All year, you’ve had a chance to dine on the rich spiritual meals that our fine biblical “chefs” have devotedly prepared for you, using their extensive experience, study, preparation, prayer, and TLC. During our small group Bible studies, we have been working together to get you acclimated to get a good feel of basic Bible study habits and skills by
– cross referencing Scripture and looking up various passages to let the Bible speak for itself and give us answers
– learning for what things to look for and for the types of questions to ask when studying the Bible
– researching what others have said on the passage or topic
– studying for application and action
In our small groups over the last two months, the counselors have taken a step back to allow you to work with the message notes, just giving you starter questions and some resources to begin allowing your study to have a greater influence on our small group studies. And it’s been great.
This week, we’re going to go one step further in having our small group study be “cooked” upon a totally new passage – not one developed from the a message/meal that has already been prepared for you. We’re going to put you in the kitchen, give you the ingredients; and based on the skills and experience you’ve developed through the years, we’re going to have you pretty much prepare your own meal to bring to our small group Bible study “potluck” this Friday. The topic is “‘Tell No One About Me’ – Jesus” and the passage is Luke 5:14-16.
Now let’s be frank, if you don’t prepare well, our small group times this Friday are going to … well … basically, they’re going to stink. So, please bring your skill, creativity, and heart to your preparation, bathe it in prayer and diligent and careful study, and have a GREAT time! – Arthur
Here’s the mp3 for last Friday’s message:
“Full of Leprosy” Luke 5:12-13 (message – Arthur)