One thing I really enjoy about being on the mission field is the opportunity to do diverse tasks that step me out of my comfort zone. Over the years here I've run a mission guest house, supervised staff, help organize after-school sports for elementary kids, led Bible studies, hosted many get togethers at our house, assisted organizing women's retreats, taught creative writing and music appreciation to middle schoolers, and as of this school year, I am teaching New Testament Survey to tenth graders.
I'm thankful for this opportunity to teach these 10th graders about God's Word and His love for them. This survey course is covering the completeness and organization of the Bible , Inter-Testament time, the genre and authorship of the 27 books of the NT, Messianic prophecies fulfilled in the NT, the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ, the Apostles and the Early Church, Paul's Ministry, and, the Last Days.
My prayerful goal is to teach all this within the context of making God's word real and applicable to our daily lives.
Matthew 22: 37- 40 is the theme verse for our class. And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (ESV)
This ties in with the school's overall value of Love At The Core based on 1 Corinthians 13: 4 – 8.
My prayer is that not only each student in my class will set their minds on things above, where Christ is (Col. 3:2) and will keep their eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of their faith (Heb. 12:2), but that each of us as Christians will do the same.
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