Week 4: The Temptation of Jesus

“The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.” Mark 1:12-13 Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13 After you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you might expect life to get a lot easier. But […]

Week 3: The Baptism of Jesus

“After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.’” Matthew 3:16-17 Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, John 1:29-34 Have […]

Week 2: Jesus Growing Up

“He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly.” Luke 1:17 Luke 1:41; Matthew 3:1-13; […]

Week 1: Jesus Presented in the Temple/Jesus as a Boy in the Temple

“And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.” Luke 2:40 Luke 2:21-52 Have you ever been to a baby dedication ceremony? Maybe you were even dedicated as a child? In this longstanding Christian tradition, parents take their child (often to church) to be […]