Each week I produce a short, free resource called YouTube You Can Use.
It’s kind of self-explanatory what it is. It’s a short YouTube clip, a devotional thought, and some discussion questions. You can use it however you want… but here is a short list of how I’m hearing it’s used around the country:
- With parents having a 1-on-1 talk with their kids about their faith.
- As a discussion starter at youth group.
- In the classroom at Christian schools as a devotion.
- As a devotional sent out to students.
Basically, I provide the content and you do whatever you’d like with it.
This week’s edition
Title: Time Travel
Topic: Belief, sin, omnipotence
Bible: Genesis 1:26; Ephesians 2:5
There’s simple joy in this commercial. A boy devises a plan to trick adults into giving him their Doritos. To do so, the boy plays into the adults own childhood fantasy to travel in time.
There’s also a simple truth in this commercial. While not every person dreams about time travel, every human was made to connect with God. Created in His image (Genesis 1:26) we have something embedded in our souls which long to have a relationship with God. This has a way of stopping us in our tracks, like in the commercial, we want to connect with God and automatically are drawn to opportunities to do so. But it’s our sin that keeps us from connecting with God automatically. We look for it but our sin gets in the way.
Here’s the cool part. The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:5 writes, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
Want more on this topic? Check out this post, Intimacy With God by Charles F. Stanley
1. Would you rather eat chips or eat vegetables?
2. When was a time you were tricked by a little kid?
3. What’s one thing you wish you could ask God?
Chew on this
Since God is omnipresent why does the Bible sasy he changed his mind? (Exodus 32:14)
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