I found this little video on the Internet Archive a while ago, and I thought it would be a great introduction for a talk on service. So, here’s a little study you can do using “Say Cheese.”
Introduction: Play the video for your students and then ask them what they observe in it. Their answers will vary, but there should be some discussion about eating so much that you cannot move. Ask them how this can relate to us in our spiritual lives.
We are created to serve God - Ephesians 2:10 - We were created in Christ Jesus for good works.
We are saved to serve God - 2 Timothy 1:9
Often times, we take in so much at church that we become fat like the mouse in the video. We like to come to church service or youth group meetings to see what is happening, but we never get out and exercise our faith. We become so fat that we cannot move. Instead of doing this, we should be working out, serving God using our gifts, talents, and abilities. He created us to serve Him. That’s why we are still on the earth.
Application: What can you do this week to “work out” your faith? What kinds of abilities has God given you that you could use for His service?
It would be a good idea to offer a list of things that each student could do in order to help in the ministry.