Lesson Plans That Work: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Lesson Plans That Work: Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2014
By: 
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: Who Will We Follow?
Scripture: John 10:1-10

For the next three Sundays, to help us prepare for Pentecost, we have flashback pre-resurrection passages of Scripture. Today Jesus tells us the story of the Good Shepherd. In the story, instead of looking at ourselves as the sheep where we may be tempted to whine, what if we look at the qualities of an authentic leader? What implications can we find for ourselves?

Acts of the Apostles: Generosity and Peace
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

In this reading, early Christians functioned as a family and they held things in common. When one person needed something another person sold their property to help them. The church gained new members daily. Early Christians showed great love and concern for one another. Christians were dedicated to learning from the apostles and ate, prayed, and worshipped together.

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