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Paul and the Bright Light
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Acts 9:1-22, the story of Saul's life changing encounter with Christ on the Road to Damascus and a street called "Straight."
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Summary of Lessons and Resources
In addition to listing the teaching objectives for this set, this Bible background inspires you with insights into the meaning of Saul's encounter with Christ for our students today. It also contains interesting background notes and questions teachers can use in any workshop.
Students will create a mural with their feet that explores how they "see" (believe) Christ and are led by His spirit.
Students see and interact with Acts 9 using the Life of Paul software, and take a deeper look at Saul's name change, as a guide to thinking about how they too are different because of their faith.
Students videotape a 3-scene "Saul to Paul" drama, as well as, several life application skits, and then apply "slow and fast motion" special effects for a unique and memorable learning experience that is meant to be shared with others on smartphones, Facebook pages, and the church website. Lots of "how-to" instructions for this new technique that can be used with many other stories as well.
Your "student musicians" will jam in Acts 9 and create their own version of the "Amazing Grace" that Jesus extended to Paul (who once was blind but now he sees!)
While it wouldn't hurt, this fun music workshop requires very little musical talent to teach!
In this unique "presentation/demonstration" workshop, the teacher will show and discuss a number of short video clips from Youtube, and share some images (supplied in the lesson plan) --all of which explore the concepts of "belief" and "unbelief," how Saul was able to become Paul, and our need (and preparation for) the transformation (conversion) that happens to us when we encounter Jesus in a personal way.
Additional books, videos, art ideas, software, and more!
One is an especially interactive script for use with non-readers.