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252Basics Family Production

July 27, 2008 – Week 4

Family Production Notes—Self-control
Virtue: Self-control—choosing not to do something, even when you want to do it. Bible Story: Lot chooses, then flees Sodom • Genesis 13:1-13; 19:1-3,12-29 Bible Byte: Lot looked up and saw. Genesis 13:10, NIV Bottom Line: Don’t let what you see fool you. Memory Verse: “A man who can’t control himself is like a city whose walls are broken down.” Proverbs 25:28

Production Segments
TECH Lighting Graphics Sound – Doug Watkins CAST AND ORDER AND TIMING • • Preshow Video – KidMo DVD 5 Min Countdown 3 - Greeting – DJ 5 - Shout it Out – Optical Illusions – DJ 1 - Offering – DJ 15 - Worship – Rob 4 – Special Song – Count to Ten (There is a powerpoint to go with this – ask Stephanie Wagner to sing it – she has done it before or Sami? If no one sings it just use the powerpoint with it) 8 – Game - All 7 - Welcome Intro – Tony/Erik, three kids to interview (or use visuals) 5 - Rapid Response - Maxwell M. Mullendale - DJ 15 – Word - Tony 3 – Video – Dear God 3 – Landing – Credible Host - Tony Announcements Exit Song – Count to Ten

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Visuals for Preshow – KidMo DVD; 5 Min. Countdown Visuals for Shout it Out – Optical Illusions PowerPoint (T-Drive under Ministries,under KidsWorld Sundays, under PowerPoint games Prop for Offering – Offering container
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Visuals for Special Song – PowerPoint Props for Game Visuals for Welcome/Intro: of this month’s virtue and definition (write Self-control and the definition above on a PowerPoint® or ProPresenter® slide, an overhead cel, or a poster) Sound effects for Welcome/Intro (SFX): high energy, rhythmic music Visuals for Welcome/Intro: a photo of a great-looking dessert and a skimpy or unappetizing one Props for Rapid Response: garbage bag, ribbon, tape, and “bendable” pencil Sound effects for Rapid Response (SFX): music you have chosen for transitions into and from this segment Props for Word: Bible for Storyteller, funky shoe (optional) Costumes for Word: bandages to wrap around Storyteller’s feet Visuals for Media Time: the Get Reel DVD or your own Media Time video

SEGMENTS Preshow video – KidMo DVD 5 Min Countdown Transition – Whos in the house 1. Greeting 2. Shout it Out – Optical Illusions SFX Under – Right Up in Deh 3. Offering SFX Under – Count to Ten 4. Worship 5. Special Song – Count to Ten Accompanied with PowerPoint Transition – Track 05 (Elevate) 6. Game SFX Under Transition – Track 01 (Elevate) 7. Welcome/Intro The Comic Host wants to call attention to the plague of American consumerism. We need to control our consumption. We need to give power to the people. We need to focus on the fact that what you see is not what you get. He brings out some kids to show the effects of this horrible trend in our society.
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He briefly interviews kids who thought they were getting something, but instead got something else. Possible examples: TEENAGER I looked at the menu. They had a picture of this dessert. (Show photo of greatlooking dessert.) I really wanted that, but this is what they brought me. (Show photo of sad, skimpy dessert.) BOY I ordered a genuine seven-foot Frankenstein from the back of a comic book. It had this really cool picture. The ad said he’d have glow-in-the-dark eyes. I thought it would be the bomb for my room. It might even keep my little brother out for a while. But what I got was a poster. It’s seven feet tall, but it’s just a poster. Oh, and the glow-in-the-dark eyes? They’re just stickers. GIRL I saw this doll on TV. They said she was life size. I guess they meant life size for a baby. It didn’t look like it was supposed to at all. They made it look so much better than it really is. The Credible Host is impressed. He thinks that this has been a great exercise. The Comic Host asks if we should change the virtue for this month to Consumer Beware. The Credible Host explains that one of the most important parts of self-control is not letting our eyes fool us into thinking something that isn’t true. We all need to improve our look. The Comic Host misunderstands. He thinks he looks fine. The Credible Host explains that improving your look means making sure your eyes help you make wise choices and not lead you into decisions you will regret. He’s glad the kids learned the lesson they told us about. Now they’ve definitely improved their look. Next time they see something they want, they will show more of the virtue of self-control and they’ll be able to make wiser choices. Transition – Action Guitar 8. Rapid Response A character uses the garbage bag, ribbon, tape, and pencil props to demonstrate. MAXWELL M. MULLENDALE Howdy, I’m Maxwell M. Mullendale. Call me Max. The M stands for Miracle, because my mom thought I was. Now I’m no expert on self-control, but I am an expert on the human psyche. Yep, I’ve been studying people for a long, long time. I manage the Mystery Hole up on Route 60. I know you’ve passed it at one time or another. Water flows uphill, the mystery of gravity seems to suspend, and check this out … Max shakes a pencil.
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It looks like this pencil bends, too, doesn’t it? Well, now you might be wondering why they asked me to come here today to talk to you fine people. Me too. But then I heard you were talking about how self-control means you need to not let your eyes fool you. Well, then, it all cleared up. See, it’s about garbage and making it look good. A few years ago the city stopped collecting garbage from up at the Mystery Hole. But we didn’t exactly stop making it. Soon there was bags and bags of it, and we needed something to get rid of it. That’s when it hit me. We could use my knowledge of people’s psychloology and their lack of selfcontrol to get our garbage picked up and hauled away. Simply take your garbage bag and tie a little ribbon on it like so. If it really needs to be hauled off quick, put a tag on it that says “Happy Birthday.” Then, all you have to do is set the bag on the side of the road and walk away. In a few hours, some kind soul, who doesn’t have much self-control, has hauled away your garbage for you. Oh, next week is two-for-one week at all our Mystery Hole grab bags, so stop on by. And be careful. Don’t let what you see fool you. Transition – It’s Three Hip 9. Word Storyteller enters with Bible. His/her feet are heavily bandaged, but hidden from the audience until the end. Optional: Find a funky shoe to display. STORYTELLER Good morning! Let me tell you what happened to me this week when I went shopping for new tennis shoes. I’d looked in a lot of stores, and was ready to give up, when I spotted them! These were truly the coolest shoes ever! (Briefly describe or show a funky shoe, if desired.) I rummaged around on the table until I found a box in my size. Then I grabbed ’em and hurried toward the cash register. Once I got them home I just sat and looked at them. They were too cool for words! I couldn’t wait for Saturday. Some friends and I were spending the day at [name of local amusement park/tourist attraction] and I was going to look mighty fine in my new shoes! STORYTELLER (open Bible to Genesis 13:1-13) Today’s Bible story is about someone like me who made a decision with his eyes. His name was Lot, and he was Abraham’s nephew. Abraham was the man God instructed to leave his home and country because God had plans to make him and his family into a great nation. Abraham trusted God and left with his wife, nephew, servants, flocks, and herds. Lot had servants, flocks, and herds too. They’d traveled together a long time, and the herds and flocks had really grown. Abraham’s servants and Lot’s servants began arguing about grazing land for the animals, so Abraham pulled Lot aside and said, “We’re family, and we’re surrounded by land—why argue? You choose where you want to live, and then I’ll go in the opposite direction.” So …
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STORYTELLER (reading Genesis 13:10, NIV) 10 Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the Lord … … with plenty of fresh, clean water. It was perfect! Lot grabbed at the chance to settle there and his servants pitched their tents near the city of Sodom. But guess what? The perfect-looking place wasn’t perfect at all. The Bible tells us “the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord” (v. 13, NIV). The place was so totally evil God decided to destroy Sodom. Two angels appeared to Lot and told him to take his wife and daughters and leave as quickly as possible. The Bible tells us the angels literally took their hands and hurried them out of the city. It’s easy to think ole Lot was a bit of a goofball for letting what he saw fool him. Why make a hasty decision about something so important? Why not take the time to check out the town first and see if it was a decent place to raise a family? THE TAKE AWAY STORYTELLER Well, I have to admit I often let what I see fool me too. Do you see my feet? Do you notice I’m wearing bandages instead of shoes? That’s because my new shoes—the ones that seemed so perfect in the store—apparently weren’t my size after all. See, the shoes were in the wrong box. Of course I didn’t figure that out until after I got home from [name of amusement park used earlier] with blisters the size of golf balls! I let my eyes fool me—and now I’m paying for it. What about you? Do your eyes fool you? Even worse, do your eyes make you act foolishly? Don’t let what you see fool you! This week when you’re tempted to judge people or circumstances by how they look, stop and think of Lot and Sodom. Stop and think of me and my aching feet. Don’t let what you see fool you! SFX Under – Classical Guitar THE PRAYER STORYTELLER Dear God, our eyes can enhance our lives in so many ways. But when we use our eyes to make decisions based on how things look, we can get into such trouble. Help us, God, not to make the mistake of letting what we see fool us. Help us, instead, to see as You see. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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252Basics Family Production

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10. Media Time - Dear God Transition – Track 68 (Elevate) 11. The Landing The Credible Host says something like: “There were a lot of things today that weren’t exactly what they appeared to be. I’ll bet you and your parents have had that happen to you too. You think something looks great, and it’s going to be a great choice, but it turns out to be something you never really thought about. This week ask your mom and dad if they’ve ever been fooled by something they’ve seen. Then ask them what they learned about self-control. Hey, maybe using your ears this week will help your eyes for a lot of weeks to come.” 12. Announcements 13. Exit Song – Count to Ten (PowerPoint)

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