I'm using an inductive study and discussion format this week to discuss ObL's death, violence, justice, and God's heart with students. Instead of having a "sermon" or message where I give only my perspective on the issue, I think it's important to involve students in the discussion and come to some "conclusions" (using that word loosely!) together. Frankly, I'd be lying if I said I knew exactly how to feel about the whole thing. But I embrace the opportunity to discuss, discern, and discover what it means to follow Christ well in the midst of what I think we'd all agree is a profound moment in our generation.
I'd love to share the study and discussion guide with you.
Here's the student sheet - use this at the front end of your discussion to get students thinking biblically about violence, justice, death, sin, etc.
Here's the discussion guide - use this to move your students through a discussion on the issues.
Let me know how it goes!
- Tim B.