Each Sunday, your child will learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way.
Today we’re turning the page and beginning our study of John 18. In the past we’ve always taken two Sundays before Easter to focus on Palm Sunday and the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. This year we’ve begun our Holy Week observance many months before Resurrection Sunday. The Psalm Sunday passage when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem is found in John 12:12-19, which we covered many months ago. Every study we’ve covered on Sunday morning since then has been a study of the events from the last week of Jesus’ life. This morning we’ll see Jesus and His disciples cross the Kidron Valley and make their way to the Garden of Gethsemane. Read more
As Jesus neared the end of His life He prayed. We’ve been looking at Jesus’ prayer for the past several weeks now and we’ve learned what He prayed for Himself as well as what He prayed for His disciples. This week we come to the end of John 17 and the end of Jesus’ prayer. In John 17:20-26, Jesus’ thoughts turned from His own life and the future of His disciples to those who would, as Jesus prayed, “believe in me through their message,” the future ministry of His immediate disciples. Read more
We’re going back to our Scripture in the Gospel of John this morning so that we might continue our study of Jesus’ prayer for His followers. If you will remember our time in God’s Word last week then you will remember that Jesus prayed for the Father to protect the hearts and minds of His disciples so they might keep the faith and remain spiritually faithful. Read more
Dr. Annalena Tonelli was born in Italy in 1943. She received a scholarship to attend college in the United States, returned to Italy to get her law degree, but all the while she felt like God was leading her to use her time to do something different. At the age of 25, she moved to Africa to work with the Committee Against World Hunger. Read more
This morning we are going to head back to our study of John 17. Each and every Sunday we pray the Lord’s Prayer together as a congregation. The truth of the matter is what we pray is the prayer Jesus taught His disciples. The Lord’s Prayer is found in John 17, it is the prayer Jesus prayed before He was arrested, tried in a kangaroo court, and sentenced to death on the cross. Jesus’ prayer fills the entire 17th chapter of John’s Gospel. Read more
I hope you won’t mind me taking you back to Israel for one more week before we turn our attention back to our study of the Gospel of John. There are just so many sites I wish you could see and so much of God’s Word I wish we could read together while actually sitting in the very place where it took place. I can remember the first time I went to Tel Dan. I have to be honest with you and tell you that I really had no idea of the significance of the site or the important lesson for you and me that is found in the life of Jeroboam.
I want to take you to the site of the Northern tribe of Dan and the time of the divided Kingdom of Israel. Dan is located about 100 miles north of Jerusalem and it is the place of one of the saddest stories you will read about in God’s Word. Let me set the stage for you. It is a sad story, but a great lesson for you and for me. Read more