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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
How Christian standup comedians help us toward a more holistic faith.
Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. Indeed, there is some evidence that laughing (as well as faith and prayer) can help cure disease. In this study, based on Marshall Allen s review of Christian standup comedians, we will look at the role that humor plays in the lives of Christians and in the Bible.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 18:9-15; Luke 7:31-35; Mark 10:25-27; Matthew 23:24; Matthew 15:7-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: Laughter can be a sign of unbelief as well as an expression of faith and gratitude.
--Teaching point two: Jesus enjoyed a good party.
--Teaching point three: Jesus used humor to communicate truths about the gospel and discipleship.
--Teaching point four: God uses what the world sees as foolishness (cause for a big laugh) to bring about his eternal purposes.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Standup for Jesus, by Marshall Allen (2002)
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