Monday, October 21, 2019

Does John Use Parables? Introduction to John’s Figures of Speech

John’s Gospel, the last to be written (between 90 and 100 a.d.), is often called a spiritual Gospel, and the author has been called a theologian by John Chrysostom and other Fathers of the Church.

A Lamp for My Feet — a visual memorization exercise

JUDITH COSTELLO Have you ever walked down a dark hallway at night? In the darkness, we may stumble and fall. That’s why God offers us...

Promises Fulfilled

The Story of Abraham Holds Promise For Us LYNN WEHNER Abraham was a just man who trusted in God’s promises. And it is God’s threefold promise...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: “You shall be my witnesses …”

LYNN WEHNER The Acts of the Apostles begins with a promise: “In a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit” (Acts 1:5)....

Complete-A-Project Bible Search: On the Way to Emmaus

This Complete-A-Project Bible Search Activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together.

Yes You Can — Teach the Parables: Be Prepared

BY LYNN WEHNER “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.” (MATTHEW 13:35) In...

Times to turn to Scripture — a reference list for young Catholics

Many people turn to Scripture to interpret their lives, their feelings, and their world through God's Word. Use this list yourself as a reference, or...

Leading Young People Through Lectio Divina

JARED DEES The goal of lectio divina (“sacred reading”) is to encounter Christ when you read the Bible, not just to understand an idea. We...

Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Jesus Enters Jerusalem

You can use this Complete-A-Project Bible Search activity with learners across a broad age range. This Bible Search is based on Matthew 21:1-11, the Gospel at the blessing of the palms on Palm Sunday in Year A.

How to Read, Reflect On, and Pray the Parables

Storytelling has always and everywhere been the main way to teach religious truth. Primal religions communicated their beliefs and outlooks almost exclusively through anecdotes, myths, and fables.