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Jesus Leads the Community

January 2020

This month we will be hearing stories about Jesus and his ministry. We will begin with his baptism, a ritual Christians still participate in. During Jesus' baptism, a voice from heaven declared that Jesus is God's Son and that Jesus made God very happy. This launched Jesus into his ministry and in the next story we hear Jesus declare what he intends to do in our world: preach good news to the poor, release prisoners, give sight to the blind, liberate the oppressed, and proclaim the year of Jubilee. After this, Jesus begins calling followers. He teaches them and then send them off two by two to also share the good news of God's love for all people - we hear about this in our final story this month. We can look to Jesus as his followers today and continue to share the good news.

 

Week 1

 Bible Story:

Jesus is Baptized

Mark 1:9-11

Bible Story Focus:

We are all God's children and we make God happy.

Wonder Together:

Have you ever seen a baptism?

Week 2

 Bible Story:

Jesus Brings Good News

Luke 4:14-30

Bible Story Focus.

Jesus' ministry, his job, was to love all people. We can do that, too.

Wonder Together:

When have you shared good news?

Week 3

 Bible Story:

Jesus Calls Levi

Luke 5:27-32

 Bible Story Focus:

Just as Jesus invited Levi to follow him, Jesus also invites us to follow him.

 Wonder Together:

How are you called to follow Jesus?

 

Week 4

 Bible Story:

Jesus Sends the Disciples

Mark 6:7-13

Bible Story Focus:

As followers of Jesus, we are called to share the good news of God's love with others just as the disciples did.

Wonder Together:

How do you work together?

Memory Verse:

So they went out and proclaimed that people should change their hearts and lives.

Mark 6:12

Pray Together:

Dear God, thank you for the example of Jesus. Help us follow him in all we do. Amen.

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