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Sunday School: A General Study (Part 10)

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  • Very Rev Thomas P Mundukuzhy CorEpiscopa
    SUNDAY SCHOOL: A GENERAL STUDY Part 10 Six stages of Moral Development according to Kohlberg s Model: A. Preconventional: 1. One does what is right based on
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      SUNDAY SCHOOL: A GENERAL STUDY

      Part 10

      Six stages of Moral Development according to
      Kohlberg's Model:
      A. Preconventional:
      1. One does what is right based on the fear of
      punishment;
      2. Based on procuring something in return.
      B. Conventional:
      3. Concerned for the approval of others
      4. concerned about the rules and regulations
      C. Postconventional:
      5. Breaks out of being controlled by others and

      regulates one's own behavior
      6. Development of a healthy conscience - does the

      right thing because of one's own belief.

      Few questions to ponder:

      1. "What will be the boy's rule of life and his work"?
      (Judges 13:12): Manoah's question to the angel.

      2. Why are you going to him today? (2 Kings 4:23):
      Shunamite woman's husband.

      3. What kind of a child will this be? (Luke 1:66):
      John the Baptist. "Is this not Joseph's son?" (Luke
      4:22): Lord looks at the heart: 1 Samuel 16:7.

      4. Whose son are you, young man? (1 Samuel 17:58):
      Jesse's youngest son, shepherd of Bethlehem, giant
      slayer, composer of Psalms, musician, Jonathan's
      closest friend ... Was a fugitive but became Israel's
      king, a champion in battle and a troubled monarch.
      Glorious triumph, but great tragedy; strong in battle,
      weak at home; a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel
      13:13-14; 16:1; Psalm 78a:70-72.
      1. Spirituality: A heart like God's - in harmony with
      him, obeying His command: 2 Chronicles 16:9
      2 Humility: Committed heart
      3. Integrity: Wholesome and pure: Psalm 78:70-72
      4. Skilful: 1 Samuel 16:18 cf. Proverbs 18:16.
      (Parumala Thirumeny, Mother Theressa, Florence
      Nightingale, Fr. Damian, George Muller): Social work
      and gospel work intertwined.

      Psalm 127:3-4:
      1. Children are gifts (heritage): God's property
      assigned to parents.
      2. Children are fruits: nurturing, cultivation,
      hard-works in shaping a life.
      3. Children are rewards.
      4. Children are arrows pointing to a certain target.
      Children are very sincere, straightforward and
      truthful.
      Children should have the attitude of gratitude.
      Nathaniel: "There is no guile in him"
      John the Baptist: "No other greater person than him."
      Peter: the rock to build the church.
      Ask ourselves: "Show me myself, Lord, show me myself.'
      Pray: "Lord, show me Thyself."

      A. Be faithful: Hebrews 11:1
      B. Be truthful/sincere: "Come to the knowledge of
      truth: 2 Timothy 3:7.
      C. Be submissive: In all reverence: 1 Timothy 3:4.
      D. Be excellent: Wisdom is ethical and moral
      associated with excellence - truth, righteousness, and
      knowledge: Proverbs 8:6-11.
      E. Be sensible

      *** End of the series *****

      + Very Rev Thomas P Mundukuzhy, CorEpiscopa
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