The Bible has stories about people who sew. The Bible also has sewing terms, such "measure, eye of the needle, etc" that really have nothing to do with sewing. However, we can learn a lot about the culture of that day and some valuable lessons for everyday living. This is an activity that will challenge you to find these types of things in your Bible. For every "New" Bible verse or passage you bring to class, you will be given a gift from the "Treasure Box" and I will enter it on this site for everyone else to read.
1. Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, and Luke 18:25 "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
The camel was the largest animal found in Palestine. The great contrast between the largest animal and the smallest opening represents what humanly speaking, is impossible. I don't believe that God is saying rich people won't go to heaven. However, if riches become your god, that is, living to please yourself with your wealth and never satisfied with how much you have, you are not a true follower of God. God has blessed many people with wealth and those who use it to help others, will receive the blessing of peace, joy and contentment in this life.
2. John 19:23 (Submitted by Wendy Tait) "When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom."
When Jesus walked on this earth, these are the articles of clothing men wore:
-Inner tunic - This was a cotton or linen undergarment for the upper body, sometimes reaching to the ankles. In Jesus case this undergarment was seamless, a picture of Christ's perfection. Also it was too valuable to be cut up so they cast lots for it instead.
- Tunic coat or Ketonet - This was a shirt like garment worn over the inner tunic. Usually had long sleeves and extended down to the ankles.
- Cloak or Mantle - This was a robe worn over all the other garments for warmth.
- Headdress - This was a piece of fabric worn over the head as protection from the sun.
- Sandals - They were made from harder leather.