5/02/2007

All In...

I started a new weekend teaching series in our Middle School group this past Sunday. We're doing it in conjunction with the High School ministry and with big church. It's all about how to give God your whole life, without holding anything back.

Brian and I were trying to think of a way to visually communicate the idea of giving everything over when we landed on the idea of a poker game, and going "all in". Now, I know that in a lot of contexts the idea of using something like poker, which is typically associated with gambling, to communicate Biblical truths wouldn't work. But, it works where we are. Maybe it's the fact that we have a ton of Indian casinos around us. But, all of our kids are totally aware of poker and what it means to go "all in" as part of the game.

So, as a way for them to walk away with something to remember what we're talking about, we had some custom poker chips made. Each chip coincides with the lesson that we're teaching that week. That's a picture of them above. Editor's Note: Also featured prominently; my official David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight action figure. Oh yeah...

2 comments:

Brent said...

Good idea. Where's the rest of the Kit? Get it? HA!

David Hughes said...

hahaha...it it wasn't for david hasselhoff...i would have no way of knowing just how large those chips are.