Week 2: From relationships to spiritual gifts to questions from Jesus, this week’s selection is eclectic! There is no shortcut to Bible study but it does not have to be boring or repetitive. Here are some curriculum options that are interesting, relevant, and will put some anticipation and expectation into your classroom!
Fifty Shades of Grace by Shauna Hyde The author provides a scriptural look at relationships. Too often in the education about relationships, abusive and unhealthy relationships, if discussed at all, are not covered in enough depth.
This book will compare what society tells us, in the form of entertainment and media, with what God tells us in the Bible about what healthy and loving relationships are. It will explore what abuse is, why many of us are in abusive relationships, and what we can do about it. “I hope this book helps people not to fall into the trap of harmful relationships.” — Rev. Shauna Hyde
Unfettered Spirit: Spiritual Gifts for the New Great Awakening by Robert D. Cornwall “Do you truly believe that God is present in the world? And, do you believe that God is working through us to break down the walls that divide us from God, from each other, and from the world? And if you do, do you believe that you have been gifted and empowered to participate in this ministry that takes down the walls of egoism, suspicion, greed, self-interest, and hatred?” – Dr. Bob Cornwall
If you can say “yes” to these questions, jump right in! This is the book for you. If you are hesitant, or if the idea of the Holy Spirit working unfettered in your congregation and community frightens you, read the first four chapters carefully as Bob lays the theological foundation. You may find your “maybe” or even your “no” turned into a “yes.”
Uncommon Questions from an Extraordinary Savior by Chistopher Bozung The pages of the New Testament contain some 340 questions Jesus asked: “Who are my mother and my brothers?” “Now which of them will love him more?” “Why are you so afraid?” “Do you still have no faith?” “Do you want to get well?” “Who do people say that I am?”
Why did Jesus ask such questions? Surely He didn’t lack information. Were they simply rhetorical? Is there more behind the questions of Jesus than meets the ear? A great study with questions from our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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