Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter 4 A (May 7): Church - Dead or Alive/Coming Home/Revenge or repair




















Bible Readings: Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10

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Lower right: Free clipart from the Hermano Leon site - see my link column at left.

Listening Song: Better Days Ahead
by Steve Grace on his album, Better Days Ahead (pictured at right).


Kids's Story: The Song of the King
By Max Lucado, Eagle, 1995, ISBN 0863472974 (pictured at left) and originally published as Tell Me the Secrets. This story goes beautifully with the gospel reading.

Kid's Story: Sometimes I Get Scared: Psalm 23 for Children
by Elspeth Campbell Murphy and Jane Nelson, Chariot Books. 1980. ISBN: 9780891912750


Youth: More Than Skin Deep
Found in Could Someone Wake Me Up Before I Drool On The Desk by Kevin Johnson, Bethany House Publishers, 1995, ISBN 1556614160, pp. 73 (pictured at left)


Film Clip: Nottinghill
Show the scene where they are sitting around in a small group and they all begin sharing personal things about themselves. (pictured at right) Goes well with the Acts reading.

Discussion: On film clip above
What does this clip teach us about small groups?

Film Clip: Dead Poets Society
(pictured at left) Show chapter 3 where Mr Keating (Robin Williams) encourages the boys to tear out the first few instructional pages of their poetry books and challenges them to instead, think for themselves and be part of life. He asks them what verse they will contribute to the world.

Discussion: On film clip above
What is your verse?


Film Clip: Worlds Apart
The new Heineken ad speaks to the Acts reading beautifully.

Film Clip: Eat Together
This clip from the Canadian government (I think) also speaks to the Acts reading very well.

Drama: The LCA and ECC

Found in Drama Resources 2, Lutheran Publishing House, 2000, page 74 (pictured at right). This is a drama about the church.

Story: The Flying V
Found in Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, Youth Specialties Inc, 1994, ISBN 031040261, page 95 (pictured at left). This story is based on the church.


Story: Twenty Dollars Short Found in In Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks Book 4 by Wayne Rice, Zondervan, 2001, ISBN 0310236193, page 122 (pictured at right). This goes well with the 1 Peter reading.Quote: Teresa of Avila
"Lord, if this is the way you treat your friends, it's no wonder you have so few!" This also goes well with 1 Peter.



Response Activity: Fridge Magnet Psalms
Found in Multi-Sensory Scripture by Sue Wallace, Scripture Union, 2005, ISBN 1844271668, page 22 (pictured at left).

Response Activity: Abstract Art Bible Pictures
Found n Multi-Sensory Scripture by Sue Wallace, Scripture Union, 2005, ISBN 1844271668, page 25 (pictured at right)

Response Activity: Psalm Calligraphy
Found n Multi-Sensory Scripture by Sue Wallace, Scripture Union, 2005, ISBN 1844271668, page 27 (pictured at right).

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