Creative Idea: Balloon Launch

Written by evan on April 14, 2008 at 10:20 AM

We started a new series based on the first chapter of the book of James.

You in Real Life.
Real Pain.
Real Smarts.
Real Temptation.
Real Speech.

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Last night we started with part one. Real Pain.
Here is what the message sounded & looked like.

I told a personal story of real pain.

Showed this clip on pain/suffering from Dan in Real Life.

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Luke performed a poem by Bradley Hathaway called "On Being Joyful And Content".
He tore it up, by the way.

I talked about that when we are suffering or experiencing real pain, we have a choice to believe and trust in God, and when we do, we become mature.

We showed this incredible video 99 Balloons

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Then we had small cards on the stage, and challenged those students who are dealing with pain and suffering, to write it on the card.

And then to take a balloon and attached a card to it with the string.

Then we went outside where we prayed and ask got to help us with our pain and suffering, and as a symbol of releasing that to God, we released the balloons with the card attached.

3 Responses to "Creative Idea: Balloon Launch"

Comment by reverseyourworld
April 14, 2008 at 11:27 AM #  

evan dude love this idea. that is awesome. hope it was a good night cause i definitely sounds like something i would want to be a part of. thanks for sharing ideas

April 14, 2008 at 3:40 PM #  

wow. for some reason, i felt i needed to check this out today and i watched your 99 balloons video. amazing. sounds like a great series and very, very true.

Comment by Me:
April 17, 2008 at 10:07 AM #  

Cool idea, but um... are those mylar? Next time go for latex, they're non-conductive:

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