Feb 13, 2009
The Bible Study
Our strawberry shortcake, made at The Bible Study, Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Our most recent dessert, made last night, was a cherry cobbler.
". . .sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb."
That's the way the Word of God is described in the Psalms, and it's around that theme of something sweet that our recent youth Bible study developed. Each week on either Wednesday or Friday several of my middle school and high school students meet at our house to make a dessert and study the Bible together. While the one satisfies the sweet tooth, the other satisfies the soul (and is a whole lot healthier too!).
On Wednesday, February 4, 2009 we made a strawberry shortcake and studied what the Bible has to say about human nature and the concept of sin. We made the cake first, then studied while it baked and cooled, then ate at the end of the study and after a tasty spaghetti and garlic bread dinner provided courtesy of Babs.
The desserts have been good, but the studies have been even better. The kids have been asking a lot of really good questions. We couldn't cover all of the issues that came up on the topic of sin, so we continued the topic at our study last night, where we went into even greater depth. As it stands, our next topic will be on magic, a topic that branched off of last night's study, that we wanted to explore in more detail. The use of magic of all kinds, including black magic, is quite common in this part of the world, and my students, some of whom have dabbled in it, want to know what God has to say about the topic. Pray for me, as I prepare for the study--I need wisdom in navigating this subject.
I believe the most important thing I can share with my students is a clear conception of God and His love. If they can find a real and meaningful relationship with Him, then everything else that truly matters in life that I want them to learn will, I believe, fall into place as well.
Our Bible Study group. We usually have 3 to 6 kids attending.