Exodus 34:5-7 Verb Project
Pick from one of the 6 verbs God uses when God reveals God’s self to Moses in Exodus 34 (a review of the verbs and their meanings in attached document). Create a “challenge by choice” project to demonstrate the deep meaning of this verb. Some project ideas; visual art project, poetry, short story, collage of images or “tweets”, digital media project, coding project, collection of true story examples, etc. Your project should show the meaning of the verb you choose. Pick a project that using your strengths and how you best like to demonstrate what you have learned.
Project Plan/Due Dates:
1) Pick your verb, plan out the specific details of your project- submit your verb choice and project plan to teams by Friday, April 24th
2) Work on project April 27th-May 8th . Completed Project Due Friday, May 8th . You will submit your work through teams- if you create an art piece or something along those lines, you may submit a photo of your completed work-
3) Write a short paragraph explaining how your project demonstrates the meaning of the verb you chose. Due Friday, May 8th, may be typed or handwritten- submit through teams.
Week 3 Assignment:
6th grade Week 3
March 30th-April 3rd
“ Erek Apayim”/ slow to anger: The phrase literally is “long-nosed”. It apparently suggests that whatever rage or anger was initially present has had a chance to cool off, as if it was breathed out of a “long nostril”.
Read the following passages where God is demonstrating his “erek apayim”, watch the video, and answer the questions listed below.
Nehemiah 9:17 New International Version (NIV)
17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,
Psalm 103:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
Joel 2:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
Jonah 4:2 New International Version (NIV)
2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
Nahum 1:3 New International Version (NIV)
3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and clouds are the dust of his feet.
Watch the Video story board on the Book of Jonah
Answer the following questions:
- Using the verses above how/when does God demonstrate erek apiyim (slow to anger) in the book of Jonah
- How would the story look different if Jonah demonstrated erek apiyim with his enemies?
- How would the story be different if God was not showing erek apiyim to Jonah and if God was a God who was quick to get angry?
- The Book of Jonah ends with a cliff hanger. God asks Jonah “You are concerned about a vine which cost you no effort and which you did not grow-and should I not be concerned over the great city of Nineveh in which there are more than 120,000 people?” What do you think happens next? Write a couple of sentences to show what happens next, does Jonah repent, or does he continue to hold on to his anger?
You may write or type your answers, Due Friday, April 3rd– please submit your assignment to teams.
Week 2 Assignment:
Hebrew word “nasa” means “forgiving”:-literally means “to carry or lift”. To take the weight of the wrong-doing or evil act and help carry it. We carry the load by taking away the weight of guilt when we extend “nasa” or “forgiveness.
Assignment: Read the following Bible passages and watch the two videos and then use the definition of “nasa” to answer the following questions- submit your answers to teams, due Friday-March 27th at 3:00pm.
- How does the father show “nasa” to the youngest son in the passage from Luke?
- Why do you think the older son was so angry when his father threw the party for his brother?
- What do you think Jesus drew in the dirt in the passage from John? How does Jesus show “nasa” in this parable?
- How to the two video clips demonstrate “nasa”?
- Pick one of the bible passages or videos, if you were the person who had been treated poorly in the story, would you have been able to show “nasa” like they did? Why or why not? Is it hard to show ‘true nasa”?
Read the Parable of the Prodigal Son
Luke 15: 11-31
Read John 8:1-11
Watch the two short video clips about forgiveness:
A Story of Forgiveness
A holocaust survivor’s inspiring story of forgiveness
Here are the questions for your Hesed assignment:
- How did Elizabeth Morris and her husband show Hesed to Tommy Paige?
- How do you think this demonstration of Hesed affected Tommy Paige or his life?
- In the second story did John deserve the care Samuel showed him when his household was put in quarantine?
- How did John react when the care package was delivered?
- Why do you think John was so overcome with emotion?
- How was Keisha’s act of throwing herself in front of the KKK member during the protest an act of Hesed?
- Why do you think Keisha’s act of Hesed led many other people to be forgiving towards others?
- How does John Lewis show Hesed to Elwin Wilson?
- What surprised you in the video clip?
- What do all of these stories (the video and the 3 examples from the handout) have in common?