Week 51 Application |
Killing Time

Located off the northern shore of Norway, the island village of Sommaroy attracts visitors to its white sand beaches and picturesque scenery. It barely occupies a dot on the map, but approximately 350 residents call Sommaroy home, and tourism and fishing drive its economy. The island is so far north that the months of November […]


Week 51
Study Questions

Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson. 1. Have you ever been driving at night when your headlights went out or walking in the dark when your flashlight quit working? How did you feel and how did you respond? 2. Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child? […]

Week 51 Study |
Light Has Dawned

People speak unscientifically about sunrise—technically the sun does not rise. But the sun does “rise” at first very incrementally. Then, almost before it can be observed totally, the sun is “up” and light floods the landscape. Maybe Isaiah thought about a sunrise as he predicted the coming of the Messiah in our text today.  Predictive […]

Week 51 Character |
Who Is Jesus?

Have you ever thought about why there’s so much glitter at Christmas? Why the thousands of watts of lights?  Little children color rainbows with as many crayons as they have in their box to approximate the innumerable colors they see in the sky (of course there are far more than seven.) At Christmastime we who […]