Hope everyone is having a good day and week. Also hope you're loving this "almost sweater weather" we're having. You do realize it'll be Christmas before long. I wear a large.
MOVIE @ The Barn
Not sure if you've heard but we're having a little gathering this Saturday night. We'll be heading to the Adams' barn for a movie night. Students can show up anytime after 6:45p and be be picked up by 9p. Students need to eat before they come. We will have popcorn and water but nothing of substance. So have them eat before they come or even bring some food with them. The Adams' live off of Ringer Road. Parents are welcome to attend too. Also.....BRING A CHAIR OR A BLANKET!
Last night was a tough night from a teaching standpoint. No one every likes looking, studying, talking or teaching about the Law, unless you're a lawyer or judge. But the Law of God is something that we all must look at and know. It's important to see as it helps us follow the story of the Bible really.
One huge thing from last night was this; God did not give the Law in hopes of us earning anything. God gave the Law in light of something. The Law does not save us. God had already saved Israel from slavery. The Law was the way they were to live in light of God saving. But think about our laws for a moment. Why do we have laws? To protect us right? I'm glad it's against the law to murder, steal, rape, and drive 120 mph. If these were legal and right I'd probably live in the middle of the woods in a cabin with a shotgun in my hand 24/7. Why? Because anyone could come up and be free to wipe my family and I out. But we have the law which was established for our safety and protection. God first established the law as a way for His people to be protected and to offer guidelines to a life that was pleasing to Him and a life that led to a good life.
But again, the Law of God is a means to salvation. The Law was a result. Galatians 5:14 says the law is fulfilled in one statement; Love your neighbor as yourself. Rather than having to know all the 700 Laws of the Old Testament we simply concentrate on loving others in Christ. Christ fulfilled and consumed the Law. He simplified how we view these boundaries that God established. Jesus is not a yoke that is heavy but One that is light and easy. But for some reason we struggle with Laws and typically view them as negative rather than for our good.
As we continue the story of the Bible we see a God establishing HIs people and His Law. Up next we see the continued negative response of the people. God continues to pour out blessing and judgement while calling out a few who would lead and honor Him.
God is working in His creation for His glory. I pray we see this, believe this, and live for this.
Don't forget to sneak a peak at the bulletin for our devotions. The devotions really help us see the smaller parts of this big story. We're tackling a lot of information each Wednesday and try to zero in on the big picture. The devotions attempt to look at the specifics. It'd be a good way to have some spiritual conversations as a family.
Have a great weekend!
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