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By Connie Blanke on 3/12/2012 8:49 PM
Standing on the PromisesQuestions from last week?Read the first paragraph on page 15.What attributes does the father possess that make him such a hero to his son?How do the father’s actions reflect his faith in Jesus?What examples can you give of people who have lived faithfully because they apparently trusted God’s promises?**To delve into God’s promise to AbrahamGenesis 17:1-7, 15-16Out loud read the scripture passage. First 4 paragraphs of the study book (pg. 15 & 16) under the title If it sounds too good to be true.What does this passage tell you about God?What does this passage tell you about Abraham?What does this passage tell you about Sarah?What does this passage reveal about God’s intentions for humanity?In groups we will discuss these questions and then respond to the following:What surprised you most about his story?How did this story confirm or challenge your understanding of how God relates to humanity.**To explore Abraham’s faithRomans 4:13-25Claim the promises of God for yourself.Read out loud...
By Connie Blanke on 2/19/2012 3:55 PM
By Water and the Spirit



For those of you reading on line some activities may not be as fun by yourself as they are in the class!!  But play along you might even laugh at yourself and learn something!


Pour from clear pitcher water into a basin, think about the following:


What words or images come to mind when you think about water? 

(write them down)


Now let’s look at how God uses water.


Exploring God’s covenant with Noah

Genesis 9:8-17


As we read Noah’s story put yourself in the story, imagine yourself on the ark.


Now, “Imagine yourself in a favorite outdoor location, perhaps at a beach or on a mountain, or standing in a field or hiking through a forest.  Stop and appreciate God’s handiwork.  What do you see, hear, or smell?  (pause)  Suddenly you feel raindrops, but you decide to stay outdoors.  The shower continues, but the sun is soon shining.  In the distance, you see a rainbow. ...