Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Faith that can move mountains

Tonight in council time, Tiffany, our T&T Commander, was giving a lesson to the kids on righteousness using Romans 3:21-28, which says this:

21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

27Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. 28For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.

After explaining what a few key words in the passage were, like "law," "justification," and "righteousness," she asked the kids where righteousness came from.

One kid raised his hand and answered, though not with the answer Tiffany was looking for.

"No, that's not it," Tiffany said, gently.

Next to me, one of the little girls in my group was re-reading the passage, trying to find the answer.

"This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe," she read out loud to herself.

Tiffany heard what she had said but couldn't pinpoint who had said it.

"Who said that?" she asked, excited that one of the kids had said the answer.

Nobody answered.

"Who said the 'f' word?" she asked, referencing the word "faith" that she had been looking for.

The leaders all stifled a laugh and all the kids' eyes widened. Tiffany blushed and backpedaled.

"Oh! You know that's not what I meant!" she exclaimed, flustered.

One more reason we love our Tiffany!!

4 comments:

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

lol thats awesoem .. go that little girl for finding teh correct passage in teh bible. are you a trainer for bobble study?

The Thompson's said...

Oh that is too funny, poor Tiff.

Tiffany Taylor said...

Oh my gosh, my boo-boo has been immortalized on the web! LOL. I know my face must have been bright red. Those kids probably went home telling their parents that they learned about the "f" word!

Mandy and Jack said...

LOL Maybe they did. But I'm sure the parents can forgive you for teaching them THAT "f" word. :)