Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23 - Small Group News!

I love this time of year!  The weather in Arizona is beautiful, great for long walks and outdoor activities.  But if you're like me, the computer still pulls you in every night!  LOL

This week we will be finishing the month of February with Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah.

Driven by one overwhelming need, she sacrificed her reputation and nearly her life to achieve her goals.

Tamar's story can be found in Genesis 38

Let's chat about these questions tonight at 8 PM:

  1. Onan was supposed to father children through Tamar for his brother, Er.  This is the same act as that of the "kinsman-redeemer" found in the book of Ruth. The closest of kin was to father a child to carry on the line of the deceased husband. Although the act may seem offensive to us today, what do you think God's purpose was for devising such a plan?
  2. What do you think of Judah's response to the news that Tamar was pregnant (38:24)? Was it a double standard for him to condemn her actions but not his own?  Do such double standards still exist today?How? Are they as common as they were, say, ten or twenty years ago?
  3. The story of Tamar is a difficult one to digest.  There is simply no way to assimilate what she did with our current way of thinking.  Why would such a story ever be included in the inspired Scriptures?
  4. How has God worked good out of the bad things that have happened to you or to someone you know?


The Vineyard's Small Group Fair is right around the corner and I'm looking for volunteers to help 'man' the booth.  You can volunteer for either Saturday or Sunday; before and after services.  The dates of the fair are March 7 & 8.  

What will you be doing?  Greeting people and advertising our Online Small Group!  Once I've got my volunteers I will go over what needs to be done!  Please let me know if you are available no later than March 2.  

Thanks so much!  

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