Week of December 2nd

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Announcements

  • We will meet at the Samuel’s house this Friday, December 6th
  • Christmas Party – Friday, December 20 @ Andre and Tara Cassell’s
  • Home addresses and important documents are available on the About page. A few regularly attending students have not submitted the required forms. Please do so.

*In the future we will not be announcing beforehand any chosen film for the sake of a fresh experience and discussion for our students during movie nights. However, parents may inquire of any details if they wish. As always, we will exercise great caution and discernment in our movie selections, and we encourage parents to be able to talk about the films with their students, as well.


Bible Study

Thank you Jimmy for an in-depth study on how Jesus healed a blind man in John 9 last Friday (and to Heather for an amazing meal!). The first two verses in the book presented an interesting question posed by Jesus’ disciples: “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'”. The disciples believed that sin ultimately caused all the suffering in the world, but they didn’t understand how God chose to allow sin to affect the lives of different people in different cases. They wondered whether the man had been born blind because he somehow sinned while still in the womb, or because his parents sinned before he was born. We discussed the similarities between physical and spiritual blindness, and what this miracle teaches us about faith and truth.

See you all again as we read John 10 at the Samuel’s home!


A couple study questions to think about from John 9:1-17…

  1. What prominent belief about sin and sickness did Jesus’ disciples allude to
    concerning the blind man? How does Jesus’ response deal with their ideas? (Hint: Jesus tells them that you can’t assume that someone is sinning just because they are sick. That most of the time those two things are not directly, individually connected.)
  2. What is the struggle of the people upon seeing the man healed? What is his
    testimony about Jesus? What does this tell us about talking about Jesus? (Hint: We are simply testifying about who Jesus is and what he has done.)
  3. The Pharisees added rules for keeping the Sabbath. How did these rules
    influence their opinion of Jesus? What does this tell us about how religion (i.e., man-made rules to gain favour with God) can get things, and Jesus, wrong?

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