We recently had a short series of Sunday school classes
Some of the passages we looked at were;
- Mt 18:20, where we found that the two or three gathered were not for the purpose of Bible study or prayer, but for church discipline
- Mt 18:18, where we see that the binding and loosening are things that are already prohibited and permitted in heaven, not a process that begins here on earth but a part of the disciplinary process the church is to use in restoring an individual to fellowship. The same goes for Mt 18:19. Obviously there is much that is misunderstood and much that is inappropriately applied regarding this short passage.
- Mt 7:20 which actually shows us how to discern a false prophet rather than how to determine whether someone is saved.
- Psalm 118:24, a verse describing the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the day redemption came to the world, not necessarily a proclamation about the current day.
- Php 4:13, instead of a mantra for positive thinking and empowerment, an encouragement that God is the source of strength for times of struggle as well as times of great victory.
- Rev 3:20, rather than an evangelistic tool portraying a
practices. This is popular because it is easy. It requires no study and little thinking. It fits on a bumper sticker or a refrigerator magnet, allowing for a subjective interpretation, using the verse for something it was never intended to be used for.
verse that establishes the husband as king and lord over the woman, having his way with her and treating her as some sort of personal slave or servant. It is a verse that begins to set the parameters for a marriage that is totally surrendered to God with both members acting in a selfless, sacrificing manner, treating each other as more important than themselves.
are available to us? How does it affect the AWANA program, a comprehensive set of studies designed to help our children memorize Scripture?