Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1000th blog entry

The lesson, “How to Sail Through Life,” is based on James 3:1-18. James uses the illustrations of bridles and rudders to make the point that small things exert great power.

If you Google (or Bing) the phrase “smallest and most powerful” you see lots of things that make that claim. As a teaching suggestion (to help keep the lesson interesting), make a list of your Top 10 “smallest and most powerful” things, and put the tongue as #1.

P.S. Thought I'd mention that this is my 1000th blog entry after beginning in May, 2005. God is good. According to statcounter.com, the site averages 1, 446 returning visitors each month. The PPT slides are downloaded well over a 100 times each week that I post them. I believe all of us teachers want to do a good job on Sunday morning. We just need all the help we can get! May the good Lord continue to use us! Thanks for stopping by. RW


David Parker said...

I have an illustration I saw many years ago and I think it is perfect for this lesson.

Hold a contest with two people from the class. Ask them to squeeze toothpaste from a tube of toothpaste - see who can get it all out first. Then for the second half of the contest ask, "Who can be the first to get the toothpaste back into the tube?"

That is the way it is with talking about others it is easy to get it out, but hard to get back in.

servingHim said...

Thanks David for the good suggestion. Should make for some fun!

In the 70's we attended a large Baptist church in Arlington, which had a tall steeple. To illustrate your point, the Pastor suggested throwing a handful of confetti from the steeple top, and noted the impossibility of collecting all the pieces on the ground.

cdub said...

Congrats on hitting the 1000th post mile mark. I know you spend many many hours in study/preparation for teaching and blogging; The lifeway teaching community is blessed to have this resource!