"To this day we have not the slightest idea what it was Jesus twice scribbled in the sand. By and large the commentaries have asked the wrong question through the ages. They labor over the content, over what he might have written. They ask what, without ever realizing the real question is why? It was not the content that mattered but why he did it. Unexpected. Irritating. Creative."
Singer, songwriter and diligent student of Scripture, Michael Card is well known for the depth of his lyrics and the artistry of his music. But far more significant than the songs he has penned is the source of his inspiration--the creativity embodied in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God.
In his book Scribbling in the Sand Card explores the biblical foundations of true Christian creativity. Whether we think of ourselves as creative or not, all of us are created in the image of our Creator God, and thus creativity is a vital expression of our discipleship.
This companion study guide provides eight sessions to help individuals and groups interact with the themes of Michael Card?s book. With discussion questions, inductive Bible studies and creative exercises, each session provides opportunities for reflection, discovery and application. The user-friendly format makes this guide ideal for small groups, Sunday school classes or anyone who wants to enter into a life of Christian creativity.
A Note from Michael Card
How to Use This Guide
1. The Hunger for Beauty - Psalm 8
2. The Call to Create - Exodus 35:4--36:1
3. Sing a New Song - Psalm 96
4. Recapture the Imagination - Matthew 13:1--13
5. The Servant Song - Philippians 2:5--11
6. A Lifestyle of Listening - Luke 2:1--10
7. The Call to Community - Romans 12:1--8
8. The Giving of Self - 1 Thessalonians 2:1--12
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