Teaching Sunday School again

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  1. evangelist6589

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    I get a free topic but I do not wish to be controversial given I am in an Arminian church so the lordship topic, evangelism, alcoholic beverages, bible translations and such are out. I was thinking of doing a topic on the Christian and the culture or faith and culture and using a book from Josh McDowell as my base. Or a topic on spiritual warfare & angels and devils, etc..

    I am not a pastor and won't do a topic on biblical studies such as hermeneutics, book studies, how we got the bible and such.

    Anyone else have any ideas that I missed? Or perhaps I could do an application based topic using a Tim Keller or Mac book on sin. Ideas? Thanks..

    Again I am not a pastor so I am not doing a book study or exegesis topic. My topic will use the bible as the authority no question, but it won't be on the bible directly.
     
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    Why won't you teach the Bible directly? Why must it be from another source? My husband has done messages on a Psalm, going back to Samuel to discuss what was going on with David at the time and then going back to the Psalm. there are some great insights when you do that!
     
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    I have done that before in school, however I am an evangelist and am into apologetics so my mind is different. Topical studies are definitely needed. For example The Truth Project is a topical study into classical apologetics and its very applicable.
     
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    But..

    Speaking with my wife and I agree perhaps a book study would be better. The book of Jonah comes to mind and it is a book I am passionate about given the evangelism themes.
     
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    Have you considered a survey of either the Old or New Testament?
     
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    Whatever subject you decide, I suggest you do 3 things.

    1. Approach it prayerfully and make it biblical. Stay in the Bible.

    2. Don't preach. Teach. Class participation is a must.

    3. Bring it home by making it relevant to the lives of the people in your class right now. The lessons of the Bible never go out of style and apply to all situations.

    Not much help, huh? But :godisgood: He'll smooth out the rough spots.
     
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    Thats an idea, however I ordered my commentary on Jonah by Henry Morris yesterday. I do have a survey on the NT by Robert Gundry and the OT by Bayliss from Multnomah.
     
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    Amen. I agree with all your points. I also hate the style of those that preach in Sunday school and have little class participation.
     
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    Anything that gives Darwinism a foot in the door elicits praise from quantumdoubt.
     
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    What kind of knuckleheaded thinking is this? One does not need to be a pastor to exegete a passage of Scripture. Holy freaking ink blot, Batman! How can a nonexegete even begin to evangelize? Puh-leeze!
     
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    Did you even bother to read my further posts?
     
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    Intellectually deficient again Aaron, but feel free to continue your childish tactics.
     
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    The comment about Gundry had absolutely Nothing to do with evolution.
     
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    It was not Gundry I was speaking of. Why dodge the other authors?
     
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    Sure it does. Since all of the Biblical record is not real history, but history as viewed through the "eyes of faithful redactors," There was no Moses, there were no revelations of God. No mighty works. There was no Exodus, no pillar of fire, no pillar of smoke. It is really the history of the Jews as seen by "faithful" Jews post exile, trying to "make sense" of their sufferings.

    No Moses, you have millions of years of evolution summed up through "the eyes of faith."

    These "higher criticisms," were ushered in on Darwin's coattails. It is ALL about Darwinism.
     
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    The "other" authors....so far as I know they have no connection to any position regarding evolution. They are simply OT scholars. They were recommended by my OT Prof years ago as a supplemental text....and before you ask, I do not know his position either as he has passed. But I would guess he would not support a position of evolution.

    Not "dodging", and be careful when you make allegations.
     
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