I do find that assignments are a great way to see how the students are grasping the concepts we are talking about in class, and it is a great opportunity to give them feedback and further direction. The good and exciting news is that the students are really understanding this process and are getting into the Word in ways that extremely encouraging. It is amazing to hear some of the observations they are making and to see how they are just being immersed in the Scripture. It will probably take most of the afternoons the remainder of the week after morning class each day to complete all the grading. In the meantime, I still have grading to complete from my classes back home. It is good thing that I am just a “twig” (see Day 8 post)! We had a great day of class as I led the students into a study of 1 Corinthians in an attempt to give a “live” model of the approach we have been talking about in class. The Holy Spirit brought many teachable moments as we saw that Jesus is the answer, that pride is the block in our lives, and that Jesus wants to live in us and demonstrate Himself through us in every situation. We had some lively discussion as we took time to let this apply to our lives in very real and practical ways. I have to share that the greatest impact in class today came as we discussed how Jesus is our answer and complete provision for all of our lives, whether married or single (1 Cor. chapter 7). The Holy Spirit seemed to really speak this truth into all of our hearts in a powerful way in that classroom.
Evangelist, Teacher, Writer,
Husband, and Father