October 4, 2023
on October 4th, 2023
John 11:28-37 (HCSB)Jesus Shares the Sorrow of Death28 Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 As soon as she heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him. 30 Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met Him. 31 The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her s...  Read More
October 3, 2023
on October 3rd, 2023
John 11:17-27 (HCSB)The Resurrection and the Life17 When Jesus arrived, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem (about two miles away). 19 Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. 20 As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet Him. But Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Then Martha s...  Read More
October 2, 2023
on October 2nd, 2023
John 11:1-16  (HCSB)Lazarus Dies at Bethany11 Now a man was sick, Lazarus, from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick. 3 So the sisters sent a message to Him: “Lord, the one You love is sick.” 4 When Jesus heard it, He said, “This sickness will not ...  Read More
Connect Lesson for October 1, 2023
on October 1st, 2023
Study the Word: Draw near to Jesus when tough times come, trusting Him to meet every need according to His will.Key Truth: Jesus' power exceeds our needs (John 6:1-15).Key Truth: Jesus' power exceeds our circumstances (John 6:16-21).Family Connection: Continue the discussion after church!What were the two miracles Jesus did in this lesson? Do you think miracles still happen? What did you learn abo...  Read More
Questions for the Week
on September 30th, 2023
The wedding at Cana is the first “sign” in John that Jesus is the Messiah. This “sign” was only known to a small group of people because they were with Jesus. When do you make time to be with Jesus so He can reveal Himself to you? What was it about this sign that made the disciples believe in Him? When, in your life, did Jesus reveal Himself?The healing of the official’s son (4:46-54) is the secon...  Read More
September 29, 2023
on September 29th, 2023
John 9:1-7 (HCSB)The Sixth Sign: Healing a Man Born Blind9 As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples questioned Him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him. 4 We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Ni...  Read More
September 28, 2023
on September 28th, 2023
John 6:1-21 (HCSB)The Fourth Sign: Feeding 5,0006 After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). 2 And a huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing by healing the sick. 3 So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, a Jewish festival, was near. 5 Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd comin...  Read More
September 27, 2023
on September 27th, 2023
John 5:1-15 (HCSB)The Third Sign: Healing the Sick5 After this, a Jewish festival took place, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 By the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there is a pool, called Bethesda in Hebrew, which has five colonnades. 3 Within these lay a large number of the sick—blind, lame, and paralyzed [—waiting for the moving of the water, 4 because an angel would go down into the pool from time t...  Read More
September 26, 2023
on September 26th, 2023
John 4:46-54 (HCSB)The Second Sign: Healing an Official’s Son46 Then He went again to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and pleaded with Him to come down and heal his son, for he was about to die. 48 Jesus told him, “Unless yo...  Read More
September 25, 2023
on September 25th, 2023
John 2:1-12 (HCSB)The First Sign: Turning Water into Wine2 On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and 2 Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother told Him, “They don’t have any wine.” 4 “What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.” 5 “Do whatever H...  Read More
Connect Lesson for September 24
on September 24th, 2023
Study the Word: Treat all people as loved by God and help get the gospel to them.Key Truth: Every person matters to Jesus (John 4:1-9).Key Truth:  Jesus wants to transform every person's life (John 4:10-26).Key Truth: Jesus wants every person to hear the Good News of salvation (John 4:27-42).Family Connection: Continue the discussion after church!Why was the Samaritan woman surprised that Jesus sp...  Read More
Questions for the Week
on September 23rd, 2023
In the “Woman at the Well” story, we see the immediate impact Jesus has on her life. Why does Jesus focus on her physical need (4:1-15) BEFORE drawing attention to her spiritual need (4:16-18)? Like the woman, how do you try to satisfy your soul with something other than Jesus? Do you find it hard to trust that Jesus will meet your needs? Where do you find it hardest?There were moral and cultural ...  Read More