Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I do not understand!

To teach Step 3 of the lesson, "How to Develop Your Faith", based on Mark 8:16-21, I think I'll use Proverbs 30:18-19.

18 "There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:

19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a maiden. Proverbs

I plan to discuss how Agur was open to admitting his lack of understanding in four areas--the physical mysteries of how such a large bird can fly, how a snake adheres and transverses smooth stone, or a heavy boat actually floats, and the relationship issues between men and women. Ask the class about their understanding of these four areas, which should make for some lively discussion!

Relate the discussion back to the issue of what is it about Jesus that the disciples did not understand? Key is for class members to acknowledge their need to admit what they don't understand. Only then can they be open to learning spiritual truth about Jesus.

4 comments:

Monty said...

Here is my preliminary cut at the January 10 lesson. I have not added some insights and comments, and nothing from servingHim yet.

How to Develop Your Faith

servingHim said...

Great work Monty. I like all the slides. Others will, too.

Slide 6: As a practical matter, Jesus traveled by boat to another location, so the Pharisees in Dalmanutha may not have even been aware of the feeding of the 4000.

Monty said...

I was in a lesson mode and ended up working more. I've updated the slides with several new ones. I also added a video. I'm not sure how PowerPoint handles video in the save. It seems to create a folder, so I've upload that as well.

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Monty

周杰倫Jay said...
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