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Topic: Small Group object lessons
Message: Posted by: Bardin (Dec 30, 2005 04:14PM)
Anybody use magic for object lessons in their small group, Bible study, or Adult Sunday school?
Message: Posted by: okbohn (Jan 5, 2006 08:33PM)
I use it for my youth group...never for adults. I might have to try though
Message: Posted by: BroDavid (Jan 7, 2006 05:43PM)
No reason why it wouldn't work for adults, if you keep the message relavent, and primary with the effect secondary or reinforcing the message.

Message: Posted by: Tyler_Magician (Jan 7, 2006 08:54PM)
I used to do it alot, although I haven't been doing it as much. I guess I am working on too many paid shows...
If I think a trick I have will fit in the lesson, I will do it.
Message: Posted by: Magic Arty (Jan 8, 2006 03:35PM)
Absolutely! magic is a great way to present some themes from the Bible, which otherwise are hard to grasp.
Magic can be used in a way to make your small group look at something in a fresh light.
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Jan 8, 2006 05:34PM)
I use it as an object lesson for the AWANA program I am in, age 10 and 11.
Message: Posted by: leftytheclown (Jan 30, 2006 03:51PM)
You can raise the bar on many childen's object lessons to get a message across to adults. Of course if there are only "church" members, you are preaching to the choir. Any Sin Salvation theme could be applied to say Secular World View and Biblical View of the world. We might want to develop some themes around the culture war to make church members aware of the battle.
Message: Posted by: Bardin (Feb 18, 2006 09:26PM)
Okay, I guess what I am really asking is not if but effects do you use for objects lessons?
Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Feb 19, 2006 04:36AM)
I usually work with Childrens Church Groups, but I think that it should work well for adults.

Just remember to don't make it a complicated trick, and keep it brief, as most adults lack concentration, and have short attention spans. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
Steve :baby:
Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Feb 19, 2006 05:03AM)
Sorry Bardin,
Couldn't help myself.

I believe a good trick can be adapted to any age group. You would just have to think it out, and change the way you put the message across.

You can't talk to little kids the same way you do adults. I'll oversimplify a bit, I obviously wouldn't talk about obeying mommy to Adults. But I could adapt the patter for the same trick, to talk about Obeying God.

As always, "You Play the Audience".

So in case all that seems indiscernable, use what you've got/what you know. (The old "Do whats You") Make it fit what you are trying to get across, or... if you have a topic in mind, find a trick that fits it, and run with it.

After reading this, it seems a little cliche, and generic, but hope it helps.