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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Today in Sunday School

Today Mitch was out due to mouth surgery last week.  He asked if I would teach the class.  I decided to use this opportunity to share some of my blogs.  We had an excellent class discussion and the readings were well received.  Following is what was covered.  First I read the following scriptures:

New International Version (©1984)

[Psalm 96:1]  Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
[1 Chronicles 16:23]  Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.

[Psalm 13:6]  I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.

[Psalm 33:3]  Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

[Psalm 40:3]  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

[Psalm 105:2]  Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Next the readings followed.  After an introduction (When Turkey Is Served) we discussed who you can sin against.  People answered “Jesus,” “God,” “Others.”  I mentioned that we could also sin through hatred, sloth, or laziness against the task at hand and indirectly to God.  Notes to Teico on the Essential Character of Love makes clear that we can sin against the task we are doing.  You Are Driving Me up the Wall also deals with love but in terms of human relationships.  I shared Family Portrait for we have prayed in class at one time or another for Alton.  Suck It Up challenges us to emulate Christ.  The remaining readings I chose for their appropriateness to the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Selections used:

1st [Blog] Reading:  When Turkey Is Served (8/10/10)
2nd Reading: Notes to Teico on the Essential Character of Love (7/17/10)
3rd Reading: You Are Driving Me up the Wall (8/18/10)
4th Selection:  Family Portrait (7/17/10)
5th Reading: Suck It Up (8/28/10)
6th Reading: The Ethical Implications of Self-Confidence (8/20/10)
7th Reading: Christmas Rocks (11/26/10)
8th Reading: Doing Well by Your Children (10/11/10)
9th Reading: The Essential Role of Mankind (10/9/10)
10th Reading:  Holiday Fare (11/25/10)
11th Reading:  Will It Last? (7/29/10)