August 17, 2004

teacher's log #5

The last two days I have been starting my classes with some basic guidelines about how I want my class to look. I usually do this by teaching some key Biblical truths in association with each guideline.

I usually discuss the parable of the stewards, to illustrate Biblical stewardship. I also like to share the parable of the sheep and the goats, because of the relationship that Christ points to between Loving God and Loving you neighbor.

The sad thing was that 95% of my students had not heard of either one of these parables.

I couldn't believe it.

I mean, how could somebody not even know about the parable of the sheep and the goats?

I am excited to see
Your Word in action, O Lord!
I am excited to see
You change hearts and lives.
But mostly, Lord,
I am excited to see
if you might change me,
so that you might use me.