Showing posts from April, 2011

I wouldn't know what to do with it

I have to admit that this frustrates me a bit. I would like to think that I am a better picture than the one the Bible paints of me...even in my regenerate state. But the fact of the matter is that God withholds a lot of information from me. I know nothing of the next minute of my life save that which I assume it to be based on my past experience. I would like to make plans, what I deem substantial plans, for the next year, but I do not have the information that I think that I need to do so. And I am not even that smart to boot. I do not have the mental capacity to examine the decisions and the activities that I engage in from the angles that, I think, would yield the optimal result. And to top it all off I am called to pursue wisdom, called to be a good manager, called to be holy with the insight and information that I am given. And that drives me a little crazy. But I need to rest in the fact that if I needed more information than I have to fulfill the call of God in my life I would

A Gospel presentation to kindergarteners

My current taching gig with our church has been in our Hostspot program where I am teaching pre-schoolers and kindergarteners in a really fun atmosphere. This past Sunday I took on a challenge to present the Gospel to them as clearly as I could and to remain as faitful as I could to the message. It is hard for me to really be clear at times and not use "big words" like sacrifice, atonement, or a raft of other good, Biblical words that would be over their heads. Here is what I came up with. Please comment if you think I can hone this any more to be more communicative to children of that age or more adherent to the Bible's presentation of why Christ came to this earth: ·          What do you hate? Is it a particular food? Insect? Snakes? ·          I want to tell you a story about me and you. ·          God created us. He wanted to love us and for us to love Him. ·          It is a lot like our moms and dads – they love us and want us to love them too. ·          It was gre