Love Your Enemies

I found out about this video on Eugene Cho’s blog. I thought it was pretty cool and a powerful way to jump start a conversation with children on loving your enemies.

Any ideas on how you would use it?

Here’s one idea that takes a transformational approach rather than an educational approach which could be easily adapted to whatever age group you might be teaching:

Show the video to the kids without telling them what it is about or what topic you are talking about. After the video is done, have them tell you what it is about. Don’t correct or lead. Simply listen and allow children to give their input. Ask questions about how they felt about the video. Ask them what they thought about the person throwing stuff. Ask them what they thought about the person building the bridge. Ask them what they would have done if they were in the video. Have them imagine themselves in both roles. Read Luke 6:27-36 and/or Matthew 5:43-48 (HT:EC). Have the kids tell you what they think Jesus is saying in those verses and how those verses might relate to what they just saw. Finally, have the kids come up with ways they can follow Jesus in what he said in those verses. Have some sort of response time whether that be silence, prayer, an art project of some sort… be creative.

Share your ideas of how you would use the video in the comments below!


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7 thoughts on “Love Your Enemies

  1. amy dolan says:

    wow! a beautiful video – thanks for posting!

  2. Joe McGinnis says:

    Great video… It’s amazing how we can use something so simple in a time when most people think we need to spend all kinds of money “WOWing” the kids. This is creative… simple… and communicates a great message.
    Use it as an intro or a discussion starter for small groups.

  3. Peter Bierma says:

    So simple, so effective. I’d use it potentially as an opener for a myriad of topics:
    – Good Samaritan & loving people outside your circle
    – Ephesians 2 & God’s heart to reconcile people groups
    – Or simply on a night where there’s not a lot of kids, could be a fun discussion starter. How about watching it twice, once with no opening thoughts/statements, and the second time encouraging kids to watch it from the perspective of the guy on the -left-?

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