Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dorcas Series Updated: Teen Girls #5

We started the class of with their prayer requests, prayer and memory work.

We reviewed what we've learned about Dorcas thus far and then disected Acts 9: 39 by answering these questions ...

What did Peter do when he heard the disciple’s request?  Arose and went with them

Where did he go when he got to Dorcas’ house?  They took him to the upper room of Dorcas’ house

Who is ‘they?’  disciples

Who was weeping and showing Peter the clothing Dorcas had made for them?  Widows

Our focus this week was on the difference between the disciples (students of God's word) who could not perform miracles and 'The' disciples who could perform miracles.  Understanding this will lay the foundation for deeper learning on miracles vs God's providence.

The girls were considerably late for class again today which meant there was no time for sewing.  Since this was the second time they have chosen to be late for class we had a little talk about priorities and better planning.   Teen girls sometimes need a loving and firm hand to guide them, even in Bible class.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dorcas Series Updated: Teen Girls #4

Our Dorcas class continues ...

After our prayer requests, prayer, memory work and review we looked at Acts 9:38.

We talked about and answered these questions...

Who was at Lydda?  Peter

Who is Peter?  One of the 12 apostles who had the ability to perform miracles

Who sent for him?  The disciples (not 'The' 12 disciples but learners and students of God's word ... like Dorcas)

What message did they send to him?  Hurry, don't delay

Why did they send for him?  The Bible doesn't tell us but it appears that they wanted him to do something, to fix the situation.

We talked again about speaking where the Bible speaks and remaining silent where the Bible is silent.  I want the girls to comprehend and understand the seriousness of adding to or taking away from God's Word and why we should never, ever do either!

Deuteronomy 4:2 (NASB) … You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32  (NASB) …  Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.

Revelation 22:18  (NASB) …  I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book

This week the girls arrived on time to class and we had time for them to work on the embrodiery stitch they are learning.

She Hath Done What She Could