|"CHURCH IN THE MOVIES: MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS" by Carol Duerksen|
YOUTH GROUP LESSON 35
|MATERIALS AND ADVANCE PREPARATION:
1 Make plans to watch Mr. Holland’s Opus with your group. Note: Unless you have a contract granting permission to show films in your church building, it is illegal for you to show them in a public place. Make arrangements to watch the video in someone’s home.
2 Bibles for everyone
3 Questions (below) printed on sheets, one for each student.
1 Before watching the video, ask everyone to turn to 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 and read it together. Tell students to watch for connections they see between the passage and the film.
2 Hand out the questions and ask students to read through them, and to refer to them as they watch the movie.
3 Watch the movie.
4 Discuss the questions and the connection between the scripture passage and the film.
Here are the questions and answers which you can elaborate upon:
1 What is the Holland family’s goal in life at the beginning of the film?
Mr. Glen Holland to become a rich and famous composer.
2 What happens to that goal?
He has to take a job teaching and doesn’t have time to write music.
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