Buildings & Bystanders
Thy Neighbor ~ This section addresses the spiritual influence of other heart types around us. So ask a volunteer to re-read the story's scene: "...Armed and dangerous, he takes the bystanders within hostage on the top floor. And media helicopters eavesdrop on their newest crime star now pacing back and forth, hugging his guilt, just wondering how he got here..."
Next, ask everyone to consider what it means to be spiritually "armed and dangerous." What would their behavior be like? And what might a bystander be up against? (As they look for themselves in this story, perhaps they are the bystanders!) Now challenge your class to consider "the fool" in the book of Proverbs. Then introduce Proverbs 17:12, which is "lions and tigers and fools... oh my!" Ask everyone to write down these upcoming 20 scriptures "so we will won't be a fool's innocent bystander." This is compliments of our staff. Read to them the short, funny essay on The Top 20 Biblical Signs of a Fool (Click Here)