November 5, 2017, Lectionary

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Twelve men took twelve big stones from the middle of the trouble/deliverance to set up on the other side to remember. Joshua 3:7-17; 4:4-8

There are some psalms almost totally given to remembering how the Lord led them in the past: Psalm 78, 105, 106, 107.

Paul reminded the Thessalonians of the beginnings of their church: You remember, you are witnesses, you know. . . 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

I suppose rituals of remembrance could be used as tools of power. Jesus said not to be using power over one another. Matthew 23:1-12

Thoughts about Listening

The choice of heritage (events to be remembered) and mnemonics (the means for remembering) is important for the next generation. Joshua 3:7-17; 4:4-8

Founding events need to be remembered. Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37

Remember the mentors who shaped you for good. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

Servant leadership. Not: "You're my servants; I'm your leader." But rather: "I'm your servant; let's do this together." Matthew 23:1-12

Bible Reading Group Homework

1.    Who has died from your family and community this past year? Tell your group so you can remember together that person’s life.

2.    Read or listen to Joshua 3:7-17; 4:4-8. Tell the story. Describe, draw, dance, or re-enact each scene. Discuss what each of the characters may have been thinking or feeling.

3.    Read or listen to Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37. Read it aloud together and listen to each other’s voices praising God.

4.    Read or listen to 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. List together the things of which Paul reminded this church. You remember . . . , you are witnesses . . . , you know . . . .

5.    Read or listen to Matthew 23:1-12. How should a leader lead? Discuss servant leadership and describe examples of it that you have known.

1. ¿Murió alguien de su familia y comunidad el año pasado? Diga a su grupo para que puedan recordar juntos la vida de esa persona.

2. Leer o escuchar Josué 3: 7-17; 4: 4-8. Cuente la historia. Describal, dibuje, baile o actúe cada escena. Discuta lo que cada uno de los personajes pudo haber estado pensando o sintiendo.

3. Leer o escuchar el Salmo 107: 1-7, 33-37. Léanlo juntos, en voz alta y escuche las voces de cada uno alabando a Dios.

4. Leer o escuchar 1 Tesalonicenses 2: 9-13. Haga una lista de las cosas que Pablo le recordó a esta iglesia. Ustedes recuerdan . . .  Ustedes son testigos. . . Ya saben . . .

5. Leer o escuchar Mateo 23: 1-12. ¿Cómo debe dirigir un líder? Discuta sobre el liderazgo de servicio y describa ejemplos que haya conocido.