Body Piercing Saved My Life!
You’ve seen the
t-shirt, now here’s the party! Take
the t-shirt idea (read
the article first) and make a party out of it.
would be a great party for Easter Week. This package provides you with
the flow for the evening, along with details for games and the talk.
Use this as a guide in your planning. It is our prayer that these resources
will help you draw a crowd and allow you to tell the story of salvation
to students you know!
What’s so good about Good Friday Party
To open the talk, ask students a few topical, non-threatening questions and get student responses. Some suggestions:
“So why are we talking about piercings at all? You know the topic tonight is "Body Piercing Saved My Life." It’s almost Easter. We hear a lot, as we should, about Jesus’ death on the cross. We know His body was pierced. But what does that mean to you? What does that mean to me? What real difference does it make?
To answer those questions, we have to go back a little bit…”
(The remaining part of the talk is simply an exposition of the 4 points in a Gospel presentation like Connecting With God. After the introduction above, start by explaining with Scripture and illustrations about the fact that God exists and created us to know Him personally. That’s point one. Then, explain with Scripture and illustrations that each of us is sinful and can’t have that relationship with God as a result. That’s point two.) More resources on giving a Gospel presentation.
(For point three, expound on the sacrifice Christ made to provide the way for us to have the relationship with God for which we were created. In order to discuss fully the idea of the piercing of Christ’s body, make reference to the information contained in “The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View” by C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S. This will help more vividly illuminate the references you make to the Scriptural passages that describe the Crucifixion.)
“But, does this stuff really make a difference? I want to promise you that it does. In fact, there’s someone here who wants to tell you just how much of a difference it makes.” (Student testimony here…)
(Then, begin to wrap up by outlining the fourth point…)
“As (student) shared, the way this all works together is that we must each make an individual decision to apply the truth of what happened on the cross to our own sin problem, by faith. It’s been said, “there are three things you gotta know and one thing you gotta do.”
Tonight, some of you may be hearing these things for the first time. Many of you may have been surprised by the details of what Jesus experienced on the cross, but you are familiar with the first three points – God loves you, but you’re separated from Him by sin and that Jesus paid the price for that sin. But maybe you’ve never acted on those 3 points. You know the “three things you gotta know” but you haven’t done the “one thing you gotta do.”
“Whether this is new information for you or whether you’ve heard it before but it now makes sense to you, you know what you have to do to have the relationship with God you were created to have.”
(Offer the students a chance to respond, making them aware of what it means to respond in faith and how they can express their faith to God through prayer. After giving them the chance to trust Christ, close the talk by guiding them through filling out the comment cards. See comment card info. Then have the emcee come back to close the meeting and offer snacks, free time, make announcement reminders, etc.)