Isaiah 9 Advent Series

Advent Lessons This is a list of the Advent lessons based on Isaiah 9:6 1 Wonderful Counselor Isaiah 9:6, James 1:5 2 Mighty God Isaiah 9:6, Col 1:15–16 3 Everlasting Father Isaiah 9:6, Gal 4:4–7 4 Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2:12–14 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the governmentContinue reading “Isaiah 9 Advent Series”

I am: The Light of the World

Before healing the blind man in John 9, Jesus declares that he is the light of the world! Jesus helps us to see God, and he sheds truth on what is true and righteous. This means that we never have to walk in darkness. We can trust Jesus to lead, guide us and protect us. And we can be lights to those around us!

I am: The Bread of Life

After Jesus fed the 5000, large crowds came looking for him hoping that he was going to do more miracles––and hoping that they would get food again! Unfortunately they were coming to Jesus looking for food that would leave them hungry again. Jesus told them that he is “the bread of life”. Bread might help keep us alive if we were starving, but if we want life that lasts forever, we need the bread of life!

The Ten Lepers

In this story ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one comes back to express his gratitude. The emphasis of this story is not merely on gratitude as a virtue. Jesus gives us many good gifts, but God’s intention is that, as we encounter his loving kindness, it would ultimately bring us back to him so that we can totally be made whole.

Matthew’s Feast

Jesus called Matthew to follow him and he responded by leaving his job as a tax collector and becoming Jesus’ disciple! Later Matthew hosted a feast at his house and he invited other tax collectors and sinners to eat with Jesus. It was his way of celebrating that Jesus was happy to be friends with them, even though none of them were perfect.