Lights, Camera, Bible! An Interactive Bible Study idea for Junior High by Rob Lamont, Christian Youth Resources, Australia
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Lights, Camera, Bible!

AIM:
  To encourage your participants to think through the meaning of the parables of Jesus.
  This can be done with live drama or the option of using a video to film the group; then show it back to all the group at the end.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED
  A video camera.
  A television and a VCR.

FORMAT
Jesus told many parables that are suitable to turn into dramas.
Put the participants into groups and give each group a parable to act out.



Some suitable parables include
 
Parables
  Bible Passage 
Number of actors
The wise and foolish builders' 
  Matthew 7:24-27 
 3-5
Sower and the soils 
  Matthew 13:3-8, 18-23 
5-10
Weeds
  Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43
4-8
Mustard seed 
  Matthew 13:31-32 
4-8
Hidden treasure 
  Matthew 13:44 
3-5
Net 
  Matthew 13:47-50 
4-7
Lost sheep 
  Matthew 18:12-18 
6-10
Unmerciful servant 
  Matthew 18:23-34
4-7
Two sons 
   Matthew 21:28-32
   3-4
Sheep and goats
    Matthew 25:31-46 
 5-10
  

The group needs to go away and practise the drama and when they return, have the performance filmed or performed live to the rest of the group.  If you are going to video each group, film them then set up the television, hand out popcorn and turn off the lights to watch the performances.