In teaching the New Testament this year, we were given the choice of teaching the 4 Gospels in order, or combining the similar stories and teaching them together. I chose to do the latter so that I wouldn't teach something in Matthew, then repeat it again 3 more times as I taught the other Gospels. However, this has created a slight problem for my sluggish brain.
On my schedule, it gives me the scriptures to be taught for the day. For example, one day had listed Matt. 5 and 7. I looked through my manual and found the teaching activities and methods that I thought were best. That night, I went to prepare my next lesson. As I looked at the schedule, I saw that it said that I was supposed to continue with Matthew 5 and 7. I'm not sure how I failed to notice that the first time. So I went back and found some things I could teach the second day.
Not wanting to repeat my mistake, I looked ahead to the next two days on my schedule, and found that I was to teach Matt. 8, 9, Mark 1,2,5,6,as well as Luke 7.8. I had learned my lesson this time so planned that I would stretch the material over two days time. I was quite pleased with myself that I managed to cover it amply.
Sunday morning I got up early to prepare my Monday lesson. To my shock, I saw that Monday's schedule said, "Continue with the previous lesson"! I went back and found some more things that I hadn't focused on, and was able to come up with a lesson. What a relief to be able to find something to teach, seeing that I felt I had already covered those chapters.
This afternoon I went to prepare my lesson for tomorrow. It was only then that I noticed that I was yet again to continue with the previous lesson! All I can say is that God is good, because I was able to find a 4th day's worth of things to teach. I hope I have this system figured out now, I don't think my stress level can take this kind of confusion any more. :)