Discussion Guides

St. Aidan’s Church.  Adult Class.  Sunday, May 12, 2013.

  1.  Read The Lectionary Page (find it on Google) or read the Bible itself to find this Sunday’s lessons.  They are:
    1. Acts 16:16-34
    2. Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
    3. John 17:20-26
    4. Lay theologian, Verna Dozier, once suggested a discipline for looking at the lessons of the day.  It goes like this:
      1. In the O.T. (in this case, Acts) lesson look for the problem or the issue raised for the young church.
      2. In the Gospel lesson look for how the issue is resolved or the problem solved.
      3. In the Epistle look for how the early church lived the resolution of the issue.

Note:  This doesn’t always yield complete answers but it is surprising how often it sheds light on the lessons of the day.

  1. Try this method and let’s discuss your findings in class on Sunday.

See you then,

Dick