Series: BEST GIFT EVER
Topic: Reconcili…WHAT? Renewing the Friendship
Main Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17, & 18-19
Memory Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new had come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Summary: Tonight we continued with our Advent series, Best Gift Ever. Our focus was on verses 18 & 19 of 2 Corinthians 5 and God reconciling us to Him. We used the illustration of a friendship spoiled with one of the friends walking away from the friendship. It was a great message and illustration. Props to our Drama Team!
What we did: Tonight we kicked off with part one of a skit the began to introduce tonight’s topic. I followed up with announcements and greetings. We played a Christmas picture game that turned out to be a little tougher than I thought, but was still fun. Worship was a little difficult. We had some problems with the sound system. And, I lost my one and only pick leaving me to play with a piece of cardboard. Part two of the skit lead into the talk. I spoke for 15 minutes on reconciliation then the table discussed three questions for 15 minutes. I wrapped every thing up with a few final words and prayer. The CAREgroups then had 30 minutes to hang out and connect.
Worship Songs: Jingle Bells, Blessed Be Your Name, Light the Fire.
Special Tonight: We continued our experiment with tables. One adult leader sat at each table. Everything we did was done around the tables. Our second night was better than our first night. I suspect that next week, we’ll do even better.