Tu-tee Fruity Two

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

I must have overwhelmed you with yesterday’s “Question for Response”.  I just knew those acrostics were going to overload the network and shut down the internet as you filled in the comments with your responses.  But, alas, that didn’t happen.  So, today, you’ll have two opportunities to respond.  Am I doubling your homework?  Yes.  Bwa ha haaaa!

But first, read this passage from Nehemiah 8:7-8.  I just LOVE IT!

         “Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place.
         They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.”New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Ne 8:7–8). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

As Ezra read the law of Moses to the men, women, and children who had gathered to hear its reading, tutors were on the scene!  And what did they do?
     They
          explained it,
               read it,
                    translated it.
Why?
So that the listeners understood the reading!

So to review and bring in the new, here we go in our steps to understanding Scripture:

  1. Admit you don’t understand it.  That’s the review and now for the new…
  2. Seek help.

Again, that’s rather obvious, but may be more difficult.  Where do you go for help?  What kind of help?

Find a Bible study and get plugged in.  I bet there are lots of Bible study offerings in your area.  You need to ask around, call your church, look on websites (like Precept) that will have a link to a page with all the studies going on around the world where you could get plugged in.

Ask the leader for extra help.  When you get to the study, get acquainted with the leader and ask her if she would be willing to meet with you one on one to TUTOR you in Bible study basics every so often or if she can’t, ask her to find you someone in the group who will.  Set a schedule and stick to it.

Don’t forget you’ve got the ultimate tutor, the Holy Spirit, in you if you are a believer!  I know, though, it helps to have a person at times, too.  So, pray that you’ll find one who is willing to disciple you in such a way.

I would pass out if someone asked me to help…pass out with JoY!  I love tutoring!

Encouragement:
There are people out there in the Church who are willing to tutor others in basics of Bible study.  What a privilege it is to do so.  You just need to avail yourself to help and you need to make it known you desire help.  Go for it!  If you live in the Columbus, GA vicinity, I would be glad to teach you those basics.  Leave a comment for me with your contact email, and I’ll get back with you to set up a time.  I won’t publish those addresses, so don’t fear.

Questions for Response:
1.  Take your initials and make an acrostic about the Word using those initials as the first letters of words about the Word.  See yesterday’s post for my acrostic.  And read Psalm 119 for the ultimate acrostic.
2.  Who has been an encourager/tutor/teacher to you in the Word?  What makes them memorable to you?  Have you thanked God for them?

I’d love to get your feedback to post in the comments.  So, send me some!  Thanks!

2 Comments

  1. Keeps me thinking
    Accepts me
    Turns my heart toward You
    Holds me up
    Energizes me
    Releases me
    Is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path
    Nourishes me
    Endures forever

    You have been an amazing tutor to me, Amy! The first time you spoke at MOPs I was blown away and I wanted to know you better. I am so thankful that our paths crossed. I look forward to many more precept studies! Love, Katherine Cartwright

  2. Katherine,

    I think your acrostic is great! Good job and thanks for taking the time to get it done! Yea for you!

    Your kind words of our first meeting are so sweet. I love MOPS and treasure my times to participate as a speaker/mentor. You are one of the blessings from those days and you remain a blessing.

    Isaiah part 2 starts soon and I am so ready to get back in the groove. I look forward to seeing you there.

    Love you back,
    Amy

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