During this week’s class we reviewed another letter I had received from a man named Bill. He proposed six points of evidence to demonstrate that Christians are correct to worship and gather on the first day of the week. My purpose in using this letter was to teach us how to respond generally to the argument rather than reacting to the content. You did great!

After class, I gave you my preliminary response to Bill, and asked you to critique it for homework. I received several email critiques, and I have reworded it several times since then, trying to implement some of the “ask questions” methodology we’ve been learning from Greg Koukle. I think it’s ready to send, so I’ll post it here for you to read.

In our second hour, we watched and listened to Bill Jack, Faculty Advisor at Worldview Academy, and producer of “Simple Tools for Brain Surgery.”

If you were unable to attend class, here’s what we watched together.

Bill is a great speaker – his ministry is focused on young people, while Greg Koukle’s is focused on adults. They teach the same questioning methods, but the wording and focus is slightly different. Here’s how it looks:

  1. What do you mean by that?
  2. How do you know that is true? OR How did you come to that conclusion?
  3. What difference does that make? OR What would make you think that?
  4. What if you’re wrong?

Upcoming Events

  • This Sunday you are all invited to shoot Sporting Clays at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays from 2 to 4pm. You will be home for dinner. If you have a shotgun, bring it. If not, I’ll provide one for you. Just bring 4 boxes of 25 each, 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″, 1 1/8 oz, #7 1/2 or #8 lead shot, shotgun shells. Email me if you’re planning to attend so we can potentially car pool. I’m leaving my house at 12:45pm. The drive is 1 hour from my home. It’s only a 1/2 hour from the Gordon home! It will be a great time of relaxing and having fun. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to practice our questions, too!
  • This Tuesday, 12 April,  our first hour will be Raising Entrepreneurs presented by David Stelzl. You will love the presentation as we learn about the origins of the U.S. public school system, father’s responsibilities and the goals for educating at home. Dave’s a great speaker.
    The second hour will be Lesson 5 of 1 John, presented by Rick Spurlock. Be sure to do your homework ahead of time! It’s not long. The workbook is on the resource page.
  • Monday evening, 18 April (14 Nisan), is the L-rd’s Pesach (Passover.) I hope all of you will be hosting or attending a Seder to remember the work done by our Master, in obedience to His command.
  • We will not have class the next night, April 19 (15 Nisan) to accommodate those participating in second Seders.
  • Hopefully, we can have Joshua Nunez teach us about the Fear of HaShem after Pesach, on 26 April. Stay tuned…
  • There’s news on the grapevine that the family purity class may be coming soon from Greg Upham. Stay tuned…

If you have any questions regarding the Pesach Seder, please let me know. Remember, 19 April and 25 April are Shabbatot (Sabbaths).

Tradition Trivia: A man wears a kittel (Yiddish and German for robe or house coat) twice a year. There are two years he wears it three times in the year. Why?

Hopefully, I’ll see you all on this Shabbat for prayer, then Sunday for sport, then Tuesday for training!

Shalom,

Yosef by Yosef

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