-26-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

This lesson outline is made available for you to work into your own home devotional life. As you read through the information below, please let Renae Belobraydich know if you have any questions, or if she can help in any way. 

Opening Prayer

Dear Father, how wondrous it would have been to witness Jesus’ ascension into heaven! With joyful anticipation I await the day he returns. Bless my remaining time on earth with a strong faith so that I willingly share the good news of my Savior and remain faithful until the end.  In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

This Sunday’s Lesson: Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

In our Bible lesson, Jesus had completed the work that the Father had sent him into the world to do, and it was time for him to leave this world and return to his Father in heaven.…

4-19-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus Calms The Storm

4-19-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus Calms The Storm

This lesson outline is made available for you to work into your own home devotional life. As you read through the information below, please let Renae Belobraydich know if you have any questions, or if she can help make this transition easier for our Sunday School kiddos learning from home. 

Opening Prayer

Dear Jesus, when my troubles overwhelm me, remind me of your limitless power and love. Forgive me for my weak faith, and help me trust that you will help me. Amen.

This Sunday’s Lesson: Jesus Calms The Storm

In our Bible lesson, Jesus used his power to help his disciples learn to trust him. Listen to find out how Jesus helped his disciples during a terrible storm.

Jesus and his disciples were sailing across the Sea of Galilee when a terrible storm arose and threatened to sink their boat.…

4-12-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus’ Burial and Resurrection

4-12-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus’ Burial and Resurrection

This lesson outline is made available for you to work into your own home devotional life. As you read through the information below, please let Renae Belobraydich know if you have any questions, or if she can help make this transition easier for our Sunday School kiddos learning from home. 

HAPPY EASTER! He has risen! Risen indeed!

Opening Prayer

Dear Jesus, it’s easy to get caught up in the drama of Holy Week and Easter and not focus on the meaning of your bitter suffering, cruel death, and glorious resurrection for sinners. As I study your Word, help me cherish what you went through for me. Amen.

This Sunday’s Lesson: Jesus’ Burial and Resurrection

In our Bible lesson, we are reminded that when Jesus died, many of his followers were very sad.…

4-5-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha

4-5-2020 Sunday School For All: Jesus Visits Mary and Martha

This lesson outline is made available for you to work into your own home devotional life. As you read through the information below, please let Renae Belobraydich know if you have any questions, or if she can help make this transition easier for our Sunday School kiddos learning from home. 

Please also continue to practice the ‘Little Grey Donkey‘ song as we will be singing this for the congregation.

Opening Prayer

Dear Lord, too often I, like Martha, become so busy with other things that I neglect your Word.  Please forgive me. Help me be more like Mary, making your Word a daily priority in my life. Help me show my child/children how important your Word is for us all. …