February 23

Malachi the Prophet

STORY POINT: Malachi called God’s people to repent to prepare for the Messiah.

KEY PASSAGE: 1 Peter 5:10

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth.

Malachi was a messenger—a prophet— who told God’s people to repent. Malachi also told about another messenger God would send. This messenger, John the Baptist, would call people to repent and get them ready for a final Messenger, Jesus Christ. Jesus would bring good news of salvation

 

March 1

From Adam to Jesus

Bible Passage: Matthew 1; Luke 3; John 1

Story Point: Jesus’ family line proved He is the Messiah.

Key Passage: John 1:1-2

Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? As the son of God Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

Jesus came to earth as a human. Jesus had earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, but His true Father is God. Through Jesus, God kept His promises to Abraham and David. Jesus saves people from their sin and adopts them into God’s family.
 
 

March 8

John Was Born

Bible Passage: Luke 1

Story Point: John was born to prepare the way for Jesus.

Key Passage: John 1:1-2

Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? As the son of God Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

When Zechariah believed God’s Word, he praised God. John was born to prepare the way for Jesus. John would point people to Jesus, and they would praise God for keeping HIs promise to send the Savior.
 
 

March 15

Jesus Was Born

Bible Passage: Luke 2

Story Point: Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.


Key Passage: John 1:1-2

Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? As the son of God Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus, the promised Savior, came into the world to deliver us from sin and death.
 
 

March 22

Jesus was Dedicated

Bible Passage: Luke 2

Story Point: Simeon and Anna worshipped Jesus as the Messiah

Key Passage: John 1:1-2

Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? As the son of God Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

Throughout the OT, God promised the arrival of a king who would redeem people. When Jesus arrived, Simeon and Anna knew He was the promised Messiah. Today, we have faith that Jesus is God’s Son. We can trust Jesus for our salvation, and like Simeon and Anna, we should share the good news.
 
 

March 29

Jesus as a Child

Bible Passage: Matthew 2; Luke 2

Story Point: Even as a child, Jesus wanted to do His Father’s plan.

Key Passage: John 1:1-2

Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? As the son of God Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

God sent Jesus to earth with a purpose. Even as a child, Jesus wanted to honor God. God blessed Jesus as he got ready to follow His Father’s plan: to die on the cross and rescue people from sin.
 
 

April 5

Jesus Baptism

Bible Passage: Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1


Story Point: Jesus obeyed God by being baptized


Key Passage: John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Jesus never sinned, but He obeyed God and was baptized like sinners are baptized. Baptism reminds us of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It reminds us that when we trust in Jesus, we turn from sin and start a new life—a life lived for Jesus.
 
 

April 12

Easter Jesus crucifixion and Resurrection

Bible Passage: Matthew 26—28; 1 Corinthians 15

Story Point: Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for eternal life

Key Passage: John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Jesus’ death and resurrection is the center of the gospel. In Adam, we were spiritually dead in sin, but Jesus died to pay for our sins. Jesus is alive! God gives new life to everyone who trusts in Jesus.
 
 

April 19

Jesus’ Temptation

Bible Passage: Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4

Story Point: Jesus was tempted and never sinned.

Key Passage: John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation.
 
 

April 26

John Pointed to Jesus

Bible Passage: Matthew 3; John 1; 3

Story Point: John the Baptist told people to follow Jesus.

Key Passage; John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

John the Baptist told people to get ready for Jesus, the promised Messiah. Now that Jesus was on earth, John’s mission was complete. Jesus was greater than John, and John joyfully stepped aside as Jesus began His earthly ministry.
 
 

May 3

Jesus Called Disciples

Bible Passage: Matthew 4; 9; Mark 1-3; Luke 5-6

Story Point: Jesus called disciples to follow Him

Key Passage: John 3:30

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

Jesus came to earth to show what God is like and to save people from their sins. This is great news! Jesus told His disciples to tell others about Him, and we are Jesus’ disciples when we trust in Him. Everyone in the world needs to hear the good news about Jesus.
 
 

May 10

Jesus early Miracles

Bible Passage: Mark 1

Story Point: People came to Jesus, and He healed them.

Key Passage: John 3:!6

Big Picture Question: What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.
 
Jesus miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met their needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us to do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life. 
 
 
 

May 17

Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Bible Passage: Luke 4

Story Point: Jesus taught that He is the Messiah.

Key Passage: John 3:16

Big Picture Question: What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a messiah. The Messiah would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and announced that He is the promised Messiah.
 
 

May 24

Jesus and Nicodemus

Bible Passage: John 3

Story Point: Jesus taught that we must be born again.

Key Passage: John 3:16

Big Picture Question: What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.

Nicodemus needed new life— eternal life— but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed His love in this way: He sent His one and only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
 
 

May 31

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Bible Passage: John 4

Story Point: Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to those who believe.

Key Passage: John 3:16

Big Picture Question: What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.

Jesus offers something better than physical water; He gives us Himself. Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who comes to Him by faith. We can worship Him as Lord and Savior wherever we are.

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