I'm getting back into the jail routine. It's surprising how much lesson prep time that involves.
Last night's class included 15 women. My friend M teaches on Sundays and I take Tuesdays. It is a humbling thing to have the privilege of doing this.
As always, last night's class included several new faces. Some of the women are in for only a week or two. Others are with us several months. So it is difficult to prepare lessons that will be useful to all. Since there may be new faces each week, we want to be certain they understand the basic gospel. And since the other ladies are with us for a considerable length of time, we want to add to the previous week's lesson. We try to manage both!
Today I have many things to do. But if you want a sample of last night's lesson...read John 1:1-3 and John 1:14. Then go to Hebrews 1:1-3. And also Colossians 1:16-17. There was more, but the deity of Christ was the premise for the entire lesson. That and his being the Creator. And since we discussed creation we went back to Genesis 3 and reviewed how mankind got into the predicament of sin. Of course, that meant going back to the NT to discover how we get out of that predicament through Christ and the Cross. Creation. The Fall. Imputation. Redemption. Justification. We covered a LOT of ground. Next week we'll settle in for more detail.
I don't have time right now to type out the above scriptures but you can place your cursor over the references and they should show up onscreen for you. When that happens...you can also click on "more" to read the entire passage.
Headed to the city. Be back later.