The View From The Mountaintop
This nugget will be very different from all the others. In this nugget there will be quite a bit of liberality taken with the scriptures as to literalness. It is my intent to bring out points that may cause you to reflect on what these men suffered for their prize and provoke meditation on these scriptures.
activity: Draw a picture of the cross. Explain the pain that Jesus endured there.
Show how this can relate to our own periods of suffering. discussion: Friend, is it worth the wait and journey to you? Look what Moses suffered through 40 years. Look what Jesus suffered at the hands of the Jews. Look what John suffered on the Isle of Patmos. Are you willing to undergo the trials
and possible suffering for the prize that awaits those who endure? prayer:
Psalm 87:1 His foundation is in the holy mountains. Isaiah 40: 11 He shall feed his flock like a Shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.