Sermon Sketchnotes – Jude

While our pastor is away on a mission trip, one of our elders preached on the book of Jude.  One of the points of new information I learned from this message is how many times false teachers are mentioned in the New Testament.  We must filter all teaching through the truth of God’s word and act with mercy toward our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Sermon Sketchnotes – 1 Corinthians 13:1-4

This sermon took us through the first four verses of 1 Corinthians 13.  If love is not our motivation, our actions are worthless.  My favorite takeaway from this lesson was the meaning/illustration given for the word patience.  It literally means “long in the nostrils” speaking of a bull breathing slowly and biding his time for just the right moment.

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Visual Book Review – How to Read Slowly

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I practiced my sketchnoting techniques by creating a visual book review for one of the books on my sons’ syllabus for the fall.  I have homeschooled my sons (now 16 and 13) for the past eight years.   For this school year, we are following a curriculum published by Cornerstone Curriculum which helps students form a solid biblical worldview foundation.

The first visual book review is for How to Read Slowly by James W. Sire.  My main takeaway from this book is how to discern the worldview of the author of whatever material you are reading.  He provides useful tips and good examples to help you learn to discern both the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of each piece of writing.

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My favorite quote from this author encourages us to be well-read Christians.

But as Christians we know that all truth is God’s truth and therefore there is nothing to fear from learning anything which is true. The major problem is error masquerading as truth. But unless we expose ourselves to other points of view and learn to analyze arguments, we may never learn to recognize error.

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