Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2: Known in the Breaking of the Bread

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2: Known in the Breaking of the Bread, our lesson for April 30. What a remarkable story from Luke 24:13-35! Two followers of Jesus (Cleopas and another unnamed) are walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, talking about what had just happened to Jesus. They meet a stranger on [...]

April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence, our lesson for April 23. This week’s story always gives me goosebumps-especially the moment when Jesus calls Mary’s name and she recognizes him. It’s hard to think of a story that would be more full of suspense and fear and joy, and the [...]

April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 7: Easter is Here!

Welcome to Faces of Easter VII: Celebrating the Risen Christ, our lesson for Easter Sunday, April 16. What a beautiful and important lesson we have this Sunday: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. I love how Godly Play presents this lesson, reminding children that the crucifixion side of the story cannot be pulled apart from the [...]

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 6: Remembering Jesus At the Last Supper

Welcome to Faces of Easter 6: Remembering Jesus At the Last Supper, our lesson for April 9. You can also choose to do the same basic lesson but told in a different way,The Synagogue and the Upper Room (Lesson 11 in the yellow book.) Or you can combine the two lessons as you like. I [...]

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 5: Remembering Jesus Healing and Sharing Parables

Welcome to Faces of Easter V: Remembering Jesus Healing and Sharing Parables, our lesson for March 13.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember the work Jesus did as he traveled around, healing people and sharing parables. It’s a great chance to make clear to our children that being with people of [...]

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience

Welcome to Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, described in Matthew 4: 1-11. It’s good to remember that this event happened right after Jesus’ baptism, before he could begin his work. Or maybe being tempted–and letting us see [...]

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments