Week 24, Foreign Influences

Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study

This week’s reading June 9-151
1 Kings 8:1 – 18:46
Acts 7:51 – 11:30
Psalm 129:1 – 135:21
Proverbs 17:1-13

Next Week’s Reading June 16-22
1 Kings 19:1 – 2 Kings 7:20
Acts 12:1 – Acts 16:15
Psalm 136:1 – 142:7
Proverbs 17:14-25

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • Jehoshaphat didn’t want to consult the prophet, Micaiah, because this prophet never prophesied good things. 1 Kings 22:8. Do modern Christians still prefer to hear good news, rather than the truth?
  • Continue reading “Week 24, Foreign Influences”

  1. If you are participating in the Saturday morning class, “The One Year Bible Challenge,” you should read the daily materials as set out in The One Year Bible.” The verses listed on this page will include a couple of extra days each week.
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Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream (non-dairy)

Prep Time 1.5 hours
Yield: 5 quarts
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly about 10 Days

Ingredients

Notes
1 Gallon Coconut Milk, Unsweetened In dairy cooler at Publix
2 cups Sugar Original recipe calls for “organic cane sugar (sub to half with agave nectar or maple syrup).” Note: may affect texture???
3 ½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract
3 Tbsp Whiskey (Bourbon is fine) See untested alternatives below
1 Box Ice cream (rock) salt Note: No real saving on salt or ice in the freezer for the ½ recipe, since the machine still needs to churn with the same ice cold outer mixture.
2 bags 20 pounds ice

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, vanilla and ½ gallon coconut milk in the ice cream freezer, with a wooden spoon. Then add the remaining ½ gallon coconut milk and stir and the 3 tablespoons of whiskey.
  2. Churn in the ice cream freezer until it stops, in about ½ hour.
  3. Let sit and harden in the freezer for ½ hour, before removing from the freezer.

Culinary Tradition:   USA, special diet

My Rating :  (4 out of 5 stars)

COMMENTS:

  •  Not bad. Everyone liked the recipe.
  •  Not as smooth and creamy as my best (cooked) dairy based home made ice cream recipe.
  •  There was a slight coconut taste. Discernible, but not overpowering. Hidden with a bit of chocolate syrup.
  •  The texture changes somewhat over time. It was somewhat more crumbly and crystallized each day. The bourbon was added to prevent/slow this process, and did help considerably, compared to no whiskey.

OTHER UNTESTED SUGGESTIONS:

  •  The following were other suggestions compared to no whiskey. Remember, the whiskey is added to make the mixture smoother, especially over time; not for the taste. The taste and alcohol content is not discernible, at this level.
  • This recipe starts to crystalize after a day. Online ideas to stop/slow crystallization—NOT all at once — not tested…
    • Churn less than capacity, to incorporate more air when churning; or
    • Add corn starch; or
    • Use agave, especially since the syrupy nature of agave helps prevent ice crystals from forming, keeping the ice cream very smooth (or use some honey); or
    • Add one Tbsp pectin (Publix, Sure-Gel Pectin)
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Week 5, One Year Bible Challenge: “Life’s Not Fair”

Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study

This week’s reading January 27 to February 21
Exodus 8:1-21:21
Matthew 19:13-23:39
Psalm 24:1-28:9
Proverbs 6:1-7:5

Let the children come to me, by Vogelstein, Vogel Von (1788-1868)

Next Week’s Reading February 3-9
Exodus 21:22-33:23
Matthew 24:1-27:14
Psalm 29:1-33:11
Proverbs 7:6-8:36]

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • Was the death of the firstborn the worst of the ten plagues? Exodus 12:29-33. If so, why? If not, which plague was the worst. Why did God save the death of the firstborn until last? Or do you think God had additional plagues in mind if Pharoah had not finally relented?
  • In Exodus 14:21 (WEBME) says, “the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” Did it really take all night for the seas to part? If so, why does popular culture often portray the event as only taking a few seconds or minutes?
  • Why did the manna which God provided to his people only last for one day at a time (excpet is lasted an extra day on the sabbath)? Exodus 16:14-23. Do God’s rules for the handling of manna have any application or meaning for modern Christians?

New Testament

What did Jesus mean when he said that “the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these [children]?” Matthew 19:16.

    • Was the mother of James and John out of line when she asked Jesus that her sons be able to sit at his right and left side in His kingdom? Matthew 20:20-22.
    • In Jesus’ parable, a wedding guest was thrown out of the wedding feast for not wearing appropriate wedding clothing. Matthew 22:11-14. Should we take this story to emphasize the importance of wearing our best clothing when we come to church? If not, what is the point of the parable..

FOOTNOTE:

  1. If you are participating in the Saturday morning class, “The One Year Bible Challenge,” you should read the daily materials as set out in The One Year Bible.” The verses listed on this page will include a couple of extra days each week.
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