Storying: The Journey Continues
My guys have had some big time questions about God during this storying process. So I thought I would take a break from the redemption arc and tell the story of Job. We just finished Noah and next week we are going to dive into the Israelite narrative starting with Abraham but since many people believe that Job fits somewhere around Abraham chronologically I thought it would be the perfect time.
This was my first story to write on my own. Now I say that, but this story is pretty much written in the first couple of chapters of Job. It has characters and intrigue and dialog and even a little repetition just sitting there waiting for you.
I think the story went well, but I was sort of just trusting to my great teaching skills to know what questions to ask after it. I sort of assumed that I could follow the train of thought of the students and keep asking questions to get them talking. So I didn’t write anything down.
I think that was a mistake, because I didn’t have the next question ready I ended up talking more than I like to talk during these discussion times. We sort of fell back into our typical teacher/student roles, and when I do this again I will be sure to have some discussion questions ready.
We did open up the lesson with a new song from Kutless called “I’m Still Yours” which asks if it was all taken away would I still worship you. I thought it fit very nicely with the story of Job.