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NOVEMBER WEEK 2 / / AT THE MOVIES

JESUS IS THE TRUTH

In the movie, “The Small Foot” the yeti’s who live high up on the mountain don’t believe in humans (aka smallfoots) when Migo the Yeti found Percy the small foot he found not only a never before seen species, he found a friend. All Migo had to do was boldly chase the truth no matter what people said. Jesus said in John 18:17, “I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Jesus is also known as “the way, the truth, and the life.” As you can see, the truth is a really important thing to God. He doesn’t want anyone to be deceived by lies. 

the whole yeti village believed one big lie, that humans aren’t real. Its a lot like how a lot of people are taught that God isn’t real. But anyone can find God no matter what they are taught. If they are on the side of truth like Jesus said, with a little help from you they can find not only that God Is real, they can find that He can be their closest friend in life. God’s truth and life fills us with wonder, and there is no life I would rather live than living with Him. Because a life thats full of wonder is a wonderful life.

So lets always be ready to tell people the truth - that God is real! And that He loves them and cares for them. Let’s remember Jesus’ words that He is the way, the truth, and the life.

Questions

  1. What does it mean when something is true?

  2. Is everything Jesus says true?

  3. How can we help others to see the truth of Jesus

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NOVEMBER WEEK 1 / / AT THE MOVIES

BE YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT

In the end the emoji Gene was able to save all his friends by being himself! This is true for us too… Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God loves the way He has made us and we should too! Don’t let the world try and take from you what God has called you to be! He has called us to live lives that are free and full of Him! A life that is the way God has made it to be will be fun of all of the fruits of the spirit! Do you know them? They can be found in Galatians 5:22-23. If you know them, go ahead and say them. Otherwise, heres the list:

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.

We should have emoji’s for all these! But better yet, if we rely on God we can BE all of them!

Questions

  1. What is one thing about yourself that you love that you know God loves?

  2. What does it mean to be yourself?

  3. Jesus has called us to love Him with everything we have. What is one way you can love God your way?

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OCTOBER WEEK 3 / / EACH ONE REACH ONE

The Big Point

I CAN TAKE THE GOSPEL TO MY WORLD "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16.

In the book of Acts we read all about Paul. He went around to different cities to share the gospel and told many people about Jesus. This man was a true world changer. Churches were started and many people heard the good news of Jesus Christ. Often Paul would travel by boat to get to the various cities that he visited. Most of his sailing trips went well, bit on his second journey things were getting difficult as he was already a prisoner of the Romans. This voyage was to Italy in captivity and now there was a storm coming.

The wind began to pick up violently as they sailed along, It was so strong it began to blow the ship off course, the men in the ship were through around and got very sea sick! They threw cargo overboard and were afraid for their lives. But God had taken care of all 276 of them.

After sailing for a long time things seemed to calm down a bit, the wind slowed, the sun came out and the sailors started to panic, they were so scared and they scrambled to get the boat under control. Paul kept telling them not to worry and that everything would be okay.

Then one night the storm got even worse. The ship was tossed around in the sea and it smashed against rocks and started to break apart. They were going to be shipwrecked! When they came near to land it was nearly morning They had been up all night in the storm and had not eaten any food. Paul broke bread, said thanks to God and they ate. Then as the ship ran aground they all swam to shore and safety. Paul, the other prisoners and all the sailors found themselves on an island called Malta. They had all arrived safely and Paul could go on spreading the good news of the Gospel

Paul’s life was an amazing adventure, that is told in Acts and his letters. He shone his light wherever he went. Even on that boat under arrest by the Romans he boldly stood and thanked God for the food. Throughout everything he trusted God, knew there was power in the Gospel and he boldly took the Gospel to the world.

Big Questions

1. Who was Paul and what did he do? 
(he was an apostle, told people about Jesus)

2. Was Paul afraid to tell people about Jesus? Why shouldn’t we be ashamed either? (See memory verse at top)

 

3. What other things did Paul do other than be shipwrecked? Do you know any other stories?

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OCTOBER WEEK 2 / / EACH ONE REACH ONE

The Big Point

WHATS YOUR STORY? "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16.

The Apostles followed Jesus during his time on earth. After he went to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to be their helper. The apostles performed many miracles and healed the sick! When they told everyone what Jesus had done in their life (their testimony), many people believed in Jesus!

All of this made the jewish high priest and his officials very jealous. So they arrested the apostles and put them in jail. But an angel of the lord came in the night and set them free! The angel told them to go and continue to tell people about Jesus. 

So at daybreak thats exactly what they did! Meanwhile, the high priest called together a meeting to talk about what they were going to do with the apostles who they thought were still in jail. When they realized that the jail was empty, someone arrived and announced that they were teaching people at the temple! Soldiers arrested the apostles and brought them to the council. 

The high priest said, “We gave you strict orders to never again tell people about Jesus.” But Peter and the apostles said, “we must obey God rather than any other human authority”. They even told the high priest and the high council all about Jesus! About how he had died and rose from the dead, and that everyone can be forgiven of their sins!

The high priest ordered the apostles to be executed!! But one of them named Gamaliel stood up and asked that the apostles be sent out. He advised the council to not kill the apostles because it would do more harm than good. So, they decided to give the apostles a beating and sent them off.

When the apostles left there, they were so happy that they were able to suffer for Jesus, and they happily went right back to telling everyone how amazing God’s love is!!!

Big Questions

1. What is a testimony?
Your story about what Jesus has done in your life.

2. What is your testimony? (When did you start believing in Jesus? How did it happen?)

3. What did the apostles say when they were asked by the pharisees to stop telling people about Jesus?
"Which is right in God's eyes: to listen to you, or to him?” and they kept on preaching!

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OCTOBER WEEK 1 / / EACH ONE REACH ONE

The Big Point

THERE IS POWER IN THE GOSPEL "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16.

In the times of the Bible, the city of Corinth was full of wealth, luxury and immorality. The population was growing fast and many people visited and came traveling through. Corinth was a busy trade route with lots of ships coming in and out bringing supplies and things to sell.   Paul had visited Corinth during his second big missionary journey and stayed there for over a year.  In that time he shared the gospel and helped set up the church to reach more people. They did not have a building for the church to me so they had to meet in People’s homes.

Paul was traveling to many places in because he could not stay too long at each location he would write letters to the church leaders to help them. The book of 1 Corinthians is one of those letters. The people of Corinth were very impressed by human wisdom and learning, and Paul wanted to stress the power of God. 

Paul wrote, “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, announcing the mystery of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.  I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  I came to you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not be based on human wisdom but on God’s power.”
1 Corinthians 2:10-5

No matter how scared Paul was or how hard he thought it would be to share the gospel with the people of corinth, he knew that it was not about his ability, it was about the power of God.

Big Questions

1. What is the Gospel?
The good news about Jesus! His death, resurrection and the new life we can have in Him for all eternity.

2. Who can be saved by believing the good news about Jesus? Is there anyone who cannot be saved?
Everyone can be saved! No exceptions!

3. What has Jesus asked us to do with the good news about Him?
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel (good news) to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)

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