Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Remember when...

To me, Paul wanted to encourage the church at Thessalonica, so he wrote them a letter reminding them of their salvation. As you teach the lesson, “When You Started Out,” make the point of how important it is to encourage others. Then show this picture.

Ask members to say what they think the player on the left is saying to encourage the player on the right (presumably a pitcher). Listen for use of the word “remember”, and if no one uses it, then offer your own version by saying something like, “Hey! Remember when you struck out this same guy in the title game last year? You can do it again! Throw some heat up there. I know you can do it!”. Stirring the memory of their salvation is what Paul did to encourage the Thessalonians.

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