Posts Tagged ‘Life Application’

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Bonjour my bodacious and beloved Bible believing beings!

You’ve done it!
You’ve read Matthew.
You’ve reflected on his gospel.
You’re written at least 28 posts.
Well done. Well done indeed.

There’s another assignment in store for you before we depart for the summer. I want you to do a reflection post about your reflections. In other words, please blog about your blogging. Think about your experiences over this past semester, and then draw some conclusions. If you need a start, here are some questions you might want to ask yourself:

  • What did you like or dislike while making and maintaining a blog?
  • What did you learn while reading, reflecting, and writing?
  • Did you give this your full effort? Why or why not?
  • How were your comments? How were your peers’ comments?
  • What were some of your favorite experiences while journaling?
  • How did you struggle? What were some challenges you faced?

Before you start typing, please answer my survey so I can gain and use your feedback. Thanks!

One final thing. If you have some advice (about the blogs) for me or the teacher taking over 8th grade, please leave your advice in the comments below. If you think it’s too private, you can send me an email or fb message or speak with me in person. Thanks again! I love each of you!


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Bonjour, Hola, Ni Hao, and Hello Bible Classes! Welcome back, from your Easter holiday. I hope you were able to rest, have some fun, and remember the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection. “Alleluia! He is risen!”

Based on your feedback, we’re going to continue with the extensive freedom in your posts. In other words, read Matthew 21, and then do any kind of reflective post that proves to me you read the passage AND applied it to your life.

There’s one EXTRA thing I want you to write about though. You can even title it “Mr. Franke’s Special Request.” At the end of your post, please write about the fig tree found in verses 18-22. It’s a confusing passage, and even if you read some commentary you might be confused.  Try to make some sense of it and write about what you think it means. Do the best you can!

DUE: Thursday, April 28 (PE) and Friday, April 29 (SC and EB)

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Welcome back from your Ching Ming FestivalWhat did you do yesterday? Please share in the comments!


  1. Read Matthew 15
  2. Use the information in Chapter 15 to either create an ACROSTIC or an ANALOGY
  3. The acrostic or analogy should be related to Matthew 15. You only need to do it on one of the stories (not the whole chapter). Please be thoughtful and make it at least as mature as an average 8th grader’s level of mentality! 🙂
  4. Post it to your site
  5. Comment on other acronyms and analogies


DUE: Friday, April 08 (PE) and Monday, April 11 (SC and EB)

BONUS for those that want to watch (again)!!!

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“Whazzzzzzzzzzzzupppppppppp!” (this is inspired by the talking fruit and vegetables that Ryan Cheung and Keiyu Lin showed me on YouTube recently.)

Your Matthew 9 Post is like a normal one, but slightly different. Here are your instructions:

  • Read all of Matthew 9
  • Pick ONLY ONE STORY that stands out to you
  • Reflect on it and apply to your life
  • Write a post sharing your reflections for others to see
  • Then comment on your classmates’ blogs

Tis all! Remember, you don’t need to reflect on every single verse or story in Matthew 9. Just focus on one thought or detail.

DUE: Friday, March 11 (SC, EB) and Monday, March 14 (PE)

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Happy February 14th!

Find out the history of Valentine’s Day on History.com’s website: http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day There are some cool videos to watch as well!

Even though the romantic elements of this holiday really have no true historical basis, it’s still a great day to practice some love to those around you.  Jesus asks us to love our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength as well as to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matthew 22:37-39)

Who will you share the love with today? How might you do this? Let me know in the comments below! (It can be either serious or funny!)

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