Monday, February 09, 2009

You can stay calm, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

If you have ever had a flight canceled due to weather delays, lost your luggage, or had a lost reservation at a hotel, you might begin to understand the emotions experienced by the Christians Paul wrote to in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, the focal passage for this week’s lesson, “You can stay calm”. I say this because in these modern situations, travelers are frequently given wrong information that’s upsetting, or troubling. All experienced travelers in your class have been in these situations and may be willing to share a story or two to use in introducing the lesson.

If not pertaining to travel, other situations when erroneous data is conveyed include wrong medical diagnosis, shipping information on an important package, or misleading financial advice (here there is always a promised messiah who can fix any problem). Search News on Google and you’ll find a story to use in opening the lesson.

Aside from these ideas, I also thought of looking at the situation in Thessalonica from Paul’s perspective. He probably thought of Murphy’s Law :).

1 comment:

Provident 360 said...

Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD: for the LORD will be with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17