Most of today was invested in curriculum development. As much as I am passionate about getting men into the Word, this has been a slog. Part of the issue is that I am writing this for someone else to give. That is a challenge for me for a couple of reasons. First, and this is probably selfish, I would prefer to do it myself.
The Steep Challenge
Second, I do not know those who will be leading the session for which I am writing. I do not know their backgrounds, their experience in the Bible, or their views on what I am writing. Further, part of my assignment is the modules on personal Bible study. The focus will be a modified synthetic overview of the Gospel of John. That is a difficult assignment. Especially if one has never done a synthetic overview of a shorter book. The men attending will not have. Pretty sure the men teaching will not have either.
No Experience Necessary?
So my task is to write a lesson for people who have not done what they are teaching so that they can teach what they have never done to men who have never done it either. Seems a lot like the blind leading the blind.
So I struggle.
I have spent a lot of time praying and writing – not necessarily in that order.