Lesson Plans That Work: Third Sunday of Easter

Lesson Plans That Work: Third Sunday of Easter

April 28, 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: Known in the Breaking of the Bread
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

The master teacher walks with the two dejected disciples. He listens. He asks leading questions. He waits for the teachable moment to offer information. And it is in the breaking of the bread that they realize who it is that has come among them.

Acts of the Apostles: Promise
Scripture: Acts 2:14a, 36-41

In this reading, Peter tells the crowd that they are responsible for the death of Jesus. Peter also tells the crowd that if they repent and are baptized in Jesus’ name they will be forgiven. Many of these people believe Peter so they repent and are then baptized in the name of Jesus. This results in the beginning of the church, now known as Pentecost. The season of Pentecost follows the season of Easter. These people followed Jesus Christ and admired Peter because he promised that God would save them if they repented. Establishing the Christian church was not easy and Peter and his followers took many risks by speaking up and telling others about the many great things that God and Jesus Christ had in store for them.

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