This past week I’ve been at KYLC (Katoomba Youth Leadership Conference). It was really good. We had two bible talks each day, one was about the book of Ezekial which is really cool. Full of visions given to Ezekial by God about the judgement of Israel. Then after Jerusalem was destroyed God said he would save his people and bring them back to the land and give them his Spirit… all very good (for us, not so good for them at the time because they were exiled in Babylon). The other bible talks were on Matthew. Ending with Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane and then Jesus’ death and resurrection. The point was made that the only way to reconcile humans to God was through the death and resurrection of Jesus; Jesus himself asked his father to take away the “cup” of his wrath if he could – he wouldn’t have made Jesus “drink” all of his judgement towards the sin of the world if he didn’t have to.
That probably sounds a bit weird if you haven’t heard much about it before – fell free to ask me about it.
We learnt about writing bible studies. Strand 1, which I’ve already done, looked at Matthew. Strand 2, which I did this time, looked at Ezekial and Strand 3 did the topic of resurrection.
I got home and realised that I need to write a bible study for a meeting tomorrow, it only needs to be a draft. I meant to do some while I was away but I didn’t get a chance. I should do that soon.