Thursday, November 18, 2010
In GEMS this year I'm back to teaching the 7th & 8th grade class. It'll mean some extra work for me, since I'm still in the role of club coordinator, but I'm super excited. GEMS just came out with brand new curriculum, and one of them is about the names of God. In college, one of my Bible studies worked through the book Lord I Want to Know You, and ever since I've loved digging into the names of God. I like looking into the Hebrew and Greek of certain passages and seeing those words pop up in other contexts. So needless to say, this curriculum is the perfect one for me to teach.
It's called MTN, and is tied to the verse "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord..." (Micah 4:2b). My girls will actually get a devotional book with 5 days of study for them to complete on their own time inbetween classes. As I was looking through my leader guide this morning I realized there is not a lot of structure, at least to this first lesson... At first I was slightly upset, since all of the other GEMS curriculum are very structured -- do this opening activity, read this, answer these questions, read this, do this craft, etc. But then I started doing my own research about the first name of God in the study, and now I hope I'll have enough time tonight to cover everything I found! :)
Anyway, I hope to post some of the things I've read about and lessons I've learned along the way as I study this material right along with my girls. Our first name is El Elyon -- God Most High. I'll either type up my thoughts later today or sometime this weekend...
What is one of your favorite names for God?