News From Golden Years

April 24, 2011

I love my Saturday Bible class at Golden Years Nursing Home. Now that I have a microphone, everyone can hear me. The class is much more attentive as well as interactive.

Opps! Did I say attentive. Seems that Mrs. Victoria Lueke has dozed off.

Or, maybe the camera caught her trying to block out the VERY LOUD SCREECHING  sound from the speaker when I walked in front of it.

I’ll have to be careful not to do that again. It startled everyone–including ME!

While the sound was startling, Mary was concerned that I had been shocked by the clip-on microphone. It took time to explain what had happen and that I could not be electrocuted.

I do so encourage anyone working with a group of elderly, to use a microphone. The number that activity participate in my class has greatly increased.

Now that everyone can hear and know that the Bible is being discussed, there are fewer interruptions from one special coffee-junkie who would be happy to have a coffee IV 24/7.

I never cease to be startled with her commanding request!


It lets me know that she is not in a study mode and wants coffee. I explain that I am not serving coffee and she seems satisfied, but I know to expect another request equally as loud.

This is part of teaching at a nursing home–

Is it worth it? You bet!

Bible Lesson:

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15

The “EARS TO HEAR” in this verse refers to having the ability to hear God’s Word.

We have been studying about our two natures, Our Flesh Nature and Our Spirit Nature.

The Flesh Nature doesn’t have the ability to hear God–this nature is hardened, like Pharoah when he refused to let the Israelites leave Egypt.

The Spirit Nature can and desires to hear God. It is this nature that not only hears but can believe God’s Word.

Who has a Spirit Nature? God’s children, who are often referred to as sheep. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice..”

My Sheep Hear My Voice

Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded him and said to him, “How long do you keep us in doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand.” – John 10:22-28