And so is The Tree of Life, the newest collection of sermons, adult and youth Bible studies, and children’s curriculum for your congregation.
John tells us, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they might have the right to the tree of life” (Revelation 22:14 ESV). Through Baptism, you have put on the pure white robes of Christ. This means you and the other sons and daughters of God in your congregation have the tree of life as your joyful inheritance. Why not work together to learn more about God’s gifts and plans for you? The Tree of Life kits have something for everyone in the congregation, from elders to pastors to kids!
The Tree of Life curriculum shows that the entirety of Scripture was written to show God’s work for you! Through every branch, and every verse, you’ll see your salvation spelled out in the work of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Your story starts in Genesis, with the creation of Adam and Eve. Learn what it means to be made in God’s image and how even in the Book of Genesis God promised that His Son would save us.
Through Abraham, God chose His holy people. Today, you become part of God’s kingdom through the sacrifice of Christ, His Son, and Baptism in God’s name.
God spared the Israelites on account of the blood of their lambs on their doorframes during the Passover. In the same way, He spares you on account of the sacrifice of Christ, the Lamb of God, upon the cross.
David faced a terrible foe in the giant Goliath, but with God’s help he won a victory for Israel. For you, Christ faced an even greater foe, death, and became victorious for all mankind in His resurrection.
Daniel could not have survived the fierce lions in the den without the work of the angel of the Lord. You were born trapped with sin in the same way, but Christ binds all sins to Himself and makes atonement for them.
God said He was well pleased with Christ, His Son, during the Baptism at Jordan. As you put on Christ and become a child of God through Baptism, you also become pleasing to God!
In His life, Christ faced many temptations, but He was unwavering in His mission of salvation. You, too, will be tempted, but through the gift of faith you receive God’s kingdom of heaven.
The repentant thief on the cross begged Christ to remember him, and Christ promises to do so. You faithfully pray the same, and Christ remembers and saves you in His death and resurrection.
In His death, Christ satisfied the Law, and He did not remain in the tomb. Through this you no longer need to fear death, because you have received the hope and promise of resurrection.
Christ has won heaven for you, and He will raise you again in glory on the Last Day. Then, you will eat of the tree of life restored and enjoy eternal life with God.
For your whole church, this kit includes samples of The Tree of Life books and digital access to a variety of additional materials.
The Tree of Life has been designed with flexibility in mind, all to support your congregation’s needs. With a sermon series, Bible study, Sunday School curriculum, and VBS program, you have up to three months of material!
The Tree of Life includes a ten-week sermon series that walks through the story of salvation from creation to our resurrection on the Last Day. Because of this scope, the series is a perfect fit for all audiences. For those who have grown up with these Bible stories, the sermons will deepen their understanding of familiar narratives. For anyone new to the church, the series will introduce them to some of the central events of our Christian faith.
This is a great fit for pastors! The sermons conveniently pair with the Bible study and Sunday School curriculum included in The Tree of Life. Best of all, it can be used at any point of the year, filling in between liturgical seasons or other congregational series.
VBS is a summer highlight, and The Tree of Life delivers! Featuring five of the ten lessons of the children’s curriculum, the VBS program will help you dig even deeper into each Bible account. Supplementing these lessons, the usual array of site-rotation activities, songs, and suggested snacks will keep the kids engaged, while leaders will appreciate the planning pages, devotional openings, and extenders included for each lesson.
Parallel to the sermon series and Bible studies, the lessons of The Tree of Life’s children’s curriculum form a ten-week walk through the whole Bible. You’ll easily prepare lessons with the included resources and guides, and kids will enjoy making connections between their classes and the sermons they hear. Whether used alongside the sermon series or as a stand-alone summer Sunday School program, The Tree of Life will be a hit at your congregation.
Tight on time? The Tree of Life can even be adapted into a single-day congregational event featuring any one of the congregational kit’s ten lessons or tackling the whole salvation account within. Use this as an introduction to the series to gauge interest or as a finale event after completing the series. Then provide attendees with the family kit so that they can continue their learning at home!