My rambling, ruminations and an occasional rant. Sometimes political, sometimes philosophical, sometimes theological...sometimes they'll defy classification...
I've realized that the Game Warden Files has become the tail wagging the dog and is occupying most of the space. I'll continue until I run of stories that I think might be interesting.
If you like the Game Warden Files let me know. Eventually, I'd like to have someone help me put those thoughts into better format.
Monday, March 3, 2014
A Byproduct of Lesson Planning
We're getting ready for a leaders'
retreat in which all the deacons and trustees of our church, along with our two
pastors, get away for a short time for some directed study and prayer. It's
always a good the time for us.
This year, our pastor gave me the task of preparing a lesson on Acts 16:16-40,
a very common passage dealing with Paul, Silas and the jailer in Philippi.
There's a lot of meat in the passage, but in my first work session in
preparation I came to this conclusion:
People pushed to the end of themselves, overwhelmed by needs, looking for a
quick fix, and without any previous knowledge of godly things look to Jesus for
temporal help and find their eternal needs met. Our example to them in handling
adversity, as individuals or as a church may bring them to us. We
must be ready to provide the message.