Skin like Armor

Research Natural Science

May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it” (First Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV).

 In the homeschool classroom, our students are learning to draw and label different parts of the body.  By the end of the year, they will be able to draw and label the anatomy of the human body by memory.  That said, in class this week, we labeled and drew the skin and then talked about what we drew and labeled through the lens of Ezekiel 37:4-6.

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

In these verses, we noted the respiratory system (breath), the heart (“you will come to life”), the skin (flesh, skin), and the skeleton (“dry bones”).  We talked about how the skin protects “the [physical] internal environment” just like the “full Armor of God” protects our spiritual internal environment (See Ephesians 6:10-20). “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (v. 13).

Recap: Spring Week 7, 2/24/16 

Prayer for lead learner and student:May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify _______ through and through.  May _______ whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The one who calls ________ is faithful and He will do it” (First Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV).

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussions of the Heart

Research Natural Science

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10 NIV).

When reviewing and discussing the heart.  The students each presented questions based on their terms from the heart. One student posed the question:

“What attribute of God does the right/left pulmonary vein illustrate?”

Another Student answered:

“Blood always flows in one direction; Jesus flows in one direction. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).

Another student asked, “How does this research topic [the heart] affect the things around it?”  And, she profoundly answered her own question, “When the heart is working as it should you can be a benefit.” She then referenced a book we are reading called The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli.  She noted Robin, one of the main characters in the book, a child, who “had become ill and unable to move his legs” chose not to be a benefit because of his infirmity.  In fact, because of the anger in his heart, he had become quite the contrary.  When Dame Ellen came to serve him he “would neither turn nor answer” her and even flung the bowl of porridge she had brought him all over her in a fit.  However, once his heart was working as it should through the love, mercy, and grace of God, he became a benefit by using his hands, contrary to flinging porridge, to do good works.

Taken from Spring Recap Week 7, Second Semester Challenge “A”-2/24/16