the next weeks reading and I tried to read/listen to the 10 chapters at least 5 times during the week.
In a way we tried to become Israelites, without losing our Christianity of course. But we tried to think in a pre-gospel mind set. As a church we did a few different activities during this time. One Sunday we gathered around tables and we built a paper model of the tabernacle. Each family had a specific duty that they were responsible for. Another Sunday, as we studied the Passover, we celebrated a Seder meal together. Another Sunday we arranged the chairs into the marching pattern of the 12 tribes.
A few things we learned along the way:
1) The book of Genesis covers way more time than any other book.
2) There was no perfect person in the Pentateuch
3) The events of the Pentateuch did not happen in isolation.
4) There were many other events going on in the world that are not covered in the Bible.
5) This method of teaching helps us to see a bigger picture of God in and through time.
6) If we stopped here the story would not be complete.
I am sure others learned other lessons during our time in the
Pentateuch, if so please leave some comments.