Wednesday, May 30, 2007

taking suggestions

In May, we explored the stories of 4 Women of Grace. . . Leah, Hannah, Abigail, and Rebekah. I've been encouraged by my own study and by the response of the people to the series. Any take-away thoughts on your end? Which woman's story did you connect with best?

Beginning this Sunday, and going through June, we'll look at 4 Men of Grace. Not surprisingly I've got way more than 4 men in mind, just as I had many more than 4 women. I'm having a hard time choosing, so I'm inviting suggestions. Are there any slightly more obscure men that you like to see me tackle?

Any bets on who who we'll look at this week?

13 comments:

Kevin Heldt said...

In one sense they're definitely not obscure but you don't necessarily hear much about them as men: Isaiah and Jeremiah.

And let's see, this week you're going to cover Timothy. :)

erik ernstrom said...

I'm going to guess that you'll hit at least one of these:

Abel
Lot
Caleb
Elisha
Aaron

And I think this week you'll teach on Second Timothy. :)

Pastor Tim Theule said...

Sticking with the OT boys!

Jeremiah and Isaiah are worthy of full book studies. Someday!

Also, I have a vision to do a series entitled "Route 66" where I'll do a one week overview on every one of the books of the Bible. Someday!

Kevin Heldt said...

At 66 and 52 chapters, certainly they are worthy of full book studies. But that's as books of prophecy. As individuals, I thought the scope would be reduced considerably.

Next guess for this week: Sisera. You know, kind of a camping theme...

Tim Weaver said...

I like the Caleb suggestion.

I'm also for the Aaron suggestion. He, like Caleb is not really obscure, but his always seems to be the side light of a Moses story. Miriam (I know she is female) has some significant story line as well.

Othniel is a great somewhat obscure guy. He wins his wife (and an awesome wife at that) conquering the land and becomes the first Judge.

Eli would be an interesting study. He is a terrible father, but does well with Samuel.

Nathan and Samuel are less obscure. They endure some heartbreaking events in Israel's history.

Stephen the martyr has good material to work from.

I love the Route 66 idea. I would love to hear from Philemon and Malachi

Anonymous said...

So many interesting men... Josiah would be cool and great for our "family worship services" oh, what a plug! haha. I think Aaron would be particularly interesting as well... oh and the Route 66 idea, sounds like a totally awesome idea! Hmmm, just thought that going off track to tackle Nebuchadnezzar would be crazy! Alright, i'm totally excited! ben collins

Suzette said...

I'll say Joshua because it was great last year and nobody at church got to hear it. I particularly liked "God Prepares and God Promotes". And not mentioned in your previous talk is his covenant with the Gibeons and his faithfulness to it inspite of their deception.

Not obscure, but in keeping with the theme from Jonah of going into more depth on the stories as kids we may have gotten a fairy tale version of would be Noah, Daniel and Sampson.

Also Elijah, Hezekiah or Josiah (his response to hearing the word of God is most impressive).

Suzette said...

Oh yeah - I have last years Campus By the Sea lectures by Tim on CD if anyone wants to hear them. You'll have to get the outlines from Tim though.

If anyone is interested I am willing to put them in the Grace Library collection just let me know.

Lisa Lewis said...

My vote is for Hosea. I would love to hear your take on him and his life of grace. What a picture of endurance in spite of...

I would also like to what you have to say about Boaz. Now there is a man of grace....

Jacquelyn said...

If you start with Jabez I'll be more than a little disappointed! I've always loved the book of Habakkuk and a life of David study would take decades. John also is an interesting character. How would you like to be called the disciple that Jesus loved? Anyway, it was interesting to go through the women of grace series especially since I am slowly working my way through "12 Extrodinary Women" by John MacArthur.

Nate Maas said...

I think with a series on godly men, you'll be looking at less known characters. I think any of the following would make interesting studies: Enoch, Caleb, Jonathan, Josiah, or Barnabas.

Ted Malley said...

Tim: I very much enjoyed your Abigail sermon. We're quite partial to her name and hope our little Abigail Rose grows up to her namesake and bring her "father's joy" as a wise peacemaker. Praying she doesn't marry a fool like Nabal :-).
Ted

Suzette said...

O.K I thought of an obscure one. Mephibosheth. You have talked a bit about covenants, but not really in depth. The only in depth discussion I have ever heard was when I read Kay Arthur's book "Our Covenant God". She started with God making clothing in Genesis 3 and continued on with each example of covenant as they appear in the Bible. I was really suprised and a little disturbed. Cutting animals in half and walking through the peices sounded kind of pagan. It didn't make much sense to me until she got to Mephibosheth. His situation is such a beautiful picure of how God has treated me. If he doesn't fit in the men of grace catagory I hope you will do somthing deeper on covenat some other time.