2012年1月18日水曜日

week 2 Bible Study(2012 Winter )

2012 Winter Semester
Week 2 Bible Study
January 17th – January 20th

Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Teaching Point:
 Every child knows the parental promise, “Don`t be afraid, I am right here with you!” In the Bible God, our Father, makes us this promise over and over again. This promise of God`s presence is a promise of care, and while God`s presence may not always be the only thing we want from God, it is a gift He consistently gives without holding back.

Better Understanding Through Poetry!

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
Other times there was one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
That during the low periods of my life
When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you,
You would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
There have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Are the time when I carried you.”