Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story of Zacchaeus
Why is Red always so angry? In this short film you can see a number of situations in Red's life. He was bullied because of his eyebrows and he was a foundling while he was still in his egg. Do you think there is a connection with Zacchaeus?
This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10.
This idea will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.
Why is this film applicable to the story of the resurrection?
Both Red and Zacchaeus don't really fit in the group. Red's defense mechanism is that he always reacts angrily and sullenly and keeps other birds at a distance. Zacchaeus has become wealthy at the expense of other people. Jesus does not allow himself to be chased away by Zacchaeus, but instead breaks through his wall. This changes him.
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 three steps: