Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on Pentecost in Acts 2
With the help of a secular YouTube video and creative activities we encourage the children to think about today's Bible story.
Johnny Express delivers packages all over the universe. One day he has to deliver a tiny package to a tiny planet with his rocket. The inhabitants of this planet are so small that he flattens entire cities with his shoes without realising it. In the end, he unwittingly destroys the entire planet with the fire of his rocket, while he is satisfied that he delivered the package.
Important: This film is sometimes a bit exciting and sad. I think it is more suitable for older children.
Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?
Today, in the Bible story, we are dwelling on the coming of the Holy Spirit. In the video, the planet and its inhabitants are very small compared to the deliverer of the package. At Pentecost, the difference is even greater. Compared to the Holy Spirit, we are still much smaller. Just as with the delivery of the package, at Pentecost there is wind and fire. So much could have gone wrong, but the Holy Spirit comes with love, care and attention for us little people. Around this video we look at the contrast between the arrival of the delivery man in the video and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
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: