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Unit 19, Session 6: Jesus Was Tempted

April 24, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, After Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness. Jesus fasted for 40 days, and He was hungry. There in the wilderness, the Devil, who is the agent of temptation and father of lies, appeared to Jesus. The Devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” If You are ... Keep Reading

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Dear Parents, God’s law for the people was plain. Read Deuteronomy 6:5. But God’s people, and all people, have broken the law. We have loved other things more than we love God. That is sin. Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth was to save us from our sin. (Matt. 1:21) Why did Jesus have to die? Why couldn’t He just say, &l... Keep Reading

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Unit 20, Session 1: Jesus' Triumphal Entry

April 10, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday—the day Jesus entered Jerusalem as the King of kings the week of Passover. Many of God’s people traveled to Jerusalem for Passover. Jesus and His disciples traveled to Jerusalem as well. Near Bethphage (BETH fayj) and Bethany near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples ahea... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 5: Jesus Was Baptized

April 3, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, Zechariah’s son, John, grew up in the wilderness. John’s ministry began when God’s word came to him, and he began preaching near the Jordan River. John worked to get the people ready for the coming of Jesus, fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy, “A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 4: Jesus at the Temple

March 27, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

Dear Parents, The Book of Luke records just two narratives about Jesus’ childhood: His dedication (Luke 2:21-40) and His time at the temple when He was 12 years old (Luke 2:41-52). Both stories set the stage for Jesus’ ministry on earth as an adult. Mary and Joseph were faithful Jews. They had dedicated the baby Jesus according to t... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 3: Jesus Was Born

March 22, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents, Do you think it was just by chance that Caesar Augustus called for a census? Did it just so happen that Mary and Joseph were traveling to Bethlehem—the very place the Messiah was prophesied to be born? (Micah 5:2) God is in control of all things, which He showed by using a pagan emperor to bring about His plan. After... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 2: Mary Praised God

March 13, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents, God’s people had not heard a clear message from God for hundreds of years. Then one day, Gabriel—an angel of the Lord—told a man that his wife, Elizabeth, was going to have a baby. The baby's name would be John. Then the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would have a baby, and her baby w... Keep Reading

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Unit 19, Session 1: From Abraham to Jesus

March 13, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents, The prophecies concerning Jesus’ birth are numerous, and many of them refer to Jesus’ lineage. Old Testament prophecies tell of the promised Messiah being born from the seed of a woman (Gen. 3:15); from the seed of Abraham (Gen. 22:18), Isaac (Gen. 21:12), and Jacob (Num. 24:17); from the tribe of Judah (Micah 5... Keep Reading

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Unit 18, Session 6: Malachi the Prophet

February 26, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents,      This week was our final week in the Old Testament as we looked at the Book of Malachi. After many years living as prisoners in Babylon, God’s people had returned to Judah. They had worked hard and overcome opposition to rebuild the temple and the walls around Jerusalem. Surely God would restore th... Keep Reading

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Unit 18, Session 5: Ezra Read the Law

February 19, 2017 | by: Jessica Wilson | 0 Comments

  Dear Parents,      Ezra traveled to Jerusalem with a purpose. God’s people had spent 70 years in exile, and they needed to be reminded how to live. As a scribe, Ezra was an expert on the law of Moses, and he had “determined in his heart to study the law of the Lord, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinanc... Keep Reading

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