Entries by sarahp

Can We Have Superpowers?

Over the past several decades, the superhero movie genre has grown into a box office juggernaut. Beginning with Christopher Reeve’s portrayal of Superman in 1978, audiences have flocked to movie theaters through the years to experience the adventures of characters such as Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, and Captain America. From the Avengers to the X-Men, […]

When Struggling is Okay

It’s no secret that our country loves superhero-themed movies. They are, time and time again, some of the highest grossing movies at the box office. These movies rake in billions of dollars world-wide time after time. Why do we have such a fascination with superhero stories? There are probably endless answers to this question, however, […]

Family Activity (4/22-23)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God loves good choices! The Fruit of the Spirit can help us make good choices and live the best kind of life! Scripture: As a family, read about the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, and spend time discussing the questions below. Family Discussion Questions: […]

People Don’t Come Back to Life

Belief in the resurrection of Jesus is essential to being saved from your sins. Theologian and Philosopher William Lane Craig writes, Most people are happy to agree that God exists; but in our pluralistic society it has become politically incorrect to claim that God has revealed himself decisively in Jesus. What justification can Christians offer, […]

God’s Plan

While Tuesday’s verse from Isaiah and Wednesday’s verse from the Psalms are ancient prophecies indeed, this one is the oldest by far! In this, the account of the fall, the first glimmer of the coming Messiah is given. Now, I have read this before, and quite honestly, I thought they got the reference wrong! Where […]

Predicted Betrayal?

While David wrote Psalm 22 about 1,000 years before Jesus was crucified, it sure seemed as though he was there. “My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me.” Judas directed possibly hundreds, maybe even a thousand Roman soldiers to Jesus and his disciples in the Garden of […]

I Am Not a Sheep

5But he was pierced for our rebellion,   crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole.   He was whipped so we could be healed. 6All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.   We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him   the sins of us all. […]

Easter is Never Over

He is risen. On Easter Sunday, we saw those three words all over social media, and we heard the phrase frequently in conversation. Not only did these words permeate our world, but also these: You Matter. It’s such a simple phrase, but also one we neglect to use. Those two words, whether seen on a […]

Easter: Weekly Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for the printable weekly Bible study. Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.