fifty-six Parent’s Guide for April 1-7, 2017

ALL ACCESS

LESSON 1

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Bible

Hebrews 10:19-22 (NLT)

And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

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Bottom Line

BECAUSE OF JESUS, YOU HAVE ALL ACCESS TO GOD.


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Focus of Teaching for This Series

Have you ever been to a concert? Maybe you had tickets for great seats. Maybe you were in the nosebleeds. Either way, you probably noticed that everyone had the same goal in mind, to get as close as possible. There’s just something about being near the band or near the artist that makes a great concert even more fun. But there’s a limit, right? No matter how good your tickets are, you can only get so close. There’s a velvet rope you can’t cross, a hall you can’t walk down, or a security guard you can’t stroll right past because those areas are reserved for certain people . . . special people— people with an all-access pass. Maybe you’ve felt the same way when it comes to God. Sure, you come to church and sing songs or listen, but there’s a limit to how close you can get. It’s almost like there’s a velvet rope around certain parts of our faith that tells us those parts are restricted to special people, to church-staff people, or to super-spiritual people. But what if that’s never what God intended? In this series we’ll explore what the Resurrection of Jesus really meant—for real people like us. And, we’ll discover that, because of Easter, we have an all-access pass to Him and to the life He has for us.

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Key Question

Since you have all access to God, what are you going to do about it?

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Social Media

You will see us posting these images and others like it to connect the weekend teaching with the everyday life of preteen students. Feel free to post this on your own social media accounts and tag us with @mpccfiftysix or just use it to text or email to your own child(ren).


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Teaching Summary

“Will you tell Katie I’ll talk to her again when she apologizes?” “Will you tell Brian he’s not my friend anymore?” We’ve all been involved in these kinds of exchanges, and we probably all agree they’re the worst. Separation between friends is uncomfortable and lonely. It can make us feel like outsiders. In this series, we’ll talk about how Jesus’ death and resurrection removed our need for a middleman to intervene between God and us—and, instead, gave us an all-access pass to Him. Because of Jesus, we’re all in. Because of Jesus, we have all access to God.

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