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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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New Resource: New movie clip discussion starters including "PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN II"
Anyone who has spent any time on our site has noticed that we love to use movie clips to
kickstart discussions about Biblical truths. With the launch of new resources like our
MUSIC DISCUSSIONS page, some
have forgot about the gold mine of great curriculum we provide on our popular
MOVIE CLIP DISCUSSIONS page. Check
out recent additions to this page like the brand new write up about REGRET/GUILT using
Schindler's List, the new one from Ghost Rider about FORGIVENESS/SECOND CHANCES,
and this other new one from the second "PIRATES" movie below:
Pirates of the Carribbean II: Dead Man's Chest
(Walt Disney, 2006)
Main Point of Discussion: A relationship with God is our greatest treasure.
The Movie Clip: "It points to the thing you want most is this world."
Introducing the Clip:
Tonight we are going to show you a clip from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Jack Sparrow, I mean Captain Jack Sparrow, owes a debt to the captain of the Flying
Dutchman, the terrifying Davy Jones. Facing the "locker," Jack must find the heart of
Davy Jones in order to save himself. In this scene Jack tricks Elizabeth into helping
him as he explains how his unique compass works.
Let's go ahead a take a look.
BEGIN CLIP AT 1 hour 17 minutes and 02 seconds.
ELIZABETH SWANN: Jack. I know Will came to find you. Where is he?
END CLIP AT 1 hour 20 minutes and 13 seconds.
JACK SPARROW: Darling, I am truly unhappy to have to tell you this but... through
an unfortunate and *entirely* unforeseeable series of circumstances that have
nothing whatsoever to do with me, poor William has been press-ganged into Davy
ELIZABETH SWANN: Davy Jones?
(Norrington vomits over the side, then spits)
NORRINGTON: Oh, please. The captain of the Flying Dutchman.
JACK SPARROW: You look bloody awful. What are you doing here?
NORRINGTON: You hired me. I can't help it if your standards are lax.
JACK SPARROW: You smell funny.
ELIZABETH SWANN: Jack. All I want is to find Will.
JACK SPARROW: Are you certain? Is that what you really want most?
ELIZABETH SWANN: 'Course.
JACK SPARROW: Because I would think, you'd want to find a way to *save* Will
ELIZABETH SWANN: And you have a way of doing that?
JACK SPARROW: Well, there is a chest...
NORRINGTON: Oh, dear.
JACK SPARROW: A chest of unknown size and origin.
(Pintel & Ragetti walk by, together carrying a crate of bottles, and overhearing
PINTEL: What contains the still-beating heart o' Davy Jones.
RAGETTI: Unh-unh... unh-unh... unh-unh...
JACK SPARROW: And whoever possesses that chest possesses the leverage to command
Jones to do whatever it is he or she wants, including... saving brave William from
his grim fate.
NORRINGTON: You don't actually believe him, do you?
ELIZABETH SWANN: How do we find it?
JACK SPARROW: With this. My Compass... is unique.
NORRINGTON: "Unique" here having the meaning of broken.
JACK SPARROW: True enough. This Compass does not point north.
(Norringon vomits over the side.)
ELIZABETH SWANN: Where does it point?
JACK SPARROW: It points to the thing you want most in this world.
ELIZABETH SWANN: Oh Jack! Are you telling the truth?
JACK SPARROW: Every word, love. And what you want most in this world is to find
the chest of Davy Jones, is it not?
ELIZABETH SWANN: To save Will?
JACK SPARROW: By finding the chest of Davy Jones.
(Jack hands the compass to Elizabeth, then draws away quickly so as not to
influence the compass.)
(Elizabeth consults the compass, for her the dial clearly points in a specific
(Jack slowly rises up to peer at the face of the compass.)
Imagine if we all had a compass like that. A compass that pointed to the things we
wanted the most. Would we be surprised? Would we be embarrassed? Would we use it?
Let's spend some time tonight thinking about the things we want and looking at what the
Bible has to say about what our greatest treasure should be.
Divide into Small Groups:
Let's go ahead and split up into our discussion groups, and then afterward we'll come
back together for a final word.
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QUESTIONS, A SCRIPTURE PASSAGE AND A WRAP UP
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A Peek at Episode #4:
In this episode Jonathan records remotely in Dallas, Texas with author, speaker, urban youth
leader and founder of Urbnet, Fred Lynch.
Jonathan and Fred tackle some of the racial issues that people in ministry are hesitant to
address. This podcast will feature:
- Fred shares the SEVEN SINS THAT WHITE PEOPLE COMMIT REACHING KIDS OF COLOR, sharing some
keen insight about how NOT TO reach out to kids of all races (and then, how TO do it
- In the "Youth Culture Window" section, Jonathan and Fred discuss all the "hype" about the
rumor of hip hop music's decline.
- Then Jonathan and Fred go on to highlight an article about doing BIG events in "small
- They close the episode by answering youth ministry questions in the "Help Me" section
including some questions about current "slanguage."
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- Podcast #5 will feature author and youth ministry game guru
Les Christie. Les will be sharing his own SEVEN SINS OF GAME LEADING
- Look for a SPECIAL PODCAST where we will skip our normal format
to bring you a message Jonathan preached to the congregation at WARD PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH-a message titled "God's Grace is for Everyone... isn't it?"
- Podcast #6 will feature
Timber-lee Camp's Chris Radloff along with Jonathan and Furby. Chris will share the
SEVEN SINS OF MANAGING VOLUNTEERS IN YOUTH MINISTRY
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DO THEY RUN WHEN THEY SEE YOU COMING?
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He trains youth workers, equipping them to not only reach beyond the church walls,
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2 GREAT OPPORTUNITIES:
STUDENT LEADER & YOUTH LEADER TRAINING
August 21st, Jonathan is doing a Tuesday evening workshop (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) for student
leaders and youth workers within driving distance of the Paradise/Chico/Oroville area. If
you're a youth worker or have student leaders that want to be equipped to reach out, this
is for you!
Here's the details for this California training:
Tuesday evening, August 21, 2007, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Paradise Alliance Church gym
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
6491 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
YOUTH LEADER TRAINING
Grand Rapids , MI
September 8th, Jonathan is doing a Saturday workshop (9AM to 3PM) for youth workers within
driving distance of Grand Rapids, MI. If you're a youth worker, paid or a volunteer, this is
Here's the details for this Michigan training:
Saturday September 8, 2007, 9 AM to 3 PM
Community Reformed Church
10376 Felch St.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Only $10 (lunch Included)
Online: at www.zaym.org via PayPal
Mail check payable to ZAYM for total number of attendees x $10 to Kim Betten
North Street CRC
20 E. Main Ave
Zeeland, MI 49464
Or for questions: Call Phil Harbison at Community Reformed Church 616-772-4907.
Jonathan is booked to speak at camps, conferences and events across the U.S.
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