Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on the unity and sharing in the early church in Acts 4
A family of meerkats live on the steppe of Africa. Every day they wait for that one fruit to fall that they will share with each other. But there is also a big mean vulture, who wants the fruit for himself. Who will win? The meerkats who want to share or the vulture who wants everything for himself? Or are there only losers?
Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?
Today in the Bible story we reflect on the early church who shared everything with each other. But sharing is difficult. What if there is someone who doesn't want to share and how do you make sure everyone gets the same amount? Or does it not matter?
It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?
If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps: