Sometimes old technology is the best technology when preparing Bible study for The Island of Misfit Christians. Sure, The Purging Lutheran uses his ē-lect-ronic iPad and various books to bone up on the early church, defiling molds, and most importantly, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. But I like to move about from room to room and it is easier for me to use this flat board (with a comfy pad on the other side) on which I burn through a zillion sheets of paper, writing this in, scratching that out, editing, editing, editing. Do I include 2 Kings 13:21 as a legitimate way to bring someone back to life or was it just a one time deal?
“Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.”
Does baptism require full immersion or will the Holy Spirit indwell a body who has been sprinkled with holy water? Some say a right and proper dunking, holding the new life underwater long enough until, when you bring them out, they gasp and draw in a huge breath. This signifies the breath of life (spirit) entering the body.
These are some of the tough calls a small group leader needs to make to properly lead Christians through their spiritual lives. What is easier, though, is to concentrate on good questions that draw good conversations (in other words, they do the work for me … BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!)
Proverbs 4:13 “Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.”