Archive for February, 2012

February 26, 2012

The two tentati…

The two tentatively felt each other out, but when Kongo came inside, Hunt met him with a huge left

February 25, 2012

There are some …

There are some songs that immediately put me in a specific time and place. I was grocery shopping today and Nena’s “99 Luftballoons” followed some generic acoustic guitar.

Freshman/Sophomore year of high school, driving around in the VaJetta, sunroof open and windows down, shooting tapioca balls from our bubble tea out at pedestrians.

February 11, 2012

Sunday School Skit – John 6

This one worked well with the 4th graders this past weekend.  We also read the Passover story and the story of the Last Supper, and discussed how they were related.

John 6 Skit

Narrator: Jesus was at the far side of the Sea of Galilee.  The crowd kept following him, because they saw him doing miracles and healing the sick.

Jesus: Philip, where can we buy bread to feed all these people?

Philip: Are you kidding? Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!

Andrew: Actually, there’s a boy here with 5 barley loaves and 2 fish.  But what good is that with this whole crowd?

Jesus: Tell everyone to sit down.

Narrator: Everyone sat down.  There were at least 5,000 men there.  Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and gave them to the people. And he did the same with the fish.

Disciple 1: Thanks, Jesus!

Disciple 2: Yeah, we were hungry!

Jesus: Now pick up the leftovers.

Andrew: There are 12 baskets of leftovers – this is crazy!

Disciple 3: Surely, this is the Prophet we’ve been expecting!

Disciple 1: Yes, let’s make him our king!

Narrator: When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself.  So the next day…

Disciple 2: Let’s go find Jesus!

Disciple 3: Here he is!

Disciple 4: Jesus, when did you get here?

Jesus: You guys probably just want more food.  But you shouldn’t be worried about food; instead you should be looking for eternal life.

Disciple 2: Yeah, we want to do that – so what should we do?

Jesus: God wants you to believe in the one He sent.  (That’s me.)

Disciple 3: Then show us another miracle – Moses gave our ancestors bread from heaven to eat when they were in the wilderness!

Jesus: Actually, that wasn’t Moses… That was my Father who gave them that bread.  But I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again.  Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Disciple 4:  Wait a minute, isn’t this Jesus, the son of Mary and Joseph?  He grew up in Nazareth – how can he say that he came down from heaven?

Jesus: Your ancestors ate the bread my Father gave them, but they died.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.

Disciple 1: What?!  How can this guy give us his flesh to eat? That’s disgusting!

Jesus: I’m not kidding.  I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you.

Disciple 2: Let’s get out of here.  This guy is crazy.

(Disciples 1, 2, 3, and 4 exit.)

Narrator:  These people couldn’t believe in what Jesus said, so Jesus let them walk away.

Jesus:  Are you, my 12 disciples, also going to leave?

Simon Peter: Lord, who else would we go to?  You have the words that give eternal life.