Posts from May 2020

Kids Lessons for 5/31

Preschool Lesson: Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week: BIG IDEA: God gives me friends who help.BIBLE BASIS: Exodus 7:1–13 PRESCHOOL MEMORY VERSE: “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 TODDLER VERSION: “You are my friends” John 15:14 Preschool materials Elementary Lesson: “Who is Jesus?” It’s so important that our kids know the answer to that question beyond a surface level. For that reason, we’ll be answering that question over the…

Prayer Guide: May 31 – June 6

20 minutes with Jesus prayer guide MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2020 In His Word. Begin by carefully reading one chapter a day. While you’re reading, write down things that stand out to you, questions you may have, and what you think the passage means. Then look for a command to follow, a promise to proclaim, and a prayer to be prayed. Write them down, too . . . then obey, proclaim, and pray! In Prayer. Our prayer emphasis is three-fold: We’ll…

Kids Lessons for 5/24

Hello parents! We hope these lessons have been helpful for you and your kids as you seek to lead your family in a Jesus-first life! If there’s any way we can help in your at-home discipleship, let us know. We are here to serve you. Our Kids staff made these short videos for you in a series we’re calling, How to “Do Church” at Home.  They are simple ways how we lead our families on Sunday and throughout the week. Hopefully…

Daily Devo 5-22-20

An Article from the Gospel Coalition Oregon Churches statement of unity

Reopening Update 5-21-20

Dear Morning Star family, It has been said many times, but we can’t say it often enough: We miss you and love you very much. Our prayers for you continue to be fervent and consistent as we seek to lead you to pursue a Jesus-first life. As you can imagine, we’re getting lots of inquiries about our future plans. Pastor Scott shared about the framework for regathering in a recent service, and if you’d like to hear what he said,…

Pastor John’s Notes from Bible Study Roundtable

Roundtables: How to Study the Bible. Definition for Studying the Bible: The quest to discover the meaning that has been conveyed in a text. What are the benefits of studying the Bible?  2 Timothy 3:16-17: Teaching, training, correcting, rebuking. Psalm 1:1-3: You will be spiritually fed Jeremiah 15:16: There is great joy and delight Psalm 119:3-4,11: Guide to life, helps us not to sin. What are some barriers to studying the Bible?  Time Satan Habits Cultural The Bible requires action…

Prayer Guide: May 24-30

20 minutes with Jesus prayer guide In His Word. Begin by carefully reading one chapter a day. While you’re reading, write down things that stand out to you, questions you may have, and what you think the passage means. Then look for a command to follow, a promise to proclaim, and a prayer to be prayed. Write them down, too . . . then obey, proclaim, and pray! In Prayer. Our prayer emphasis is three-fold: We’ll pray for our church,…