Color Your Faith with Poetry

How finely crafted words help us pay attention to God's world.

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Overview

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

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • 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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