The result of Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God and their rejection of Him as Lord and Master is clear. By Genesis 4 we have sin, evil, suffering, pain, depression, hurt, headache… and murder. Sin is throughout the Bible, and there are always significant consequences.
God designed us to be “in step” with Him. That is when we will be the happiest, the most fulfilled, and the most secure. My “ministry dog” Tillie does a great job of illustrating being in step with me in the video clip that goes with this post.
This will be my first attempt at taking one of my Bible studies that I taught in jail and putting it on the blog. My classes are 2 hours long, with a solid hour of teaching material, so I will be condensing and breaking it into several bite sized pieces. This is also my first study to feature video clips of my “ministry dog” Tillie!
I believe God put the idea in my heart to use a dog to teach His truth and demonstrate willing obedience in a way that would be memorable. I prayed and asked God to lead me to find just the right dog, and I prayed He would use her for His glory. I also spent time researching breeds and reading and studying dog training. After all, you don’t pray for something and then just sit on the couch and wait for it to happen!
This is a little video I put together that I often pull out and show to women in my jail classes.
I put some red food coloring in a glass of water to represent sin. Then I turned on the faucet and let the water flow, slowly at first, and then stronger. I love watching the women’s faces as the watch this video and begin to get an understanding of what it means to have your sins washed away.