Wednesday, March 28, 2007

30 DAYS... OF PURPOSE

So on Wed. nights in our youth group we've been watching a great documentary/reality show called "30 Days" by Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock came into the limelight when he made the film supersize me. The television show models supersize me but draws light to social issues. This week the social issue is that of immigration.

When we watch the show I ask the youth 3 questions to consider and then we discuss after viewing the show:
1. What stood out to you?
2. What challenges your worldview?
3. What is one thing that you will take away from the show as something teachable or meaningful?

Tonight I have also gathered many verses from scripture that have to do with how we are to treat "the stranger" as he/she lives among/with us. Some of the verses include:
Exodus 22:21
You must not molest the stranger or oppress him, for you lived as a stranger in the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 21:13
The person who shuts their ear to the poor person's cry shall plead and not be heard.

1 John 4:20 (how funny, 4-20)
A person cannot love God without loving their neighbor.

2 Corinthians 8:13-15
I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. As it is written, "The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little." NRSV

Here's a short segment of what we're watching tonight:

3 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Is that show still on or did you find video elsewhere? I think Morgan Spurlock is an absolute genius. Jay and I watched the one where he and his girlfriend decided to become minimum-wage employees. It was eye-opening and earth-shattering to say the least. Kudos to you for doing this series.

St.Phransus said...

Yup, it went GREAT!! The minimum wage series was the first one we did and you are right- it was VERY eye opening.

shalom,
j

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