Monday, May 18, 2009

Hope: A Path to Fulfillment, Micah 5:2-5

As I began preparing to teach this week’s lesson, “Hope: A Path to Fulfillment”, I wondered what the Lifeway editors had in mind by using the word “fulfillment.” For example, what if it was simply omitted and the lesson title was “Hope: The Path”? Does that state the subject of the lesson more clearly? As Bible teachers, we want to be clear, not just interesting and relevant.

Mark Rathel’s commentary re-titled the lesson, “Hope: a path to the future,” and he uses phrases such as “the path of hope,” which indicates to me his understanding that this is a lesson focused on hope, not fulfillment. He even coins the title, “Ruler of Hope” to put the focus on a Person.


Sheryl said...

I miss it when you don't put your powerpoint on the blog. That helps me better than anything else.

servingHim said...

Hi Sheryl,

I co-teach, so I don't prepare PPT slides every Sunday. I do post them the weeks when I teach. Hope that makes sense!

Maybe someone else who teaches would be interested in posting their slides?