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For this activity, call out items one at a time, first one to come back with item gets a point. You may also award point for the largest item or most creative item. Feel free to hand out as many points as you want, because the points don't matter. Continue for as many items as you desire.
We have supplied a list of items but feel free to think up your own. Consider making the last item something special to them and then give time for some to share why they picked the item.
Think for a second about what it would look like if this story of Moses. If you were to remake this story as a Movie, Tv Show, Video Game, who would you cast for the parts below? What kind of movie would it be? (Romantic Comedy, Action, Adventure, Mystery, etc.) This is your creation so there are no wrong answers here.
Type of Movie: (Pick one or More)
Action Horror Romance
Adventure Mystery Western
Animation SciFi Other
Roles to Cast:
* Any other people you want to cast
Supplies: Device with Internet Access
When rabbis tell the story of Moses and the burning bush, they suggest that the bush was burning for a long time and Moses kept walking past it, until one day it caught his attention. The rabbis also saw that the Hebrew words for “flame” and “heart” are very similar. They wondered if God used a burning bush to show Moses God’s heart for God’s people. They knew that God is always with us and that sometimes people are slow to understand what God wants for us. We know the rest of this story. God called Moses to take on the most powerful man in the world, which is a scary thing to do, but God wanted to free the Hebrews from slavery. God was sending Moses, but God was also with him, working through him.
Greta Thunberg is a 17-year-old girl from Sweden who is working to save the world from climate change. She learned about climate change when she was 8 and was depressed because she didn’t understand why people weren’t doing more about it.
Watch the video below and then answer the questions below
Greta does not claim to be answering a call from God, but the experience she had when she was 8 showed her that she had a heart for the issue of climate change. That is the call she is answering. Greta heard a call and took it upon herself to do the difficult job, a lot like Moses facing down Pharaoh. Like Moses, she has powerful opponents, but also like Moses, she has powerful allies.
After watching video about Greta, answer the following questions.
What stands out to you about Greta?
How do you think what she is passionate about could be a calling from God?
How has Greta been able to stand up and be influential to powerful opponents?