Teaching Update #3
I had a great conversation with a group of men after the lesson this afternoon. It started with one guy (Ruesen) who had shown up for the first time. As we talked, I decided to read Genesis 1 in it’s entirety to him. As I read, men gathered around so that by the time I finished there were about eight listening–most of them have been attending daily. Here is a rough abridged recount of the conversation:
Me: What does Chapter one teach us?
Ruesen: It tells about the days of creation.
Me: What does that story make us think about God?
Ruesen: He is powerful. And He is mighty.
[some more discussion about this point]
Me: When we consider that, what does it make us think?
[30 seconds of silence]
Daniel (pictured above): When I think about that, it makes me afraid.
Bigu: Yeah, I’m afraid because God has the power to do anything he wants.
Me: If God isn’t pleased with us, what could He do?
[I don’t remember who said each of these]
He could kill us.
He could make us sick.
He could ruin our lives.
He could could stop the sun.
Daniel [picking up some dust from the ground and crushing it in his hand]: He could do this to us.
Bigu: We have never feared God. We don’t even think about Him. But this makes me fear.
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…”
So we have a good start with these guys. They have a great foundation for moving forward.