Friday is my “planning period.” This morning I worked for a bit on a wordsearch for this week’s sermon. We love having our kids sit with us under great preaching and learning to worship with their covenant family (in this context, for us, that means people older than 3). Recognizing that they are kids we are trying some strategies to help them along the way. One idea I’ve recently had is to create a wordsearch with words that relate to the passage of Scripture being exposited. Just thought I’d share it with anyone else who might benefit. It’s nothing fancy. Ezra Wordsearch (1)
Something BorrowedI am persuaded that without the knowledge of literature pure theology cannot at all endure, just as heretofore, when letters have declined and lain prostrate, theology, too, has wretchedly fallen and lain prostrate… Certainly it is my desire that there shall be as many poets and rhetoricians as possible, because I see that by these studies as by no other means, people are wonderfully fitted for the grasping of sacred truth and for handling it skillfully and happily.
-Martin Luther, Letter to Eoban Hess
Something to Read
“The Four Loves” C.S. Lewis
“Knowing Scripture” R.C. Sproul
“A Tale of Two Cities” Charles Dickens
“The Christian Imagination” Leland Ryken