How finely crafted words help us pay attention to God's world.
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Some stirrings of the heart and groans of the spirit donít translate well into prose or three-point reports. Thatís when poetry says things best. As we look at the Bible and John Stackhouseís article, letís answer the following: Why do we need poetry?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 109:1-19; 2 Samuel 1:7-17; Psalm 148; Song of Solomon 4:1-8; Isaiah 40:18-26; Revelation 21:1-5a
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: The Bible uses poetry to express a full range of emotions.
Teaching point two: The Bible uses poetry to depict the sublime and the indescribable.
Teaching point three: The Bible uses poetry to imagine what we havenít yet experienced but what we look forward to with hope on account of our faith in Jesus Christ.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Ears to Hear, Eyes to See, by John G. Stackhouse Jr. (December 9, 2002, p. 50, 5 printed pages)
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