“You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” (Isaiah 62:2).Isaiah 61:1-3, 8-11; 62:2-5. Sunday School Lesson for April 26, 2020


According to Luke 4:18-20 Jesus announced that He was the fulfillment of Isaiah 61:1-3 on the sabbath in the Synagogue at Nazareth.  The above picture representing this event is from www.LumoProject.com. The Lumo Project permits usage for non-commercial educational purposes.

Please find a video exposition of the Sunday school lesson for April 26, 2020 by clicking here. I’ve entitled this lesson, “You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow” (Isaiah 62:2). The chosen passage comes from Isaiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a. I have added Isaiah 61:1-3 as a foundation and expanded 62:2-4a to 62:2-5 for completeness. I hope you find this exposition a blessing.

Thomas’ Story: “Be Not Faithless, but Believing.” A Meditation on John 20:19-31.

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Last week we explored Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene as recorded in John 20:1-18. I hope you enjoy this second meditation on Jesus’ resurrection appearances in John’s Gospel. Today’s Scripture, John 20:19-31, records Jesus’ appearance to the disciples and to Thomas. Thomas’ transformation from doubt to faith underscores the validity of the Apostles’ witness to the risen Christ. We are invited to imitate Thomas by confessing Jesus as “My Lord and my God.” Click here to access this meditation.

“Now Mary stood outside the tomb, crying.” A Story of Transformed Expectations. John 20:1-18


The account of Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the risen Christ in John 20:1-18 is one of the most beautiful and moving accounts in Scripture. If you would like to watch a ten-minute Easter meditation on this passage please click here.

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He is Risen! Sunday School, Easter 2020 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-14, 20-23, 42-45

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Friends, I greet you this Easter Morning with, “HE IS RISEN!” I can almost hear you answer, “HE IS RISEN, INDEED!” Please click HERE for a fifteen-minute video of the Sunday School lesson for Easter, April 12, 2020, from 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-14, 20-23, and 42-45. God bless you and thanks for watching this video.

Isaiah 42:1-9. God’s Just Servant. Sunday School lesson for April 5, 2020

Hi, again, everybody. Here is a recording of the lesson for Sunday, April 5, 2020. In preparation for Holy Week we look at God’s faithful suffering Servant in Isaiah. I pray that you will find this lesson a blessing. In Christ’s love, Gary

Preparing for Easter by Following the Path to the Cross. Part 4: “He Saved Others, but He Cannot Save Himself.” Mark 15:1-47

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Here is Part 4, the concluding section of “Preparing for Easter by following the Path to the Cross.” Part 4 is entitle “He saved others, but He cannot save Himself” and covers Mark 15:1-47. This part is in two eight-minute videos (Part A and Part B). Please click here for Part A and here for Part B. God bless.