May 2, 2009

Point Out the Parallels

There are many parallels to notice when reading Bible stories, and pointing them out to your students, or asking them to look for them, goes a long way in understanding the Bible even better. In the story found in Luke 4:16-30 here are some to note:

  1. The synagogue as a focal point used by Jesus when He was 12, when He drove out the money changers, and when He spoke to the locals in Nazareth.
  2. Jesus quoting Scripture to help people see He is the fulfillment of what had long been foretold.
  3. The times Jesus was miraculously rescued because it was not yet His time to die.