Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.
There’s a large puddle of water on the pathway. Some people walk straight through it and get wet shoes. Then a boy comes along. He puts large stepping stones in the water to form a sort of bridge, so that not only he but also everyone else coming after him can walk across to the other side.
Why is this film applicable to the story of the betrayal of Jesus?
Today’s question is, “What sort of king is Jesus?” The answer is not at all clear to Pontius Pilate. Looking back two thousand years later we can see that Jesus is the king who, through his suffering, death and resurrection, built a bridge, so that we can walk over it to God.
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: