Thursday, January 06, 2011

NCYC Bible Study #02

Kick Off each day included a different 5 minute 'Countdown' video
to allow stragglers to arrive...
Opening Song CLIP
OPENING SONG CLIP "Plans" Birds of Tokyo
here
READING Matt 6: 5-13 [2] VOICES

Voice ONE:
5When you pray, don't be like those show-offs who love to stand up and pray in the meeting places and on the street corners. They do this just to look good. I can assure you that they already have their reward.
Voice TWO:
6When you pray, go into a room alone and close the door. Pray to your Father in private. He knows what is done in private, and he will reward you. 7When you pray, don't talk on and on as people do who don't know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers. 8Don't be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask. 9You should pray like this:
Voice ONE:
Our Father in heaven, help us to honor your name.
Voice TWO:
Our parent, creator, who loves us unconditionally and invites us into relationship, help us live out your values every day
Voice ONE:
10Come and set up your kingdom, so that everyone on earth
will obey you, as you are obeyed in heaven.

Voice TWO:
We need to be counter cultural subversive agents of change ‘turning it up’ as we live differently… We can be like yeast, salt and light in the world
Voice ONE:
11Give us our food for today. 12Forgive us for doing wrong, as we forgive others. 13Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil.
Voice TWO:
We should share our food with those who have none Forgive our speaking and acting or our lack of speaking and acting Keep us real, in the world, making choices for compassion and grace, Not self seeking, measuring by the exterior or superficial things.

‘Lord’s Prayer Voices’ CLIP
Bible Factoid - GREGOR taking on a character and sharing 1st person reflections
on what they heard

TALK #01
THIS HOW TO NOT TO PRAY…
and… THIS IS HOW TO PRAY…
- could there be an area of ‘faith’ with more questions…
- will God hear, how does God answer..
we’re told, it might be yes, no or wait [nice avoidance…]

BUT, there are lots of ways to pray… apparently…

COLLECTED CLIPS…. Please don’t be offended…
Meet the Parents/Talledega Nights/Bruce Almighty [prayers]
MURRAY, the RED WIGGLE… [KATIE]

TALK #02
In VERSE 5, don’t be like the show offs,
they already have their [reward] misthis earned thru showing off…
compensation or payment
BUT in v6 it’s apodidimi or GIFT
and in 1 Thessalonians we’re urged to pray continually [in the greek]
it’s like a little raspy cough, so as natural as clearing your throat…
BUT LET’S GO A LITTLE FURTHER, WITH THIS FAMILIAR PRAYER…
or is it? LORDS PRAYER…. Words on screen what do you notice? [responses….]
WORDS AND IMPLIED ACTIONS or FAITH PRACTICES
Like the TWO VOICE READING…
Intro and play clip ‘Shadowlands’ CLIP CS Lewis and prayer [from 9:14 to end]
About US being changed…
Intro MARY FROM ‘SAVED’ edited from the film [swearing at the church spire]
God hears our struggles, complaints & anger… SO PRAYER CAN BE VARIED
e.g. 1 word, walking, music, tealight candles, drawing

AND OTHER FAITH PRACTICES:
- CONNECT THE STORY WDJD
- BODY/IDENTITY/CHOICES - STUFF
- FASTING/FEASTING - CREATION/CONTEXT
- CREATIVITY - WORK OR VOCATION
- PLAY
- TRUTH
- CHOICES… FORGIVENESS/COMPASSION ETC
- MUSIC
- PRAYER
‘DISCUSSION:
WHICH OF THESE CAN OR COULD GROW AND SUSTAIN YOUR FAITH AND ENERGY….

The Prayer’ Rhema Marvanne CLIP [scrapped for time] here
WRITING A LINE EACH FOR A PRAYER [INTRO THE ZINES]

PLAYBACK THEATRE

TWO CLOSING ALTERNATIVES.... chose A. but also talked about B.
A. ‘WATCH OVER ME’ Bernard Fanning which doesn't seem to be on youtube anymore
Writing his prayer after watching JP2 Funeral

Or B. U2 360 Auckland
Praying about the PIKE RIVER MINE DISASTER

video video

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