Posts Tagged ‘Ethics / ethical decisions’

Clips and Lessons – “New Life” and Despicable Me

Despicable Me - New Life

 

We are called to abandon our “futile thinking” and “darkened understanding,” given over to indulgence and without sensitivity (Eph 4:17-19). We are called to a new life, “like God in true righteousness and holiness” (4:24). What factors might help us awaken to the new life that God has given us in Jesus Christ? Explore this theme by observing a clip from Despicable Me where Gru recognizes his selfish ways and moves outside of himself. Included in this lesson are discussion questions, aimed primarily for high school students.

 

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Clips and Lessons – Priorities and Despicable Me

Despicable Me and Priorities

 

Our priorities are often a relentless pursuit of selfish ends — security, prestige, renown, pleasure. Yet, these selfish priorities can be disrupted by love, beauty, and grace. We are then torn and must make the choice of whether to reorient our priorities. In this lesson by Russ Pearson, you can lead your students into a discussion involving this dilemma, as demonstrated in the film, Despicable MeDiscussion questions include a comparison with Jesus’ priorities in Luke’s gospel.

 

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Clips and Lessons – “Greatness” and Despicable Me

Despicable Me - Gru

 

What is true greatness? In the film, Despicable Me, Gru wants to be the greatest by performing the crime of the century! In Luke 22, the disciples want to be the greatest in the Kingdom of God, but are their priorities much different from Gru’s base ambitions and desire? What does Jesus say? Explore this theme in this lesson by Russ Pearson, designed for middle or high school youth.

 

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Despicable Me and Greatness


Clips and Lessons – The Least of These: Using Clips from Radio

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How do we reach “the least of these” — those who are poor and dispossessed, broken and weary, confused and depressed? What does it look like when we reach outside of our own private worlds and enter the world of another — perhaps a darker world than we are accustomed to? In this lesson designed for youth groups, the class leader will facilitate discussion and activities around this theme, using clips from the film, Radio.

 

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Clips and Lessons – Living Into the Fullness of Life and The Bucket List

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We all know that “life is short,” but do we use the time given us to live fuller and more faithful lives? How should Christians think about their “bucket list”? This lesson will help you lead your class into a discussion involving these critical questions, using a clip from the movie, The Bucket List. Click on the QRcode or scan it to open this lesson:

 

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