August 22 2009

The Power of Relationships

Showing relationships is a powerful activity in the learning process. Different ways can be used to demonstrate how things are related: (1) Compare and contrast. In this lesson there are two individuals who come to Christ with the same question. When you compare and contrast, the students think critically and carefully about the attributes of each story. (2) Cause and effect. Early in childhood development, children learn how certain actions or events can cause an effect. Nebuchadnezzar's stubborn pride and arrogance caused his seven-year season of humility as an animal. Looking to the snake on a stick in the desert caused some to be saved. As we wrestle with spiritual truths, we understand them more when we learn how to see them relationally.