YEAH! Church - Sunday, March 21, 2021
"Easter—the Greatest Event in History!" – During Jesus’ years of ministry, he proved he was God’s promised Rescuer by performing miracles—feeding huge crowds, controlling the weather, and healing all kinds of illnesses. But some people, especially the religious leaders, simply refused to believe.
Today’s Lesson - “Enemies of Jesus”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4qZ2KSbdxI (Saddleback – Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind)
John 9 – In today’s story, Jesus and his disciples saw a man who was begging for money; he had been born blind and so couldn’t work. The disciples assumed that the man had been born blind as a punishment for disobeying God, but Jesus said, ‘No.’ He had been born blind so that God could do something amazing through him; Jesus was going to do a miracle for this man to further prove that he was really God’s son.
He made mud, covered the man’s eyes and told him to go wash. After he did, he could miraculously see! Just think, this man who had never been able to see, now could. He was so happy! Everyone was amazed and they took him to the Pharisees, because they just couldn’t explain what had happened.
The man told the Pharisees exactly what Jesus had done, but they refused to believe. Many of the Pharisees were jealous of Jesus and simply wouldn’t accept that he was the Messiah that God had promised would come. And because Jesus healed on the Sabbath, which they thought was against God’s law, they called Jesus a sinner. Imagine…calling God a sinner! The Pharisees chose to see Jesus as their enemy rather than believing the miracles he did and the things that he taught.
• Jesus performed many miracles. What exactly is a miracle and why did Jesus perform them?
• Jesus and his disciples met a man who had been born blind. Why did Jesus say this had happened?
• The man was super happy when he could see. Why did the people take him to the Pharisees?
• The Pharisees simply refused to believe that Jesus had performed a miracle. Why would someone choose to reject something that is true?
Could you learn these nine verses over the next three weeks?
John 15:9-17 - “9 I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 17 This is my command: Love each other.”
Prayer - Thank you, God, for proving that Jesus was who he said he was. Thank you for helping this man who had been born blind. Thank you that we can believe that Jesus is our Rescuer!
~ Pastor Jane
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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