You can’t prove love.
Discussion points: Solomon, David, tradition, two prostitutes, what would love do?, love and vulnerability, Old Testament, truth transcendent of time, adoption, war brings war not peace, love heals
Don’t let something insignificant keep you from doing something important.
Discussion Points: Naaman, Elisha, Second Kings 5:1, leprosy, too big to do something that is small, “not one side to anything,” “destructive by being right,” Syria, “when something is close enough to your eye, that is all you can see”
In loving a child you learn to love.
Discussion points: you are lead by the experience, the nature of God. birth of Jesus, inspire, the world transformed, a picture of God
It is a matter of the heart.
Discussion points: for something to be important it does not have to be factual, parable, New Testament/political parties, Pilgrims, American HIstory
A foundation for society.
Discussion points: does God choose, The Ten Commandments, Moses, Aaron/the Hebrew Bible, tradition, Amalekites, 40
Everyone experiences it.
Discussion points: Joseph, Jacob/Esau, Ephraim, unresolved guilt, how do we handle guilt/teachings of Jesus, where is our innocence, what do we pass on to our children, sacredness of God, blessing
Discussion points: where is the Garden of Eden?, being saved, Texas, The story of Noah, prejudice, death penalty
Usually through a crisis.
Discussion points: sacred, family relationships, Jacob, Joseph
Dedicated ignorance baptized in religion is a dangerous thing.
Discussion points: local church, Abraham, Isaac, using faith to camouflage fear and ignorance, does your God need a blood sacrifice?, honor killings, your religion reveals you, Jesus’ teachings, love for humanity by knowing God and understanding Jesus, great ignorance instead of great faith/died for sins, culture, prejudice
Discussion points: The Bible is a Book of religion about religion, murder and
religion, instinctively religious but not necessarily good, prejudice, The Book of Genesis, Cane, Able, Adam, Eve, when guilt takes over your life changes, hiding from yourself, blame, “everyone needs a snake”, sometimes you feel quilty when you should not/the death penalty