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Road to Emmaus

Luke 24. 13-35

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to 2 disciples who were walking together on the road to Emmaus. They didn’t recognize him, but he helped them see how the Scriptures pointed to himself as the Messiah. Even though we don’t see Jesus and even when it seems like all hope is lost, Jesus is still at work in our lives!

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Jesus Walks on Water

Matt. 14.22-32

By walking on water Jesus demonstrates to his disciples that he has power over nature! It causes his disciples to recognize that he is the Son of God and they spontaneously worship him. Peter’s attempt to walk out to Jesus reminds us that we’re only human, but that if we obey him and keep our eyes fixed on him as the Son of God then he will empower us to follow him. Continue reading → Jesus Walks on Water

Jesus Feeds 5000

John 6.1-14

When a large crowd was gathered around Jesus in a remote place, a boy who had five barley loaves and two fish, made them available to Jesus. In Jesus’ hands this offering was multiplied to miraculously feed 5000! We might not always feel like we have much to offer God, but as we give ourselves to Jesus he can do much with our little. Continue reading → Jesus Feeds 5000

The Unmerciful Servant (Matt. 18.21-35)

Forgiveness plays a huge role in our relationship with God, and our relationship with others. The way we treat those around us is a reflection of our relationship with our King. This parable shines a light on the huge disconnect that exists when we fail to acknowledge how God has extended his great mercy toward us. We want the children to see that part of kingdom living is having the freedom in Christ to let go of grudges and forgive those who sin against us.

Lesson Focus

  • God forgives those who come to him and ask for mercy.
  • It’s foolish to refuse to forgive someone when God has forgiven us.

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Workers and Wages (Matt. 20.1-16)

Lesson Focus

  • All believers are recipients of God’s riches in Christ.
  • We should be grateful for God’s generosity toward us.

Our shortsighted tendency is to only value others for what they can accomplish for us, or how they can benefit us. The world reveres those who have wealth and have influence. In Matthew 19 Jesus debunks the perceived merit of wealth and influence; firstly by inviting the children to come to him and then by stating how hard it is for the wealthy to enter the kingdom. He goes on to tell the parable of the generous Master, showing that God loves all people and graciously offers grace and kindness to everyone who responds to his invitation, not just those who are esteemed in the eyes of the world.
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