This will be my last post on this subject before I go into recording mode this week...
While outlining this curriculum, I ran into some hard questions that I know a person like me would raise during the study. Like I said earlier, this whole submission issue is a really tough issue to talk about in today's culture. To say that you have to submit to God can imply that God has a law that you must submit to. And if he does have a law...what law is it? Is it the same law that was given to and through Moses? Then you run into the law or grace thing.
Whether or not the Torah applies to us today is a question that not many of us want to try to answer. Yet it affects every part of our lives. Because the law dictated how we should live in so many areas of our life we have to come to this crossroads: did God redeem us from a strict standard so that we could live by a more vague one or has He provided a standard just as high in the New Testament. If so, where is it? This is at the center of the submission message. God does have a way that He wants us to live. That Way is in His Word. We'll dive deeper into what that looks like on a practical level in the curriculum. The PDFs that will be provided for small groups will answer questions and raise new ones. My hope is that it will provoke some iron sharpening on a small group level.
Pray for me as I wrap up the outlines and go into recording mode this week! I'm excited!