Man, it's been crazy. But we are SO GLAD to be having NYM tonight!
Our plan is to teach the content we scheduled for last week. The Parent Cue from last week will be reproduced below for your convenience.
Also, just to mix things up, we're going to be having Soda Floats! Whether you're a Root Beer or Orange Soda person.. we got you covered.
We've been missing hanging out with your students.. so we gotta have a little party to celebrate getting back into this thing!
Remember, next week we will be starting our series about sex and sexuality, so be prepared for some different-than-normal discussions. We'll be rolling out some resources we really think will be helpful, so keep your eyes peeled!
We're Teaching This:
This week at NYM, we're in our second-to-last week in Continuum.
The entrance of Jesus onto the scene of the Bible can seem random...He's not the King everyone was expecting, He's born into a regular family, and doesn't seem to have any political aspirations... what's the deal?! Was this the plan?!
Going back to the beginning, we're going to show that, indeed, Jesus was always the plan. Way back when the problem started in Genesis 3, God predicted that He would crush evil, but it would come at great personal cost (Genesis 3:15). So all throughout history, things have been pointing to the moment when God would solve the problem of sin, and be gravely injured in the process.
So then Jesus comes and dies and heaven and earth hold their breath... wondering if the plan could've been thwarted by evil... AND THEN HE COMES BACK TO LIFE! Proving that he was always the plan, and the plan worked.
Jesus is our payment-maker and our punishment-taker. Our decision this week is to TRUST HIM.. or if we already have, then to DAILY JOIN HIS STORY by living His way.
Bottom Line: Jesus was always the plan, and the plan worked!
- What was the bottom line tonight?
- Had you ever realized how far back God planned to send Jesus?
- If Jesus took our punishment.. what do you think we should do in return?
- Why do you think it's so important to the story that Jesus came back to life? (Possible answer: if He hadn't come back to life, all of His claims could've been bogus!)
- How could you join in God's story this week?