Fun and Christianity
FUN AND CHRISTIANITYIntroduction:
A great misconception today is that
being a Christian is no fun at all
. Many peopledoesn’t want to get involved with religion especially while they’re still at their prime because theywant to
. Obviously, the world has a different concept of fun compared toChristians.But will it ever be possible for Christianity and fun to go together?
Group into three and fill in the table below. Get ready with a group summary to be discussed after the activity.
DIFFERENT KINDS OF FUN FOR DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE
From the categories below, choose one that best describes you (feel free to add a category if theneed arises):
“Kikays” / Fashionistas
“Sporty” / Athletes
“Brainy” / Intellectuals
“Artsy” / Artistic
“Goody-goody” / Nice
According to the category you belong to, complete either of the following equations:
FUN = ____________ or _____________ + ______________ = FUN
Below are some examples of activities that young people enjoy nowadays. Discuss among yourselves what makes it good or bad.
ActivitiesWhat makes it GOODWhat makes it BAD
PARTIESFASHIONMUSIC / CONCERTS /BANDS / ARTISTSMOVIESBOOKSFELLOWSHIP / REUNIONS /GET-TOGETHERSSummary / Group Reflection:
Questions: (answers in the following questions will be derived from the activity)
What constitutes “fun” for young people today?
Define a “fun activity” for you.
How do you have fun?
Do you have a different set of “fun activities” with your Christian and non-Christian friends?
Romans 12: 1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brother, in view of God’s mercy, to
offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God
– this is your spiritual act of worship.
Do not conformany longer to the patter of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
.Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Carecell Lesson: April 28, 2007Zarah Lim