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How could I apply them in my life today? What\'92s a situation a Christian young person today might face where we could apply those same pricniples?}{\plain \b }{\plain Allow for about 10-15 minutes of discussion after each scene is presented.}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Preparation Time:}{\plain \par }{\plain \par }{\plain There are two ways to prepare for this activity.\par }{\plain \par }{\plain OPTION A: If you have time to prepare and some gifted actors in your group, assign your actors about two weeks ahead of time to prepare short skits based on these Bible stories. If you\'92re not able to work closely with them yourself, check in with them several times leading up to the meeting to make sure they\'92ll have something prepared.\par }{\plain \par }{\plain OPTION B: You can still do this activity even with no preparation time. When the meeting starts, divide your group into smaller groups and assign each group one of the Bible stories. Assign them to prepare a short skit to present to the others, and then continue with discussion as outlined. Since this option requires time during the program to plan and prepare the skits, you\'92ll need to either do fewer scenes, or allow a shorter time for discussion after each scene.\par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Bible Text:\par }{\plain \par }{\plain \'93To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.\'94 (1 Peter 2:21, NIV) \par }\pard \tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360{\*\pn \pnlvlcont} {\plain \b Song Service:\par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \'93Follow Jesus\'94}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Vesper or Closing Thought:\par }{\plain \par }{\plain \'93What Would Jesus Do?\'94 is a popular slogan in youth ministry today. But in order to avoid creating Jesus in our own image, the only way to be sure what Jesus }{\plain \i would}{\plain do, is to examine closely what Jesus }{\plain \i did}{\plain do. Get to know the stories of Jesus as presented\par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \par }}