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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday School Today

I've been asked to fill in today for one of the adult Sunday School classes.

Before anyone freaks out, the deacons and several of the hierarchy at the church where Cynthia and I are attending know of our situation. They know my story and we're under good watchcare.

Anyway, I've filled in before in Sunday School and it was a good experience for me. I loved teaching and sharing with the class. I was a new man and a new teacher. I had new experiences to share.

The regular teacher handed me the book last week and said he'd be out of town. I said, "No problem." I sat back in the folding chair next to Cynthia and casually opened the Lifeway book to next week's lesson. Of course, it was on adultery.

My pastor was standing right there when I saw it. He said, "Nothing says you have to teach on that next week. Feel free to change the lesson to whatever you want."

Cynthia looked at me and nodded.

But in that moment, I thought, "You know what? It's scripture. It's not time to shrink from the absolute truth. I'll teach it. Adultery is wrong. And this class needs to hear it."

Pray for me.

But I'll also tell you that I'll interject my ideas on what needs to be done with the adulterer. That's not in the Lifeway curriculum. They only seem to deal with the sin, not the sinner.


  1. Wow, was that the next lesson on the schedule, or did they pick that on purpose? I'll pray for you!

  2. No, that was the next lesson, planned well out in advance.

    It went pretty well, actually. I reinforced how adultery is a sin. We also went outside the lesson and talked about what to do with an adulterer.

    They enjoyed the lesson.

  3. Here is what I believe to be true: There are only two kinds of people. Adulterers, and people who lie to themselves and say they aren't adulterers. In God's eyes we're ALL adulterers.

  4. Thanks, Russ, for the comment.

    You're right. All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Huh. Who would have thought?

    God bless you and thanks for reading.