Lesson Plans That Work: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Lesson Plans That Work: Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 12, 2014
Shannon Kelly

lptwWe are currently in Easter, Year A. For the Easter Season, readings from the Acts of the Apostles take the place of Old Testament Readings.

Gospel Lesson: The Way, the Truth and the Light
Scripture: John 14:1-14

A house with many dwelling places, promises Jesus. Could it be that the way, the truth, and the light is in the richness of many dwelling places and not in conformity? How do we find the way to this place? Jesus tells us. He is the way.

Acts of the Apostles: Spirit and Courage
Scripture: Acts 7:55-60

In this reading, Stephen asserts to the Jewish Council that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God. The Jews do not take well to this assertion because they believe in only one God. Stephen is stoned to death and becomes the first Christian martyr. Like Jesus, before he dies Stephen commends his Spirit to God and asks God to forgive those who murder him.

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