Well, I am not posting pictures right now but I do want to quickly write what’s been going on this past week. Our Bible study group has been participating in Holy Week. Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday but Monday through Thursday, we have been learning and experiencing what happened the week before Jesus was resurrected.
Monday night, we had a foot washing service. I can tell you that if I would have announced what the night was about prior to the women coming…I do not think many women would have attended! It was an experience. It was not as uncomfortable performing the foot washing for me as telling the women about it.
Tuesday night, we discussed the difference between Peter and Judas. The teaching time was very lively and I ran out of time. We also participated in Communion together.
Tonight, I finished up the teaching from last night. It led into the questions between Once Saved always Saved or Can you lose your salvation? We covered a lot of verses and had wonderful discussions. Then, we defined and talked about the history of Holy Week. One of the gals asked if this week was necessary today? Because the message of the Gospel was orally passed down for years, it is amazing to see how well the stories have been preserved. I also like how closely Lenten is to the Scriptures. We closed out by stating the 7 statements from the Cross and ending with IT IS FINISHED in total darkness. Each women left in silence! It was again, an experience more than a teaching. I am looking forward to hearing what the women thought of the night’s service.
Tomorrow’s teaching…”Why the Cross?” And then two of our girls are getting baptized. One gal just came to Christ at the Conference. The other gal was baptized as a baby and would like to make the confession of her faith public now.
Any questions? I would love to hear from you or your thoughts about the week.