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(Note: This is the final lesson for this Home School Lesson series on Ants for 4-5 year olds!)

Purpose: In this lesson we will introduce various interactive ways to learn and to reinforce what we have learn from the previous four lessons about ants.

 

Supplies:

Youtube videos (link below)

Blankets

Perfume/spray deodorant/scent spray

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Watch various videos on ants.
  2. Acting out as an ant
  3. Review all caterpillar’s lessons.

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What were the last words of Jesus?

Here are the three answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

“About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48 Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. 49 But the rest of them said, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.” (Matthew 20:18-19)

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.

“And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last.” (Luke 23:46)

It is finished.

“Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” (John 19:30)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Andrew T. Le Peau. Mark: Through Old Testament Eyes.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, September 27th 2017. 352 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a wonderful commentary.  It is one that I would recommend every Pastor and Bible teachers have as one of their resources while they are teaching through the Book of Mark.  I do believe it is an indispensable tool.  I know there are many Bible commentaries out and no doubt someone would ask me why this commentary.  “Why one more new one when there are so many that have been written already?”  I think this commentary is unique and helpful by providing a concentrated focus look at Mark “through Old Testament eyes,” which is the book’s subtitle.  What that means is that this commentary interprets the Book of Mark according to the Old Testament content which clearly Mark would have assumed the readers would have been familiar with.  Unfortunately today many Christians are less familiar with the Old Testament than Christians in previous generations.  And the insights that this commentary points out with the Old Testament is a treasure trove that makes this worth every spent getting it.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) The Illegal Arrest and Trials of Jesus Christ

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus forewarn the apostles of his death and resurrection?

3.) The Inescapability of God

4.) Rigging the outsider test

5.) Getting Your Bearings on Van Til’s Apologetic

6.) NOMA

7.) Babylon Bee: Liberal Theologians Publish Guide To Engaging Opposing Viewpoints

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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Note: This is the second installment of a seven part series we will feature on Sunday on the important topic of a Christian Theology of Health by Dr. Joshua Trock.  His Twitter account can be found here.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”– 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

 

The Theology of Our Bodies 

By Dr. Joshua Trock PT, DPT 

 

“It’s my body and I can do whatever I want with it!” How often have you heard this as an underlying reason for a person’s autonomy to make whatever health choice they want? I regularly hear this in my career as a physical therapist as a reason for individuals to make horrendous choices regarding their health that have real world implications. For instance, I care for many people that have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-2-diabetes-guide/type-2-diabetes#1) and despite being given a plethora of cause and effect data regarding how to manage their disease with diet and exercise they continue to eat poorly and remain sedentary as the disease ravages their bodies. However, while most of my patients are not Christians, are we followers of Christ any different? Is there any reason or divine responsibility for us to take care of ourselves regarding our health or are we free to do whatever we want as long as it isn’t sin? My hope in this article is to give a biblical framework for how God views our bodies and the responsibility He has given to us. 

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Yesterday I posted “Videos: Introduction to Biblical Theology With Thomas Schreiner” and a comment from Bruce was about what I thought of the lectures.  I personally thought the Seminary gave Dr. Thomas Schreiner a tall order: Surveying the whole Bible in about 15 hours or so.  I also commented to Bruce that it is not easy to do a survey of the whole Bible.

It made me think tangent to another series.  The following audio messages and links to the PDF below is a survey of only the first five books in the Bible.  The first five books of the Bible is often known as the Law of Moses or the Pentateuch.

I share these even though it is by a “no name” preacher is because I enjoy surveys of books in the Bible that work to connect each book to the greater story line and redemptive history.  The end of each message tries to connect to the flow of God’s promise plan.  Of course connecting it to the flow of the Canon of Scripture allows us to walk to Jesus.

Enjoy the messages!

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A weekend light reading review, because Pastors sometimes need a break from heavy theological reading…

Ian Edginton. The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes graphic Novel.  New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, February 1, 2011.124 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a graphic novel adaptation of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Classic, Sign of the Four.  This is my third graphic novel on Sherlock Holmes that I read that was written and illustrated by this team and I found this specific work delightful.

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