March 7

Peter and Cornelius

Bible Passage: Acts 10

Story Point: The Gospel is for all people

Key Passage: 1 Chronicles 16:31

Big Picture Question: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

God Showed Peter that Just as there is no “clean” and “unclean” food in Christ, there are no “clean” and “unclean” people. God calls believers to tell everyone the good news about Jesus, no matter who they are or where they come from. Jesus is the Lord of all.
 

March 14

Barnabas in Antioch

Bible Passage: Acts 11

Story Point: Barnabas went to Antioch to encourage believers

Key Passage: 1 Chronicles 16:31

Big Picture Question: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

 Even though some people tried to stop, the gospel spread throughout he earth- not only to Jews but also to Gentiles. The good news about Jesus is for everyone. God calls us to celebrate when others believe and help them know and love Jesus more. 
 

March 21

Jesus is Better

Bible Passage: Hebrews 1-8

Story Point: Jesus, our great High Priest, brought a better covenant. 

Key Passage: 1 Chronicles 16:31

Big Picture Question: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

Jesus is better than anyone and anything. He’s is the better Prophet, Priest, and King. Everyone who trust in Him has salvation from sin through his perfect life, death, and resurrection.

 

March 28

The Hall of Faith

Bible Passage: Hebrews 11

Story Point: God works mightily through people who have faith in Him

Key Passage: 1 Chronicles 16:31

Big Picture Question: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

God kept his promise to send the Messiah- His own Son, Jesus- to rescue people from sin. Jesus is the true hero of the Bible. He gives us faith. We can look to Him because in Him, all of God’s promises will come true. 

 

April 4

Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

Bible Passage: Matthew 26-28, John 20

Story Point: Jesus’ resurrection gives true joy to believers

Key Passage: 1 Chronicles 16:31

Big Picture Question: What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.

Jesus’ death and resurrection is the center of the gospel. Jesus died to pay for our sins. Jesus is alive! God gives hope and true joy to everyone who trusts in Jesus.

 

April 11

Peter Escaped from Prison

Bible Passage: Acts 12

Story Point: Jesus rescued Peter from prison

Key Passage: Matthew 28:19-20

Big Picture Question: What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

God answered the people’s prayers for Peter. God had a plan for Peter and the church, and He rescued Peter from his enemies. Peter knew he would face death because he believed in Jesus, but he kept going so he could share the good news of the gospel. 

 

April 18

Paul’s First Journey

Bible Passage: Acts 13-14

Story Point: Paul and Barnabas told Jews and Gentiles about Jesus

Key Passage: Matthew 28:19-20

Big Picture Question: What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Many people rejected the good news about Jesus, but God and a plan for Paul to share the gospel with Gentiles, no matter what troubles he faced. Many believed in Jesus. The church grew and the gospel spread so that people all over the world could be saved from their sin by trusting in Jesus. 

 

April 25

The Church Divided

Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 1-6

Story Point: The gospel unites all kinds of people in love.

Key Passage: Matthew 28:19-20

Big Picture Question: What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul told the believers in the Corinthian church to come together because of the gospel. He reminded them that Jesus saves sinners. Because of Jesus and what He has done, believers can humbly come together as one body

 

May 2

Letters to Church Leaders

Bible Passage: 1-2 Timothy and Titus

Story Point: Paul told church leaders to trust and obey Go

Key Passage: Matthew 28:19-20

Big Picture Question: What is our mission as Christians? Our mission is to make disciples of all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul wrote to guide Timothy and Titus and to help all church leaders know how to lead God’s people. Church leaders help believers know what is true, and they serve the church by following the example of Jesus, who served us by dying on the cross for our sins. 

 

May 9

The Jerusalem Council

Bible Passage: Acts 15

Story Point: Salvation comes only through Jesus.

Key Passage: Acts 4:12

Big Picture Question: What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus. 

The church leaders met in Jerusalem to answer tough questions: Can a person be saved by faith alone or is something more needed? The early church agreed that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection He alone is all we need to be saved. 

 

May 16

Paul’s Second Journey

Bible Passage: Acts 15-18

Story Point: Paul and Silas planted new churches

Key Passage: Acts 4:12

Big Picture Question: What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

Lydia, the jailer, and many others were saved because they heard the gospel and believed in Jesus. Paul and Silas preached the same message to all people, no matter who they were: “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”

 

May 23

No  Other Gospel

Bible Passage: Galatians 1-3

Story Point: Believers are saved and grow in godliness by faith in Jesus

Key Passage: Acts 4:12

Big Picture Question: What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

All of salvation- from first trusting Jesus to faithful obedience- is God’s gift to us through Jesus. The Holy Spirit changes our minds and hearts so that we want to obey God, and He gives us power to obey. Our righteousness does not come through faith in ourselves, but through faith in Jesus.

 

May 30

Paul Gave Hope

Bible Passage: 1-2 Thessalonians

Story Point: Paul told the church to stand firm as we wait for Jesus’ return.

Key Passage: Acts 4:12

Big Picture Question: What is the Bible about? The Bible is the story of God’s plan to save people through Jesus.

The Prophets in the Old Testament told about the Day of the Lord, a day when God would come to judge the world and save His people. Paul said that in the future, on the Day of the Lord, Jesus will return for His people and judge the wicked. Believers live with hope, knowing that Jesus will come again. 

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