Welcome Millcreek Congregation You are now in church Please sit quietly with a pen or pencil to take notes during our sermon
The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, As we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil, For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Ten Commandments • I am the Lord your God: You shall have no other gods before me. • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. • You shall not make any graven images. • Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. • Honor your father and your mother. • You shall not kill. • You shall not commit adultery. • You shall not steal. • You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. • You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.You shall not covet your neighbors goods.
Questions 1. Consider the images and analogies utilized by Jonathan Edwards throughout the sermon. In one metaphor he compares us to a spider. What does he mean by this? Why does he use this figurative language and how does it contribute to his message? 2. How did this sermon make you feel? What is the purpose of this sermon? How are people meant to respond? How does this piece translate today? How might it have been received in 1741? 3. What are the prominent themes communicated by the images and analogies that Edwards employs? 4. We are going to be reading a play about the Puritans and people who lived sheltered lives and held the same beliefs as what we experienced today. What ways might this sermon be a clue as to the way Puritans lived, their belief systems, and their culture? 5. What do you think this sermon by Edwards has to do with the play we will be reading? Can you make any predictions about how “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” relates to The Crucible?
Class Discussion • What are the most striking parts of the sermon for you? Why do they stand out and grab your attention? • What are Edwards’ sources of authority or credibility? How does he elicit a response from his listeners?
Exit Interview • How did walking into “church” and the way I spoke to you make you feel? • How did it feel to have to know the ten commandments or be publicly shamed? Did you feel judged? Uncomfortable? Frightened? Out of place?