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Monsoon: Week 2 Study

BIG IDEA While we all prefer perfect weather with no storms in our lives, monsoons of suffering are going to happen. This world is broken. This becomes most obvious to us when we face our own times of suffering. When this happens, the question is: how do we respond? How do we suffer well? We...

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Monsoon: Week 1 Study

BIG IDEA When I was on a class trip in high school, two of my friends were very bored. To entertain themselves, they decided to see how many rocks they could put in people's backpacks. I watched very carefully to make sure they did not put any rocks in my backpack, but when I was not looking...

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Stages of the Cross: Easter Sunday

BIG IDEA This week, as Stages of The Cross comes to an end, we are talking about the whole reason why we celebrate Easter, Jesus' resurrection from the dead. As we study about the resurrection of Jesus, we are going to see that because Jesus rose from the dead, we have hope. We have hope...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 6 Study

BIG IDEA As Jesus was dying on the cross, He said the words, "My God, My God, why have You abandoned me?" (Matthew 25:46). In this moment, Jesus expressed feeling a sense of loneliness that came with feeling distant from God the Father because He was taking on the sins of the world. Despite the...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 5 Study

BIG IDEA As Jesus was dying a criminal's death on the cross, He looked at his mother, Mary. "Dear woman," He said, "here is your son," referring to the disciple John (John 19:26). Next, He looked at John and said: "Here is your mother" (John 19:27). From that moment, John took Mary in as His...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 4 Study

BIG IDEA When Jesus was crucified, He was nailed on a cross between two criminals. One of these criminals, observing what was happening, expressed faith in Jesus as the Son of God. As Jesus was dying, this criminal said to Him, "remember me" (Luke 23:42). Jesus responded by saying, "Today you...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 3 Study

BIG IDEA As Jesus was dying an agonizing death on a cross, the Bible records seven statements He made before He died. One of these statements is found in Luke 23:34, where Jesus prayed for the people who had just nailed Him to the cross. "Father forgive them," He prayed, "for they don't know...

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Is God Able: Week 1 Study

BIG IDEA Do you believe that God is able? Do you believe that He is able to work in powerful ways in the lives of people? Better yet, do you believe that He is able to work in your own life? In our study this week, we are going to be reminded that God is, indeed, able. He is able to work in our...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 2 Study

BIG IDEA Do you remember your first day of school? For some of us, it was terrifying! Venturing into the unknown, learning a new schedule, and making new friends was not going to be easy. Think about Jesus, who came down into the earth to pay the very high price for our sins. Despite the...

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Stages of the Cross: Week 1 Study

BIG IDEA Every day, we make intentional decisions. We decide to eat healthy so that we feel better. We leave our homes early for work so that we can arrive on time. We watch football or the latest television show so that we have something to talk about with our friends. We are entering a sermon...

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