Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Go Fish

Today was Luke 5-6. We started with the tale of Simon (called Peter) and his boats. In verse 10, the fishing expedition is explained, "Fear Not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men."

So then we gathered around the little 2'x2' table I use as a desk, and the six of us played Go Fish (black 5 to black five, red King to Red King, etc). A-5, a blessing out of chapter 6 (sermon on the mount) that will help you find men for The Lord, 6-10, a warning of the type of people you should avoid becoming (the "woe" verses), J-K and the Jokers, a parable or analogy from Christ that will help you teach or support the people you will encounter (near the end of 6). And we discussed what they meant.

And then I sent them out to be fishers of men to find those searching for his truth.

Sometimes they are hard to read, but sometimes they will surprise you with an almost involuntary, "this is fun!"

It was. I could have played for much longer.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Daylight Savings is weird

My second time teaching the crucifixion and resurrection (Mark). We started on Thursday by comparing Psalm 22 to the end of Mark 15--and the fact that Mark does it backwards in order to make us realize that Christ is joining with us to save us. Then today we filled out the physical map of it all, starting in Mark 14, all the way to Mark 16.

The weirdest part had to be going outside after, and there was light. I've gotten so used to living in the dark ever since we've started, that watching the sunlight filter over everything felt so out of place. But it reminded me that the sun always rises, and we will know when he comes again.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Great Covers

I've been enjoying some fantastic covers lately. Enjoy. . .

A quick seminary check in

October went a little crazy. Seminary is still going well. Our lesson this week on sacrifice was probably one of my favorites.

Specifically done around the Widow's mite (Mark 12:41-44), we made lists. Take a minute and think about it--not just in a vague way, but seriously.

Write a list of five:
1. Things you love
2. Things you want
3. Things you'd take with you to a deserted island
4. Things you've worked hard for
5. Things you would sacrifice for a family member
6. Things you would sacrifice for the Gospel/Christ

Then we shared one from each. It actually was one of my favorite lessons from the last few weeks--and we really got to know each other better, while realizing the depth of the Widow's sacrifice.

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