CONCEPTS IN LESSON
TRANSITION TO ACTIVITY
If you think the class needs an example story, use this: A man and his son were rock climbing on a particularly dangerous mountain when they slipped and fell. The man was killed, but the son lived and was rushed to a hospital. At the hospital, the operating surgeon on duty looked at the injured young man on the operating table and declared, "I can't operate on this boy: he is my son." How can this be?
Answer: The operating surgeon was the boy's mother
Assumption: That the surgeon was a man.
Let the class ask their questions and figure out the mystery.
Answer: They died in an airplane crash.
Assumption: That the cabin is a cabin that people live in. But really, it is the
cabin of a 747 jetliner. The dead are the pilot and co-
Answer: Friday is the name of the man's horse
Assumption: That the word "Friday" refers to the day.
Answer: You pluck it
Assumption: That the word "down" refers to a type of feather, and not to the action of climbing off of a duck. This assumption is especially tricky to catch because the previous mystery put the image of a character riding a horse. So the mind immediate jumps to "riding a duck" even though that's absurd.
Answer: The wind blew open the windows, knocking over the fish bowl in which Bill and Monica had been swimming. The fish bowl crashed to the floor and broke, leaving Bill and Monica to suffocate without their water.
Assumption: That Bill and Monica were human. They were actually two goldfish.
TRANSITION TO SCRIPTURE STORY
READ SCRIPTURE: LUKE 4:14-
Recommend class reads it out loud; one person per verse
Luke 4:14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. 17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." 20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, 21 and he began by saying to them,"Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked. 23 Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself ! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.' "
24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.
25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the
sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout
the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath
in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time
of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed-
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