Sunday School News
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
In January, our Sunday school children began this year’s study of the New Testament. The lessons were:
- January 5: A Nativity Night – Jesus’ Birth (Luke 2:1-20)
- January 12: Wise Men Worship – Magi (Matthew 2)
- January 19: Claimed and Tested – Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation (Luke 3:15-22; 4:1-13)
- January 26: Fishers Follow – Jesus Calls Disciples (Luke 5:1-11)
In February, we will continue to study Jesus’ work on Earth. Here are the lesson summaries and questions to discuss with children at home:
- February 2: The Wine Sign – A Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11). While Jesus and His mother are guests at a wedding in Cana, Mary asks Him to assist the wedding hosts, who have run out of wine. In Jesus’ first recorded miracle, He changes a large volume of plain water into wine that is superior to what has already been served. Those who witnessed this miracle marvel at what He has done. Discuss, “What wonders does God still work through His people?”
- February 9: Mountain Message – Jesus Preaches on the Mount (Matthew 6:25-34). Jesus reminds His listeners not to worry about things they cannot control. The birds of the air and the flowers of the field serve as examples of God’s continuing care for His creation. Likewise, we have no need for worry or anxiousness, because God provides and cares for us.
- February 16: A Weather Wonder – Jesus Calms a Storm (Mark 4:35-41). With the simple command, “Peace! Be still!” (Mark 4:39), Jesus proclaims His power over a storm strong enough to shake even experienced fishermen. With the disciples, we must ask, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” (v. 41). How can your family respond to this question?
- February 23: A Life Restored – Jairus’s Daughter (Mark 5:21-24; 35-43). Jairus, a synagogue ruler, comes to Jesus, begging Him to heal his critically ill daughter. Along the way, servants come with news of his daughter’s death. Taking along Peter, James, and John, Jesus ignores the mourners, takes the young girl by the hand, and tells her, “Arise.” And rise she does, demonstrating Jesus’ power over death itself.