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Proverbs are not usually taught in the typical Rotation Model church for a number of reasons:


1. In Rotation, we teach one passage for four to five weeks, and thus, must prioritize which stories we choose to teach. In a traditional program their are 52 scripture passages in a year. In Rotation, maybe 12, but we cover them more in-depth, and in more memorable ways.

 

2. Proverbs tend to teach truths which are found in other passages, and particularly, in stories which are easier to remember and richer in detail.  It's a lot easier to develop creative lessons on a story than a one-liner.

 

3. Many great proverbs can be taught in other teaching venues, such as, fellowship groups, and children's sermons.

 

All that said, each Rotation church chooses what it wants to teach, and if you have good Proverbs lessons and resources to share, please do!

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Posted by member StaciWoodruff

Solomon's Proverbs Cookies Idea

Another idea you can use for the wisdom of Solomon is to make Proverbs Cookies (fortune cookies). The idea is not original to me, and I really thought I'd found it here, but I guess not since I didn't find it in a search of the archives.

We're doing Solomon in September (going along with our back to school theme as well). We plan to use this as a cooking workshop.

The lesson plan will go something like:
1. greet children
2. pray with children
3. read several proverbs, discuss meaning
4. discuss application to our lives today
5. practice writing proverbs as group
6. write proverbs on slips of paper for cookies
7. make "cookies" (slip in paper)
8. eat a cookie or two and save the rest to hand out at our monthly "friendship lunch" for visitors.
9. clean up
10. prayer & journal time

Staci

Fortune Cookie Recipe

Here is the recipe for the fortune cookies.

3 egg whites
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Have fortunes ready to go on small strips of paper.

In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites and sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time, mixing well after each. Consistency should resemble pancake batter. Spoon the batter into 3 inch circles on the prepared baking sheets. Leave room between for spreading.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Quickly remove one at a time, place a message in the center, and fold in half. Fold the ends of the half together into a horse shoe shape. If they spring open, place them in a muffin tin to cool until set.

Notes from contributers to AllRecipes (not Staci):
Although these cookies are not malleable if overbaked, you need to bake them long enough until they are golden around the edges or they will be too under baked and remain soft, spongy and pancake-like. Enjoy!

I really enjoyed these. I found that if you heated the pan before putting the cookies on they spread into circles easier. I only put two cookies in the oven at a time. Also, as a preference, I doubled the vanilla.

We folded them, then placed them in a mini-muffin tin to hold the shape.


RF Rotation Friend posted

Where to purchase Fortune Cookies.
Try clicking on the link below. If that doesn't work. Go to www.orientaltrading.com and type fortune cookies in the search box.   Oriental Trading

 

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Found in the What's in the Bible? DVD Series

DVD #8: Words to Make Us Wise Psalms, Proverbs, Writings

Episode 2, Chapter 2 of DVD #8 introduces the Book of Proverbs and defines "wise" in biblical terms and the "benefits" of God's Wisdom.

Supporting Members can print the full outline of the DVD here.

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