We started a series at The Pipeline last night that deals with the virtue of orderliness.
We read Genesis 1, where it gives a very descriptive account of God creating the universe in 6 days. If you think about it God could have created it all in a -poof!. But God created it an orderly 6 days not for his benefit, but for ours. God was giving the ultimate example of orderliness. We challenged the students to write down their 2008 spiritual goals on 4″x6″ cards, and then list orderly ways that they can achieve that goal.
Here are some elements we used.
Forest Countdown Video – Free
Bowl of trivia powerpoint Game – Free
Luke and I did a skit borrowed from Conan O’brien, that we titled “In the Year 2008”. I’ve done different versions of this skit, the first youth service of the year, for years and years. Thanks for the past inspiration Mikey.
Chaos Video – $15
Here is a great video we got off of YouTube called What Song is It?, that deals with doing things in order.
In the Year 2008 script.
Luke: It’s time, once again, to look into the future.
Evan: The future, Luke?
Luke: That’s right, Evan. Let’s look to the future, all the way to the year 2008!
Evan – “Kevin Federline will score a number one hit when Fox ranks the top ten white trash moments on ‘Cops.'”
Luke- “Barry Bonds goes on national television to admit for the first that the he injected himself, not with steroids, but with cajun spices.”
Evan – “Americans will be enthralled when ‘Survivor’ joins forces with ‘The Apprentice’ and 16 people see how long they can look at Donald Trump’s haircut without laughing.”
Luke – “When it is discovered that it takes exactly 437 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, it will be announced that science is officially over.”
Evan – “A strange virus will kill every man in the world except Luke Greer, and every woman in the world except Hannah Montana. The marriage will last 32 days.”
Luke – Atheists will win a landmark court battle making it illegal to say god bless you after someone sneezes. Instead, the law will require us to say, “Yo, zippy, you just sprayed me with some nasty.”
Evan – A movie will be made about all the people who find Travis Spencer funny. The movie title — “The Fantastic Four.”