Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lesson #1 of Christian Bully Fighter 101

A note to teachers: You can use whatever teaching method fits you and your student.  I will share what I did: I arranged for a special time for the class.  First I asked him what he thought our textbook should be.  He offered a few suggestiongs.  Then I said "It's the Bible!  Did yo know you can learn just about anything from the Bible?  It all depends on what you are looking for when you read it."  I then asked my son to read Genesis 3-4 out loud to me.  At appropriate points, depending on his attention span, I would ask him the following questions: 

Lesson #1: Test:

According to the Bible:

1. Who was the first bully? Whom did they bully and how? What lesson can a bully fighter learn from this?

2. Who was the second bully? Whom did they bully and how? What lesson can a bully fighter learn from this?

3. Who was the third bully? Whom did they bully and how? What lesson(s) can a bully fighter learn from this?

As he wrote down the answers, I had him keep two sheets.  One with Answers, and the other with Lessons.  The Lessons will form a credo that will be referred to quite often.  The Answers will help the student understand what is meant by the sentence which forms each Lesson. 

Answers (Can be found in Genesis 3-4):

1. Satan. He bullied Eve by lying to her. (Lesson #1) The lesson here is that a bully fighter has a very important job to first present the truth to others as clearly and plainly as possible. If you lie to people or misdirect them, then you are intellectually shoving them around.

2. Eve was the second bully, and she bullied Adam. She was doing something wrong, and she encouraged her husband, who was with her, to do it also. (Lesson #2) The lesson to learn here is that a Bully fighter needs to be careful not to encourage other people to sin. Often, children do this to their siblings by suggesting that their brother or sister does something that they know is wrong. A bully fighter would not do this and will warn other children to be on the watch out for it.

3. The third bully was Cain. He bullied Abel by hitting him, eventually killing him. Cain was jealous of Abel because Abel did what God told him to do and Cain chose not too. One lesson here is that a Bully Fighter should not act like Cain. (Lesson #3) A bully fighter can not physically touch people in order to get him to do what he thinks they should do. Cain wanted Abel to stop obeying God so much, because it made him look bad. Remember, no matter what you think other people should do, if you physically hurt them in the process of convincing them to behave, you have become a bully. Bully fighters make sure they don't turn into Cain's. Another lesson is that people who do act like Cain need to be stopped. Everyone, bully fighter or not, has the right and duty to stand up to bullies to protect themselves from being assaulted by bullied. This is called self-defense. (Lesson #4) A bully-fighter will defend himself and encourage others to do the same.

A third lesson is from Genesis 4:6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? 4:7 Is it not true 17 that if you do what is right, you will be fine? 18 But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching 19 at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.” 20

God is saying that Cain knows what he should do, all he needs to do is what he knows he should be doing. If he chooses not too, then sin will pounce on him like a wild beast and overtake him and possess him like a demon, making him into a bad guy. (Lesson #5) A bully fighter does what is right, so that they do not turn into a bully.

The Three Principles of lesson #5:

4. How does a bully fighter know what is right to do?

1. When a bully fighter is young, his parents tell him what to do. He must do this or he is not a bully fighter

2. When a bully fighter grows up, he will start to read the Bible for himself, and let God directly tell him what to do with things like the 10 Commandments.

3. When a bully fighter becomes a man, he will continue to do what is right by applying the spirit of the laws that he read to every day situations.


Ruby Claire said...

You didn't mention about christian student fight.

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Paul Ulrich said...

ruby Claire,
Due to grammatical inconsistencies, I cannot understand your statement. Please clarify and expound upon it, as I am eager to hear what you have to add. FYI, there will be more lessons coming shortly.

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