READ Ezra 3:1-13 or Story 76 in The Gospel Story Bible
ASK: What are the people trying to do? They are trying to rebuild the temple. What part of the temple did they finish? They finished the foundation.
ASK: What did they do when the foundation was laid? They shouted and praised God, but some were sad because the old temple was more beautiful. They were sad it was gone.
Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in the book, Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, pages 382-386
This week’s North Star catechism question is…
66. Why do we baptize in the name of the Father? Because the church is God’s family. We are God’s adopted children. We care for one another like brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:16–The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.