I am "teaching" a discipleship class at our church starting this Sunday. I'm really looking forward to it. It has been in the planning stages since about the first of the year, but I was pleasantly (and amusingly) surprised to find a postcard in the mail from our church publicizing the class.
The class will run for four weeks on Sunday evenings. I will probably post about the classes just for fun, although a lot of what I'm going to cover is already here somewhere (see links below). It's going to be a blast.
Note the text:
Come experience the Word of God with teacher Peter Lopez and explore treasures from the Scripture God placed there for you to find!
I have taught several classes as an adjunct faculty member at a local college, but this makes it seem more official. Didn't they call Jesus "Teacher?" Well, henceforth, just call me "teacher," too. ;) [Note the distinction in titles-I will forego the capitalization in reverence to my Teacher.]
The class was named after, you guessed it, this blog and will be "an exploration of the beauty of the Word of God." Ringing any bells? Specifically, we will look at Genesis 1:1 in the ancient Hebrew pictographs and a whole slew of other cool stuff.
Each of the four weeks there will be a theme or purpose that ties in to the teaching. The plan is also to conclude with prayer for specific needs related to the themes. For example (a very rough draft):
- Week 1 - Faith: Why you can trust God's Word. Related Teachings: In the beginning, My Covenant, and The Language of God.
- Week 2 - Knowing Jesus as Your Shepherd. Related Teachings: The Lord is My Shepherd, On Creation, and What's in a Name.
- Week 3 - Encountering Heaven. Related Teachings: Oh, My Heavens Part 1 and Part 2 and The Salvation of "the earth".
- Week 4 - Revelation: God and His Word. Related Teachings: God's Signature.
If anyone out there in cyberspace needs or wants prayer for an increase of faith, to know Jesus as your shepherd, to encounter heaven, or for revelation from and about God and His Word, please let me know. We will pray specifically for those wants and needs, and we will pray for you individually. Let me know in the comment section below, or, if you prefer a little more privacy, use the "Contact" for above.