Ordinary Time: July 8th

GP I: Jesus Heals Lazarus

Summary: Today’s story comes from Luke 10 and John 11. It is a miracle story in which Jesus resurrects his friend, Lazarus. This story draws attention to the gift of life that Jesus gives…regardless of time. Jesus is never too late. This story also draws attention to Jesus’ grief. He, too, was sad to see his friend face death even though he knew Lazarus would have life again. What a mysterious Scripture this is! I WONDER what is it telling us?

I Wonder… : why Jesus waited so long to heal Lazarus? why Jesus was crying? what it would be like to be dead and come back to life? what you think is most amazing about this story?

Memory Verse: I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7

*We are learning all of Psalm 16 over the next 10 weeks. We’ll add in one verse a week to cover them all!

Godly Play II and III: New City Catechism

Question 11

What does God require in the sixth, seventh and eighth commandments? Sixth, that we do not hurt or hate our neighbor. Seventh, that we live purely and faithfully. Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else.


For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Romans 13:9


Question 12

What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone.

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. James 2:8

Mealtime Conversation Questions

1. I wonder what it means to covet?

2. I wonder what it is like when someone hates his/ her neighbor?

3. I wonder why God keeps telling us to love others?

4. Review the 10 Commandments using Will’s hand signals this week! Can you remember them all?

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