Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Truth and Dare

One of my youth came up with that idea in a way to be honest. Truth and Dare.

I was telling one of my 8th graders that I was working on planning our Jr. High Getaway for June. We started to talk about what we did the year before and how we had gone in a cave and how most people in the group had never done that before. She told me that might be a good idea for this years theme. To in a sense dare everyone to do something over the weekend that they had never done before. So I started to think about it and remembered how last year the group also really enjoyed playing the game Truth or Dare that weekend (like any other jr. high kids).

So this year's theme for the Jr. High Getaway is "Truth and Dare". God's truth, so now what is He "daring" you to do?

Now all we need is a theme verse/story. Originally I thought of 2 Timothy 1:6-7 "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." It made me think of being willing to take risks and God challenging us.

I also went to and I searched for "truth." Do you know how many times Jesus says "I tell you the truth"? Almost anytime (in the NIV translation) the word "truth" is mentioned it's Jesus saying "I tell you the truth", and many times it's followed by an action. A dare if you will.

Look it up, tell me what you think. Any suggestions for a good theme verse for my Jr. High trip?