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  • Creation and Promise 1/8/2018

    week's Memory verses: 

    2 Timothy 3:16 & 17 - 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a]may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    I Corinthians 3:11 -  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    Monday 

    1. Remind the class about how things will be operating:

         a. This is a new curriculum - testing and working with it

         b. Includes memory work and journaling 

         c. If not invested or just getting credits - please find another place to be

               * Point is encountering God

               * Will be evaluated on process

         d. Electronics free except for working on projects - no exceptions

    2. Monday's - will be going through verse

        Tuesdays - Contemplative Inductive Study

        Wednesday - Paraphrase the verses

    3. ppt - Where we got our Bible

    • 1/9/2018

      1. Look at the various types of literature in the Bible

          a. Give a list of the books of the Bible

          b. What groupings are present there?

          c. Which of the types would be most instructive for how we should live?

               Ex. Psalm 137:9 versus Matthew 5

               Ex. Proverbs 27:15–16 and Proverbs 21:19 versus Ephesians 5:25

      2. Notice the overlap of the structure of the Old Testament and the New

      3. Consider the closing of the Canon.  Why might that be a good idea?  What problems might creep in if the Canon were opened?

      • 1/10/2018

        Note: Substitute present for this lesson

        Create a timeline on when the 66 books of the Bible where written and by whom.  You will need to do research to get this.  Where there are discrepancies, state which you feel is more likely and why. This should be done independently, but some collaboration may be used.

        • 1/11/18

          How to study the Bible

          1. Get the Big Picture
          –Know the geography
          –Know the writer
          –Know the date of writing
          –Know the historical background
          Write an outline after trying to read the book in one sitting, if possible

          2. Study the details

          –Divide the book into “chunks” according to your outline.
          –Give each “chunk” a title
          –Ask as many questions as you can about the text.
          –Find the answers using standard Bible tools (e.g. Bible encyclopedia)
          –Make a summary in your own words.

          • 1/12/2018

            Finish topic from yesterday

            • 1/16/2018

              Creation and Promise – Independent Study

              1. Read https://www.navigators.org/resource/how-to-study-the-bible/

              2. Practice this method, step by step, by studying Romans 10:1-13.  Show clear indicators of your work and email the project when completed.

              3. For review tomorrow


              • 1/17/2018

                1. Finish work from yesterday

                2. Review for a test tomorrow

                • 1/18/2018

                  Finish assignments from above

                  Study for tomorrows test

                  • 1/22/2018

                    Best practices for study of scripture

                    1. Scripture is best interpreted in loving fellowship

                      * This does not negate personal Bible study which is critical

                       a. People come from different gifts

                                 - Teacher – Analytical and verbal

                                 - Mercy – Enters at a feeling level

                                 - Prophet – Seeks the mind of God on   right and wrong

                                  - Service – looks for ways scripture   encourages to help people

                        b. We need each other to complete the vision

                         c. Exercise Luke 5:17-26 – What do you see?

                    2. “Iron sharpens iron” – holding each other accountable

                      a. Joe – Harry window

                     b. All need accountability (Most successful addiction treatments)

                     


                    • 1/23/2018

                      1. Students are to look up Luke 4:16-23

                          a. Find the differences as translated in the KJV, NIV, and Good News Bibles

                          b. Explain how translation works

                               * Wooden translation does not deal with idioms, euphemisms, etc. very well.

                      2. Look at 1611 version of Bible in English (Luke 4:16-20)

                      3. Translate a section of 1611 Bible into modern english 

                      • 1/24/2018

                        1. Have the class brainstorm on what makes Christianity different (multiple answers can be given).
                             a. This should be done in table groups
                             b. Poll the groups and critically examine each suggestion
                        2. Read the following article and write a 1 page response: https://www.everystudent.com/features/connecting.html 
                             a. Points that we agree with
                             b. Points of disagreement
                             c. Points missed
                        3. How would you respond to a Hindu who believes in many paths?
                        • 1/25/2018

                          1. Look at a chapter of the Bible in Greek/English interlinear.

                          2. Each table group should translate into a readable form of English.

                          3. Compare translations and justify your table's rendering. 

                                 a. Work on easier Mark 2 for practice

                                 b. Then try the more difficult II Timothy 3

                          • 1/26/2018

                            Find what each of the following religions claim is the:

                                            a. Problem(s) of humanity

                                            b. The solution each religion gives for that problem(s)

                                            c. Where each religion misses the mark with their evaluation of the above

                            Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Secular Humanism


                            • 1/29/2018

                              Understanding the world religions compared to Christianity

                              1. Read the article - https://www.everystudent.com/features/connecting.html

                              2.  Write a 1 page single spaced article about why the world's religions cannot be made into a one world religion without sacrificing their core concepts about 
                              God

                              3. Talk about the insights in a class setting.

                              • 1/30-31/2018

                                1. Investigate your denomination's theology.  What does it hold in common with other denominations of the Christian faith?  What are the distinctive beliefs of you denomination?  Where are those distinctive beliefs supported in scripture?

                                Rubric 

                                4-6 minute presentation on your denomination or one of your choice if you are not part of a denomination - 80 point summative



                                Beginning

                                1

                                Developing

                                2

                                Accomplished

                                3

                                Exemplary

                                4

                                Score

                                 

                                Quality of Thought

                                 

                                Showed little critical thought or struggle with topic

                                Shows some critical thought or struggle with topic

                                Shows deep thought and wrestling with the topic

                                Profound thought for High School


                                 

                                Correct length Presentation – 4-6 minutes

                                 

                                 

                                More than two page difference

                                More than one page difference

                                Less than one page more than 1/2 difference

                                Target length attained


                                 Accuracy of presentation

                                Major discrepancies in material and major exclusions

                                Minor discrepancies and minor exclusions

                                Accurate material but some exclusions

                                Both accurate and complete


                                 

                                Use of Private research materials and referencing of materials

                                 

                                0 or 1 references of medium or better quality

                                2 or 3 references of medium or better quality

                                4 or 5 references of medium or better quality

                                More than 5 references of medium or better quality


                                 

                                Flow

                                Presentation is muddled and incomprehensible

                                Presentation has some cohesion but lapses regularly

                                Presentation is cohesive with few lapses

                                Presentation flows well and is well communicated







                                • 2/5/2018

                                  Finish presentations on denominations and religion (see last week)

                                  • 2/6 + 7/2018

                                    A. Look at the Creation account of Genesis 1

                                         1. What problems are apparent in this account

                                         2. How do you explain these?

                                         3. Look at account on the board

                                    B. God as Creator - A Look at Creation - Excerpts of "Is Genesis History?" throughout

                                       1. Evidence for Creation 

                                       2. Creation of the Spiritual Universe

                                       3. Creation of Adam and Eve

                                       4. Creation of Time

                                    C. Research "Where was God before the world was created?" 

                                         - 1 page

                                         - Site sources


                                    • 2/8&9/2018

                                      Consider both the Biblical and ethical dimensions of caring for our planet

                                          1. What Bible passages might speak to this issue

                                          2. What are the ethical components?

                                          3. What things about the changes to our planet over the last 200 years might be alarming?

                                          4. Other questions that arise from your work.

                                      Rubric 

                                      6-8 minute presentation on care for planet issues of your choice.  100 point summative



                                      Beginning

                                      1

                                      Developing

                                      2

                                      Accomplished

                                      3

                                      Exemplary

                                      4

                                      Score

                                       

                                      Quality of Thought

                                       

                                      Showed little critical thought or struggle with topic

                                      Shows some critical thought or struggle with topic

                                      Shows deep thought and wrestling with the topic

                                      Profound thought for High School


                                       

                                      Correct length Presentation 6-8 minutes

                                       

                                       

                                      More than two page difference

                                      More than one page difference

                                      Less than one page more than 1/2 difference

                                      Target length attained


                                       Accuracy of presentation

                                      Major discrepancies in material and major exclusions

                                      Minor discrepancies and minor exclusions

                                      Accurate material but some exclusions

                                      Both accurate and complete


                                       

                                      Use of Private research materials and referencing of materials

                                       

                                      0 or 1 references of medium or better quality

                                      2 or 3 references of medium or better quality

                                      4 or 5 references of medium or better quality

                                      More than 5 references of medium or better quality


                                       

                                      Flow

                                      Presentation is muddled and incomprehensible

                                      Presentation has some cohesion but lapses regularly

                                      Presentation is cohesive with few lapses

                                      Presentation flows well and is well communicated









                                      Dynamic           Presentation did    Somewhat     Very Motivating    Sign me up!

                                      Motivational       little to motivate   motivational       

                                      • 2/12-15/2018

                                        Continue on project from last week - presentations due on Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th.  Summative grade.

                                        • 2/19/2018

                                          1. Ppt on ecological footprint
                                          2. http://www.footprintcalculator.org/result1a
                                          3. Write 1 page response to what was discovered above
                                               a. How do you feel about the score
                                               b. Is it or is it not a "big deal"
                                               c. What categories were the highest for you?
                                               d. What categories are you most likely to change
                                               e. How do feel about the statement "Live more simply so others can simply live."

                                          • 2/20/2018

                                            Finish assignment from 2/19

                                            • 2/21-23/2018

                                              1. Begin introduction to Jubilee

                                                  a. Have students read Leviticus 25:-10

                                                  b. Write  2 page investigative paper on Jubilee.  How would it work.  What is the idea behind it?  Trace it in scripture.  See https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/themelios/jubilee_baker.pdf

                                              2. Show video - income disparity in the U.S. and World



                                              • 2/26-3/2/2018

                                                1. Begin introduction to Jubilee

                                                    a. Have students read Leviticus 25:-10

                                                    b. Write  2 page investigative paper on Jubilee.  How would it work.  What is the idea behind it?  Trace it in scripture.  See https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/themelios/jubilee_baker.pdf

                                                2. Show video - income disparity in the U.S. and World


                                                • 3/5/2018

                                                  1. Present findings on Jubilee
                                                  2. If time permits: 
                                                  Begin unit on listening to God
                                                  1. Basic tools
                                                  •Think Like God thinks
                                                  •  Value what He values
                                                  •      Love like He loves

                                                  2. Discuss the research done on listening to God : 

                                                  You are approached by one of your friends who has recently become a Christian.  They have been struggling with how they can hear the voice of God and know what God is directing and want you to explain it to them.  You will be meeting with them tomorrow.  Find the answers and scripture to back up your advice.




                                                  • 3/6 - 9 & 7/2018

                                                    1. Complete assignment on listening to God

                                                    2. Conduct table talks on things found about listening to God

                                                    3. Listening to God ppt.

                                                    God’s voice will always confirm the work of Jesus in us.

                                                    God will never ask us to do something that contradicts His word.

                                                    When God speaks to us, it is always consistent with His word.

                                                    4. Take quiz on listening to God

                                                    5. Read chapter 3 Celebration of Discipline - Record 3 questions you still have about prayer 



                                                    • 3/12-19/2018

                                                      1. In table groups, address all questions raised about prayer on Friday.

                                                      2. Distribute books - Celebration of Discipline

                                                      3. Project - individually research and present one of the areas of spiritual discipline as seen in Celebration of Discipline 

                                                      Rubric Spiritual Discipline Presentation

                                                      6-10 minute presentation on Spiritual Discipline. The presentation should both capture the imagination of the class and be accurate to scripture.  It also should have practical application for today’s world.

                                                       

                                                      Beginning

                                                      1

                                                      Developing

                                                      2

                                                      Accomplished

                                                      3

                                                      Exemplary

                                                      4

                                                      Score

                                                       

                                                      Quality of Thought

                                                       

                                                      Showed little critical thought or struggle with topic - impractical

                                                      Shows some critical thought or struggle with topic – had some insights

                                                      Shows deep thought and wrestling with the topic – mostly good insights

                                                      Profound thought for High School – Excellent and practical insights

                                                       

                                                      Correct length of Presentation

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      More than 3 minute difference

                                                      More than 2 minute difference

                                                      More than 1 minute difference

                                                      Target length attained

                                                       

                                                      Use of book and web based materials as referenced 

                                                      Few if any uses of materials

                                                      Some use of materials

                                                      Effective use of several materials

                                                      Profound use and understanding of the materials used

                                                       

                                                      Positive Interest Generated

                                                       

                                                      A real snoozer

                                                      Some points got across

                                                      Good interest generated for the most part

                                                      Class on the edge of their seats

                                                       

                                                      Flow

                                                      Muddled and incomprehensible

                                                      Some cohesion but lapses regularly

                                                      Cohesive with few lapses

                                                      Presentation flows well and is well communicated


                                                      Mr. Fry March 12, 2018

                                                       

                                                      The goal of this assignment is to help students integrate these very important concepts into their consciousness and hopefully daily lives.


                                                          

                                                      • 4/2-5/2018

                                                        Overview of Spiritual Disciplines"

                                                        1. Inward:

                                                        ◼Meditation
                                                        ◼Prayer
                                                        ◼Fasting
                                                        ◼Study

                                                        2. Outward:
                                                        ◼Simplicity
                                                        ◼Solitude
                                                        ◼Submission
                                                        ◼Service

                                                        3. Corporate:
                                                        ◼Confession
                                                        ◼Worship
                                                        ◼Guidance
                                                        ◼Celebration

                                                        • 4/9/2018

                                                          1. Continue with "Wilberforce" 

                                                          2. Look at slavery in the world today

                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tQDYvPrE6k

                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ielKBf5Jp6E

                                                          3. Write a 1 page paper on what of the things seen impacted you the most.


                                                          • 4/12 + 13

                                                            Speakers were present for these days so the assignment on the 11th was postponed to the 16th

                                                            • April 16+17

                                                                 

                                                              Rubric Slavery

                                                              3 or more page paper on the topic of “Slavery - Christian Efforts to Stop Slavery in America - Then and Now -  150 point weight




                                                              Beginning

                                                              1

                                                              Developing

                                                              2

                                                              Accomplished

                                                              3

                                                              Exemplary

                                                              4

                                                              Score

                                                               

                                                              Quality of Thought

                                                               

                                                              Showed little critical thought or struggle with topic

                                                              Shows some critical thought or struggle with topic

                                                              Shows deep thought and wrestling with the topic

                                                              Profound thought for High School


                                                               

                                                              Correct length of Paper – 3 or more pages

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              More than 1 page difference

                                                              More than 3/4 page difference

                                                              Less than one page more than 1/2difference

                                                              Target length attained


                                                               

                                                              Research and sources 

                                                              Few if any sources used or quoted – those used are low quality

                                                              Some use of marginal sources or minimal use of good sources

                                                              Effective use of several quality sources

                                                              Profound use and understanding of several quality sources


                                                               

                                                              Correct spelling, grammar

                                                               

                                                              More than 8 spelling or grammatical errors

                                                              6 or 7 spelling or grammatical errors

                                                              4 or 5 spelling or grammatical errors

                                                              Less than 3 spelling or grammatical errors


                                                               

                                                              Flow

                                                              Paper is muddled and incomprehensible

                                                              Paper has some cohesion but lapses regularly

                                                              Paper is cohesive with few lapses

                                                              Paper flows well and is well communicated



                                                              Mr. Fry April 9, 2018


                                                              The goal of this paper is to help you see the history of and present fight for total abolition in the United States.  Awareness of an ongoing problem of social injustice and what Christ would want us to do about it is central to this paper.


                                                               

                                                              • April 18-20

                                                                Continue Ppt., video clips and lecture on the Celebration of Discipline (Foster)

                                                                Inward:

                                                                ◼Meditation
                                                                ◼Prayer
                                                                ◼Fasting
                                                                ◼Study

                                                                Outward:

                                                                ◼Simplicity
                                                                ◼Solitude
                                                                ◼Submission
                                                                ◼Service

                                                                Corporate:

                                                                ◼Confession
                                                                ◼Worship
                                                                ◼Guidance
                                                                ◼Celebration



                                                                • 4/23 + 24/2018

                                                                  Simplicity

                                                                  ◼What it is
                                                                      ◼Sets things in their proper place
                                                                      ◼Joyful unconcern for possessions
                                                                      ◼Rejoices in the Lord’s gracious provisions
                                                                      ◼Inward change expressed outwardly
                                                                  ◼Unity and Balance

                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGmFQ9icPzA
                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiC-d5TIZQ

                                                                  Read: https://www.crosswalk.com/family/finances/the-art-of-simple-living.html
                                                                  Write about your plan for simplicity - one page

                                                                     Help with Resources


                                                                    • 4/30/2018

                                                                      •  Continue on ppt of Celebration of discipline:
                                                                      • ◼1) Practicing the Presence of God
                                                                        ◼2) Praising Him
                                                                        ◼3) Singing
                                                                        ◼4) Teaching
                                                                        ◼5) The Lord’s Supper
                                                                        ◼6) Giving
                                                                        ◼7) Prayer

                                                                      • 5/1/2018

                                                                        1. Finish input Celebration of Discipline

                                                                        Practice the Presence of the Spirit

                                                                         Vary your experiences

                                                                         Prepare ahead of time

                                                                         Adopt a “we” not a “me” attitude

                                                                         Cultivate holy dependency

                                                                         Embrace distractions

                                                                         Worship anyway

                                                                        2. Review for tomorrow's test

                                                                        • 5/3/2018

                                                                          1. Look at yesterday's tests and correct

                                                                          2. Give introduction into the book of Revelation as compared to Matthew 24

                                                                               a. Read Matthew 24 - Summarize in 2 sentences

                                                                               b. Read Revelation 1 - Summarize in 2 sentences

                                                                          3. Prophecy update (if time permits)

                                                                          • 5/4/2018

                                                                            Project – Systematic Theology (75 formative points)

                                                                            For class on Friday, I will be away.  Mr. Eales will be the substitute teacher.  Please:

                                                                            1. Read Revelation 6 and list the 6 seals that are opened and what each seal contained

                                                                            2. Read Chapter 7 and list the people groups that are mentioned here.  Do research to identify those groups.

                                                                            3. Read Chapter 8 and 9 

                                                                                            a. What do you notice about what the 7th seal contains?

                                                                                            b. List the  trumpet events.  Do some research to find if you think this is a literal or symbolic prophecy (in other words, is it literally going to happen or not).  Explain why you thing this.

                                                                                            c. Compare this to Matthew 24.  Do you see overlaps?  If so, what.


                                                                            • 5/6-11/2018

                                                                              1. Review items found on Friday

                                                                              2. Looking at the 7 seals - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb9Ow2N4Ogs

                                                                              1ST: White Horse (conquering force going forth)

                                                                               2nd: Red Horse (worldwide wars & bloodshed)

                                                                               3rd: Black Horse (famine & scarcity of food)

                                                                               4th: Pale Horse (pestilence, plagues & death)

                                                                              5TH: Martyrs (persecution & martyrdom)

                                                                              6TH: Quake & Celestial Signs

                                                                              7th: Opens the 7 trumpets

                                                                                     * Quiet when opened - in awe of how bad it is


                                                                              • This week

                                                                                May 14-17 2018

                                                                                • A.  Go through the 7 trumpets, reading, writing, and viewing documentary

                                                                                  1 Land   -  there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.Sea        

                                                                                  2 Sea - something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.       8:8

                                                                                  3 Rivers and Springs -     a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-- the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.                8:10

                                                                                  4 Sun -  a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.  8:12

                                                                                  5 Abyss  (First Woe) - I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.           9:1

                                                                                  6 Great river Euphrates  (Second Woe) - It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." The four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.     

                                                                                  Interlude             The little scroll - tasted sweet, but turned bitter.

                                                                                  Measuring the temple

                                                                                  The two witnesses

                                                                                  7 Air (Third Woe) - there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."

                                                                                  B. Bowls of Wrath

                                                                                  Plagues on Evil Individuals 

                                                                                    1.  Ugly and painful sores

                                                                                    5.  Painful blindness affects Lucifer's officials

                                                                                    2.  Oceans turn to blood

                                                                                    6.  Kings of Earth gather for Armageddon

                                                                                    3.  Rivers and springs turn to blood

                                                                                    7.  Hailstones weighing 100 pounds each fall and a sword comes out of Jesus' mouth kills the remaining evil people

                                                                                    4.  Scorching heat