Posts by Stephen Baxley

HABITS OF JESUS: Why Jesus Prayed

Dear parents, We started a new series called “Habits of Jesus,” and we began discussing how Jesus is the perfect example of how to live. Even Jesus had habits—things he did regularly. In this first lesson, we talked about Jesus’ habit of praying. Later in this series, students will also explore Jesus’ habits of giving, serving, and withdrawing. During this time most…

Love, Sex, and Integrity Lesson 2: Dating and Relationships

Dear parents, We’re continuing our “Love Life” series. In our first week we studied Jesus’ definition of love and saw how it contrasts with our common cultural understanding of that word. We also discovered that the Bible presents love as a sacrificial act, seen most clearly through Jesus’ death on the cross. This week we plunged into the topic of dating and…

Love, Sex, and Integrity: Lesson 1 Defining Love

Dear parents, We’ve launched a three-lesson series dealing with sex and dating. Each week students will explore different Scripture passages to help them understand God’s definition of love. In the first lesson, we defined love by gaining a biblical understanding of it. To do this, we read 1 John 3:16–4:21, an extended reflection on the love God offers us and calls us…

MIRACLES OF JESUS

Dear parents, Being a Christian isn’t always easy. Cultural bullying occurs when people speak up for and follow Jesus. So Christians can be hesitant about diving into our faith’s more spectacular components. Jesus’ miracles seem to fall into that category. Although Jesus regularly did tangible miracles that blew people’s minds, we often struggle to grasp…