Lesson Plans That Work: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Lesson Plans That Work: Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 19, 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: The Spirit of Truth Within Us
Scripture: John 14:15-21

If we love him, we will keep the commandments. And what are they? Rules to catch us in our slip-ups? No, much more uncomplicated than that. How very interesting that all the commandments can be kept using one channel: love. As we step into that channel of love, we receive God’s love and so become capable of loving. And we notice that we are not alone.

Acts of the Apostles: We Are God’s Offspring
Scripture: Acts 17: 22-31

In this reading, Paul tells the Athenians that we are all God’s offspring. Paul struggles with the Athenians because they worship idols and he informs them that God wants them to only worship God. Paul also tells the people that God sent his Son Jesus Christ out of patience for human ignorance.

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