Tuesday, December 22, 2009

They just don't get it!

In Mark 4, Jesus began to speak to them in parables. Why? He wanted to challenge the people and the religious leaders to start thinking about what he was saying and not just seeing him as a prophet, or teacher who could perform miracles.

To teach Step 2 of the lesson “Is God Still Working in the World?” you might first present the idea of the statement: “They just don’t get it!” Find and discuss a news article using Google search that mentions “they don’t get it” such as the quote from the article: “Baltimore TV stations cover the storm”:

“Some people simply won't heed words of caution, and they just don't get it unless they see pictures of what will happen to them if they jump in their cars and drive like fools. I am glad WJZ and the others did show lots of cars skidding out of control at such locations as 41st Street or Northern Parkway and Falls Road. I wonder how many accidents those images helped residents avoid.”

Using the "don't get it" idea help members think about why someone “doesn’t get it” by comparing 1 Corinthians 2:14 with 1 Corinthians 2:12-13.

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