Drop the Egg
Split the young people into groups of three and give each group an egg. Challenge them in two minutes to wrap up or protect the egg in some way, using only whatever they can find, before they give it to you, and you drop the egg from a great height. How easy is it to protect things in times of trouble? How can we be better equipped for what life throws at us?
Read the passage from John 10
Questions to discuss
Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Social media prayers
- What do you think it means to live life abundantly?
- Do your friends know that you have this life in abundance that Jesus gives?
- Are there any ways in which you can share that abundance?
Give the young people a piece of paper and a pen each, and encourage them to write a private tweet, Facebook post, Instagram post, or other social media post as if to God, encouraging them to thank God for all the abundance they have and that they might experience abundance in every aspect of their lives.