Back to the Basics


Parent’s Corner- March 31, 2029

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  John 11:25-26

This week is Spring break in my house, and we are enjoying a “staycation” of sorts.  We aren’t doing anything really remarkable.  We are purposefully making things pretty simple.  We are enjoying each other.  We are enjoying the simplicity of our schedule, and we are enjoying the basic elements of our life together. . . cooking together, going outside, getting some necessary chores done, and catching up on a few things we have wanted to do.  You might say, we are “getting back to the basics.” 

We are entering the season of the church calendar when we focus our attention on the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross.  We consider our own sinful nature, we consider our need for forgiveness, and we embrace the gift freely given to us by God through the sacrifice of His Son.  If we were to “go back to the basics” of the Gospel, this would be it!  I pray for your children what I pray for my own. . . that they would recognize their need for a Savior, that they would embrace Jesus as God’s gracious gift to them.

May you find joy in your parenting this week!

This Week in Sunday School. . .

2/3s- Peter in Prison

Scripture- Acts 12:1-19

Lesson Truth- Jesus listens when we pray for others

Aims for the Children- to do at least one of the following during this lesson:

1.     Tell what Peter’s friends were doing while he was in prison

2.     Tell who answered their prayers

3.     Act out Peter’s escape

4.     Tell who took care of Peter in prison

5.     Suggest some people for whom they can pray


4s-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th- The Son of Man Anticipates His Death

Scripture- Luke 22:7-20, 39-46
Principle- J
esus is the sacrificial Lamb of God.
Ask Your Child- What is the significance and symbolism of the Passover?

Apply- By thanking God for sending His Son to be the perfect sacrifice for sin.

This Week- As a family, read Luke 22:7–20, 39–46.
Next Week- Luke 22:47–53; 23:26–49


Children’s Church- The Holy Spirit Arrives

Scripture- Acts 2:1-47

Lesson Goal- The children will repent and place their faith in Christ and thus receive the promise of the Holy Spirit.

Bible Truths-

1.     The Holy Spirit came on the day called Pentecost.

2.     The apostles spoke in different languages.

3.     Peter gave the gospel and many people were saved.

Key Verse- “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many of the Lord our God will call.”  Acts 2:38-39