Due to popular demand, we’ve created a year-round version of our best-selling New Year’s video! This encouraging service opener reminds us that, no matter how things have gone so far, God always has new mercies and fresh starts. Great for seasons of new beginnings, such as back to school!
Also includes a version without text at the end.
In this episode, Jeff Nil teaches about forgiveness. When his brother Neil kills Jeff’s pet grasshoppers in an unfortunate accident Jeff demonstrates his forgiveness by challenging his brother to a game of Uncle. A hilarious meditation on Romans 12:10, and watch out for the PVC bowstaff. Includes video, teaching slide, discussion guides and games for youth groups.
Do you ever think about what Jesus has done for you? Do you ever dwell on the richness of His glory, the work of the cross, the power of His resurrection or depth of His mercies. As we enter in to worship, let us remember why we worship our God.
The incredible grace of God is a gift we don’t deserve. Yet, because of the work of the cross, it is a gift given to us freely. In it we find forgiveness, mercy, redemption and love. Through grace, we have hope, new birth and eternal life. That is the power of grace.
Aren’t we so lucky that despite our sin, God saved us? Aren’t we lucky that luck had nothing to do with it?
We all know what happens to Jesus after he takes the place of Barabbas, but what happened to Barabbas? Watch this interpretation of what Barabbas must have been contending with.
We all know what happens to Jesus after the crowd chooses him for crucifixion. But rarely do we consider what happened to Barabbas. Watch this interpretation of what Barabbas must have been contending with.
What does it mean to be a Christian? The bible tells us in great detail. It means we are adopted as children of God. It means we are redeemed, delivered and set free from sin. It means grace has covered our lives and mercy has clothed our bodies. Often times, Christian are portrayed in a negative light. We’re viewed as judgmental or hypocritical. But, at the core of our identity, is a heart held in the hands of Jesus. We are saved, We are a new creation, We are Christians.
Two guilty people are thankful for not getting what they deserve.
We are undeserving, yet God has loved us. We are unworthy, yet He has shown us mercy. God changed our eternity through the gift of His Son. Because of Jesus, we have a future as bright as Heaven. This is love, this is mercy…This is grace.
A mom and dad realize that it’s too hard to love their kids. so they come up with a plan to make it easier. This is a satirical look at how we sometimes believe we can earn God’s love by how we live our lives.
Gary and Grady explain that the story of Adam and Eve is about remaking our hearts to be like God’s. Not so much about the perils of fruit.
Based on Romans 11:33–12:1, this worship starter points us to God’s absolute glory and endless power. How will we respond to the baffling mercy He gives to us in Christ?
This sermon illustration mini-movie depicts a man gathering broken and discarded pieces of wood from old barns in a stark winter scene. As he describes his work, we realize this is God speaking about humanity, and how our Father accepts the rejected and the flawed and crafts them into his masterpiece, the redeemed Church. Great for the topic of restoration, healing, and forgiveness. Could also be useful for Celebrate Recovery groups.
Watch as The Skit Guys tell the story of Joseph and his multi-colored coat, and how he was used by God to demonstrate His mercy and forgiveness.
This is the story of the Prodigal Son told from the perspectives of two brothers.
When Jesus came down to earth, He left a perfect home in heaven where he sat at the right hand of God. He left all of that for us, even though we’d rejected Him. His love for us is greater than we’ll ever appreciate.
In a conversation between Little Billy and his Sunday School teacher, Little Billy swerves from underwear to Zacchaeus to sick trees. And through it all Little Billy learns about God’s crazy love and grace.
We all have messed up along the way, but God extends his grace to us all, no matter how much trouble we think we’re in.
Two guys spend all their time mocking those around them. One girl gets fed up with it, asking Jesus to deal with the situation. Jesus shows her what it’s like when she sees people the way He sees people.
A husband and wife discover the pain of giving and receiving mercy after an affair.
Two best friends discover the pain of giving and receiving mercy after an affair.
Samuel and Madison discover the pain of giving and receiving mercy.
Dan wants to make up for the mistakes he’s made in the past year and thinks having a “perfect” Christmas for his family is the key…until he meets Joe, “The Toy Man.”
A comedic telling of the story of Moses and the Plagues.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” This skit is a classic and moving illustration of God’s love for mankind.
Joseph was his father’s favorite and his brothers resented him for it. But God had big plans for this little brother.
Through the eyes of both father and son, one of the most powerful of Jesus’ parables comes to life.
A son takes his inheritance and leaves his home and loving father only to discover that his idea of freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Watch this retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son.
A Reader’s Theatre about God’s love and acceptance as a Father who pursued His people.
Many of us feel cemented into our lives and lifestyles by our histories or habits. We mistakenly feel unworthy of God’s grace and we spend our time trying to find our place among life’s consolation prizes. But if a Roman Centurion can realize the renewing gift of Christ’s salvation, how can we not?
A busy wife and mom gets a reality check during the holidays when God
suddenly sends a very special new friend into her life.
Here is a simple, but effective recitation of chapter 2 in the book of James about how we’re supposed to show mercy.
A woman realizes that she has something she’s rarely had in her life- forgiveness.
God’s grace is a free gift that we can’t seem to grasp on a daily basis. We know we don’t deserve the blessings God gives us, yet he delights in continuing to bless us despite our shortcomings and willful disobedience.
A father talks to his Heavenly Father about what it takes to be a great husband and dad.
Here is a look at the life and times of one of the most famous people in the Bible, Paul. This is an informative look at who Paul was and what his life meant.
The Bird Cage is a metaphor to humanity’s imprisonment and Jesus’ redemption plan that sets us free. Skit starts out as a young boy and a man talk about wild birds in a birdcage to the ultimate encounter of Jesus and Satan looking at mankind in the cage.
It’s so easy to think that because we have hard times in our life that God doesn’t like us, that He just sits up in the heavens and merely tolerates us, when all along He’s absolutely crazy about us.
Billy, a confused and slightly neurotic 4 yr-old; Sheldon, a high schooler with trust issues; and Peter, the disciple of Jesus help to illustrate God’s amazing grace. No matter what we do there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love. Filmed at the National Youth Workers Convention, this is a new and updated version.