- Link to all the readings for this Sunday:
- Jesus Sends Out the Disciples – Kid-style
Commentaries & Study Tools
*(In calling the disciples, Jesus prepares them and asks them to take up their crosses to follow Him. How will we answer that call?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kvFtXphmMU (Celtic praise)
*(this podcast also includes lots of resources, including Bible Study and questions, ideas from Pinterest to engage, etc.). Go to link and find the date for the Sunday you wish to study. Click that and you’re golden!
*(this podcast also includes additional resources, such as the additional lectionary readings and commentaries for each reading.
Activities for Adults & Couples
*in numerous ways and with various imagery, Christ is encouraging his disciples to put Him first in their lives in order to follow him. A half hour of television reveals a truth about how often we treat other things as gods. This activity will bring you a new awareness that will hopefully help you put God first more often.
Activities for Young Adults
*Tweaking this activity: In doing this activity, use this week’s texts as your guide with the focus being on growing towards making God and God’s Kingdom your priority.
Activities for Teens
*(In preparing and sending His disciples, Jesus tells them that there WILL be bad days. In these passages He encourages them to put Him/God first in their lives to help them get through those bad days. Use this activity to help you focus on God on your bad days.
*(Try this activity to focus on Christ as our hope there are challenges in life. Jesus tells us there will be challenges and to focus on Him when we have them).
Activities for Young Families
*(Use this activity to explore when family members feel discouraged or hopeless and to look to Jesus as Hope).
*(If you are able to watch Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, it could be a great segue into the above activity, as well. The trailer is above. It is rated PG and has a running time of 1h, 42m).
*(Worshiping at home with your children & family).
*(Thoughts on these texts, especially the Matthew text, when worshiping with children).
*(interactive devotional – for all ages – written by young people).
https://www.thethoughtfulchristian.com/Content/Site115/Basics/59264TheseDaysJ_00000030786.pdf*(Daily devotions for the month of June)