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HE DOES ALL THINGS WELL
Really? When we look at our broken world and remember that God is in control, how can we say, “He does all things well?” If He does all things well, it would make sense that the news would indicate improvement, less hatred, less murder, and less war. But the bad news seems to increase. We even have people fighting over masks. It seems that many are willing to trust the words of those who have no expertise over those who are well qualified. One of my professors at the seminary would often say, “Every fool has a following.” I cannot help but think of him every time I hear or read of some of the things that are portrayed as truth; but have no basis in fact. How can we say, “He does all things well?”
One of our problems is that we seem to be able to blame God for all problems. “God, why don’t you do something to straighten everything out?” In reality, it is people who are to blame. If the old nature within us is allowed to reign, what can we expect but chaos. In reality, God is doing something about it. He has been doing His good work from the beginning, including after the fall. He is working to change hearts, which is really where lasting change take place. My father used to say, “You cannot legislate morality.” His words ring true as we people attempt to force what we believe is right. In Christ, true change takes place, all by the grace of God. In Christ, God is at work in this world as those with changed hearts care and share on a daily basis.
To those that say, “Where is Christ in this fractured world?” We answer, In the hands, the feet, and the mouths of that great band of Christ’s people, motivated by the cross and resurrection, who serve every day in homes, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, performing community service, etc. Just being what God has made them.
This world will never be a utopia. We have that to look forward to in heaven. Until then, don’t loose heart. “He does all things well.”
The grades 5-6 Sunday School class meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 and is taught by Terri Good (aka Miss Terri). The class is offered concurrently on zoom and in-person in the lower level of Prince of Peace Church.
Right now, this class is taking a walk through the Bible. We are learning who wrote each book, when the book was written, why the book was written, and how the book points to Jesus and our salvation. So far, we have explored Genesis from Creation to the Flood to the Patriarchs and how the 12 Tribes of Israel arrived in Egypt. Next we will study Exodus and the story of how God delivered His people from slavery in Egypt, the 40 years in the wilderness, the 10 Commandments, and entry into the Promised Land. We will continue through all 66 books of the Bible. Some books will be touched on briefly, while others will be examined more closely.
I have no particular time-line for this journey, as I am creating the lessons as I go. I hope that over a 2-year span we will have made it to Revelation! The cool part about this journey is you don't have to start at the beginning of the Bible to learn about God's love for us - it is in every book, in every chapter, in every verse!
While the class is mainly for grades 5 and 6, our class is currently composed of children in grades 4-6.
All preschoolers through 4th grade children are invited to join us on Zoom every Sunday at 11:00 am, taught by Laurie Fritz & Margaret Carreno.
If you would like to join us, please call Laurie Fritz or the church office or email the church office at email@example.com and we will send you the Zoom invite. The way Zoom works, you need to have the invite to join us.
What do we do? Laurie does the opening, (how are you, what did you do last week and so on.) This is an informal gathering and a “check-in” with the young people. After the opening, Margaret does the Bible story and asks questions. When the story is over, Laurie plays a video clip pertaining to the Bible story. We close with a prayer.
Our Sunday school only lasts about 20 minutes or so.