|“Man of the Year”, “Jesus of Nazareth” or “The Gospel of John” by Carol Duerksen|
YOUTH GROUP LESSON 49
|MATERIALS AND ADVANCE PREPARATION:
1 Get the movies “Man of the Year” and “Jesus of Nazareth” or “The Gospel of John” and make plans to view them in someone’s home. Movie industry regulations do not allow showing a movie in a public building without paying a fee. Note: “Jesus of Nazareth” is 6 hours long so you may need to break this up into several sessions or a retreat.
2 Copies of the movie review at the end of this article.
3 Newsprint or chalk board.
View the movie “Man of the Year.”
2 Read the movie review. Discuss: which areas do students agree/disagree with the review?
3 If you are in the United States, ask students to make a list of the candidates for President that they would be willing to vote for in the 2008 election. Discuss the leadership qualities they like about the candidate of their choice. If you have students who consider themselves to be pacifists, ask: Is it possible to have a pacifist President? Why or why not?
4 View “Jesus of Nazareth” or “The Gospel of John.”
5 Discuss: What kind of leader was Jesus? Why did people follow him? Why do people follow him today?
6 Read the last paragraph of the movie review again. How does this paragraph apply (or not) to Jesus?
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