Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Today’s project involves the newspaper or online news since Habakkuk was seeing violence done in the world around him. Read the passage to prime yourself and then find a story or stories with photos that caught your attention. Paste the photos onto a piece of paper, then add words or quotes from the story or headline that resonated with you.
You’re then going to add some or all of verse 2 to clip art of a scroll (search for banner) and paste that above the images. Don’t make the scroll too big or the images will be lost.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
This passage is the first part of the letter so Paul addresses the church members and praises them. Imagine you are Paul writing about yourself. How would you praise yourself? What might Paul say about you to other believers?
Take out a blank sheet of paper and write verses 1-2 exactly as Paul wrote them, then add the first part of verse 3, “We must always give thanks to God for you, (name)” before writing down how Paul would praise you. When you’re done, add verses 11-12.
This passage has a couple of opportunities to get inside of it. You’re going to imagine you are Zacchaeus and Jesus is inviting himself to dine with you. This is a project that might be easier on the computer. Copy the text into a word processing file and change the story to include your gender and name where Zacchaeus is referred to.
Verse 2 – How would someone refer to you by occupation and status?
Verse 7 – Why might people grumble (out of jealousy) that Jesus had selected you to dine with instead of them?
Verse 8 – Hearing their charges, how can you make things right?