2/21/21 The Uninvited Guest Showing our love for Jesus. Luke 7:36-38 Mary shows her love for Jesus by pouring perfume on Jesus' feet. Have you ever heard of anyone who heard about a party and went to the party, even though they were not invited? Usually, we don't go to a party unless we are invited, but our Bible lesson today tells about a woman who did exactly that. I think we may be surprised to learn what Jesus said about her. MEMORY VERSE: “But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 (NIrV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/ZYgG7vvFRzg Lesson Video youtu.be/Cs-g6I8-w1g Douglas Talks youtu.be/dZQUbs3A9VE Prayer: Jesus, our Saviour, may the love which we show for you be a reflection of the love which you show for us. Amen.
2/14/21 Bad Valentine; Loving the unlovely We need to love others as Jesus loved us! KEY PASSAGE: - John 8:2-11: Jesus forgives the sinful woman. We shouldn’t pick and choose who we love because, as Christians, we are called to love everyone. Jesus loved us and forgave our sins, just like he forgave the sins of the woman, so we need to be ready to love others. We have no room to condemn others because we have been forgiven. Just like Jesus, we need to love all people, no matter what and remind them to go and sin no more. Memory Verse; John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/jasoo3UDSwY Bible Lesson: youtu.be/lF0jeekjo_I Douglas Talks: youtu.be/VxTX3x_bt88 Bible Lesson and Experiment; youtu.be/UIvK0G9yqaU Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for loving us and sending your Son to die for us. We love you, and we ask you to teach us to love others the way you did. In Jesus’ name, Amen
2/7/21 EMOTIONS: JOY Jesus can turn our sadness and hard times into joy. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 19:1-9 Zacchaeus meets Jesus and finds JOY. Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Life is full of emotions, and not all of them are good. When we walk with Jesus, however, we find that God works all things out for our good. Jesus will take our anger, sadness, disgust, and fear and transform them into joy. Lesson Song: youtu.behq-HA5arHYw Toddler Bible Lesson: youtu.be/d6ukueUaFFk Bible Lesson: youtu.be/5BjtbJFz2ug Object Lesson: youtu.be/D6tFrGlkhDI
1/28/21 EMOTIONS: SADNESS God can comfort us when we are sad. KEY PASSAGE: John 11:17-44, Jesus Raises Lazarus From The Dead Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Sadness is unavoidable. As much as we want to always be happy, we all have times when we are sad. God sent his son so we need never be alone. When we are sad, we can find comfort in the arms of Jesus. Bible Lesson: youtu.be/_LBGkca_OXQ Douglas Talks: youtu.be/Pzmpwn4DLAg Object Lesson: youtu.be/rqQSlEViNpk
1/24/21 EMOTIONS: DISGUST God wants us to love everyone. KEY PASSAGE: Luke 17:11-19, Jesus Heals Ten Lepers Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ We are conditioned from an early age to judge and evaluate people largely on exterior things. God wants us to look past labels and appearances and love people for who they are on the inside, just has he loves us. Bible Lesson: youtu.be/OIorvwGAX04 Douglas Talks: youtu.be/mGeTb3V_NE8
1/16/21 EMOTIONS:FEAR God can comfort us when we are afraid. Key Passage: Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Calms The Storm Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Fear is a defensive emotion that can keep us from harm or danger, but fear can get out of control. It can hold us back, and it can paralyze us. God is always there to comfort us when we are afraid and give us the courage to do what needs doing. Object Lesson: youtu.be/KJngx1XET1Q Bible Lesson: youtu.be/2hJ7N_9gcNg Douglas Talks: youtu.be/RJ7r63nkTrM Origami Boat: youtu.be/cYWIWi1g7_8
1/10/21 Emotions: Anger We need to be slow to get angry. Key Passage: James 1:19-27, Listening And Doing Memory Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV) Memory Verse Song: youtu.be/JWEpkbluTrQ Summary: Emotions are not good or bad. They are all a part of or personality and who God made us to be. Anger is one of those emotions, but anger needs to be controlled and channeled so we do not use it to harm ourselves or others. Series Song youtu.be/CXP6WqbeBpk Lesson Video: youtu.be/dOkyKyVFnSs Lesson Video: youtu.be/pFkRbUKy19g
6/21/20 Good dads are a lot like superheroes. They're strong. They provide for us. They can protect us and make us feel safe. Even for those of us who don't have a dad, there is probably someone in your life who does some of these super things for you. We appreciate our "super dads" because when they take time to teach us things, and are patient with us as we learn and grow up, it reminds us that God is also patient with us and will forgive us when we make mistakes. Whoever that super person is deserves to now how much you appreciate them today.