Jonathan Edwards once commented that, “Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.” He’s right.
Hopefully, you were impacted by our study of generations and Jesus’ genealogy last Friday. Instead of our usual Bible study this week, we are asking you to interview your parents (and grandparents, if possible) to find out more about your own personal history. Take good notes, ask good questions, listen well, … and enjoy!
If you do a good job, you will learn a lot about why you are the way you are; and you’ll be impacted by the detailed ways God has been working through your family (even if they aren’t Christian) and in your own life. Don’t treat it like an assignment that you HAVE to do. Instead, see it as a conversation and a great opportunity you GET to do! If you do, you’ll all have a great time!
Bring the findings to TD on Friday and we’ll have a great time of discussion and discovery!
What kind of questions should you ask? It’s up to you, but here are some of the topics you’ll want to cover:
– Key moments in your familiy’s history (perhaps events and decisions that have shaped your family’s direction)
– Your parents’ life stories (incl. what it was like for them growing up, what their dating life was like, etc.)
– the spiritual lineage of your family
– interesting stories about your parents/grandparents/uncles and aunties/cousins, etc. (incl. their homes, rooms, schools, friends, activities, etc.)
– interesting stories from your childhood that they remember
– their perspective of you growing up and now (incl. whose personality you most resemble)
Looking forward to seeing you Friday! – Arthur