Wednesday, April 8, 2009

NYC April Meeting

We had our April meeting on Sunday and here are a few highlights.  

Felicia did a review of all we covered during March.  We finished Deuteronomy, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, Ruth and started 1 Samuel.  

I talked about Doeg the Edomite.  He killed 85 priests of Israel and an entire city.  I think one of the reasons was because he was not an Israelite, but Saul had him as his head shepherd.  
Also there were some confusing times while Saul was chasing David.  Was it right to support Saul, though he was unrighteous?  Was it wrong to side with David, who did nothing wrong?  There were "troublemakers" who didn't support Saul as King.  

We spent most of our time talking about kings and leadership.  We talked about why the people wanted a king.  A king would make them like the other nations.  There was a security they could have, but it was a security without God.  I thought it was interesting that God chose the first king from Benjamin.  A few days earlier (in the chrono) Benjamin had almost been wiped-out because of their sin.  I wonder if God did this because having a king would be a bad idea.  We also wondered if leadership was important.  Was a king or a head leader (a symbolic king) necessary?  

The final question Luis asked sparked lots of conversation from the sisters.  What did they think Samson looked like?  Lots of conversation and people they thought he looked like.  Luis thought maybe he wasn't that big, but just had the spirit which made him strong.  We also talked about did Samson change at the end?  He prays and God used him to kill Philistines, but did he have to die?  Was there some pride there?  

It was a great meeting with lots of discussion and crosstalk.  

Liz was 2 months behind in the reading and I said I didn't think she could catch up and finish on time.  She said she could, so we made a bet.  A $20 lunch if she finishes on time.  I hope she does it, and she says she's done it before.  

Some picture were taken, hopefully someone will post them.  I'm looking forward to the next meeting!


Tera Chau said...

Go Liz! :)

Teena Phamster said...

Thx 4 sharing Justin! It's encouraging to hear all the good news in NY! So I am a bit behind..not 2 any spiffs for me to catch up? Ha! :)

Inga Gerard said...

the bet was raised to 30 dollars cuz Justin talked Junk and we upped the ante.