Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Resisting Sin

So, I work with the Young Women in our church. They are mostly 12 & 13 year olds & they are adorable & terribly sweet.

I taught a lesson on Sunday entitled Resisting Sin. One section mentioned showing the girls a picture of a bear trap or a fishing lure as a metaphor to traps that the devil sets for us.

Instead I made a trap of my own and put in some things that might tempt them...
Yes, that would be the Jonas Brothers, Jac Efron, & Robert Pattinson and a bowl of chocolate.

The girls laughed & totally got what I was saying: "Boys & chocolate aren't bad things. In fact they are great, but just watch whats going on around you to make sure you aren't getting lured into sin."

You guys can call it hokey or whatever you want but it totally worked & brought a good laugh to a heavy lesson.

13 comments:

monica said...

whoa whoa whoa its zac efron. get it right sista!


and clever.

Olivia Carter said...

haha! Doh! Zac Efron- he's just a little young for me so not so much on my radar, you know?

Ashley said...

You are so rad! We watched "17 Again" the other day with Zac Efron -he's so hot!

Rebecca said...

love the idea and i'm sure the girls loved it too. that will be something that they'll really remember. i am sure you're an awesome leader! :) I wish i could come up with creative ideas like that!

::anelieze castrejon:: said...

Hmm, i think i feel a "steal her idea" comin' on... ;)

Audra said...

That is HILARIOUS! And if I am ever in YW again I am totally using it ;)

Debbie said...

I bet you are the coolest YW teacher!

Esther Noelle said...

What a great idea! So fun!

Cindy said...

How fun! I bet they LOVE you in YW!!

M said...

That's awesome! So clever--I love it! (And I might steal it for a future lesson.)

April Carter said...

Fab idea for your girls.

Elise said...

Forget about the 15 year old :)

stephanie said...

Monica reminded me of this post when I told her I'm giving a lesson on "Avoiding Degrading Media." This just might work for my topic too... yes?

PS. Zac Efron - LOVE him.