Presentation on theme: "Are We Good? Unit 1: Theme 3 Good-o-meter"— Presentation transcript:
1 Are We Good? Unit 1: Theme 3 Good-o-meter What is the moral of the video?Discuss whether or not humanity is essentially good or essentially evil
2 Another Definition of Good* Anything contributing to the full realization of human potential and the proper development of the personAnything that makes us better human beingsWith a partner, list 5 “good” things according to this definition
3 Again with your partner write down 5 “evil” things you can think Evil then is…*Anything that frustrates or acts against this proper growth and developmentAnything that is dehumanizing or prevents us from becoming who God wants us to beAgain with your partner write down5 “evil” things you can thinkof according to this definition
4 2 Kinds of Evil Examples Examples Physical Evil Moral Evil Evil that is outside human controlEvil brought on by the free, unjustified actions of other humansExamplesViolenceGreedMurderTortureExamplesNatural disastersDiseaseAccidents
5 The Problem of Evil Discuss If God knows of our suffering and is able to stop it what reasons could there be for letting people experience both physical and moral evil?Discuss
6 By Tempest TornWhat aspect of the story spoke to you or stuck with you?Where is God when tragedy strikes?God is with the victim – helping them to copeGod is with the rescuers – helping them do their jobThe man in the story did not blame God.
7 6. What does it say about God and God’s faithfulness to us? God is always there for you, especially in times of need.
8 7. Is there any trace of God in the story? RainbowCongregationCrossHelpful people
9 8. What do you think of the response to the tragedy? What response would you give in similar circumstances?
10 Tragedy in TaberWhat is the role forgiveness plays in overcoming evil?“The only way for evil to thrive is for good people to do nothing.”
11 9.What is your reaction to Rev. Lang’s act of forgiveness?
12 10. How can our anger towards others and refusal to forgive ‘imprison’ us? The anger builds up inside and turns you bitter until you can let it out.Imprisoning your personality
13 11. Do you think Rev. Lang may have been tempted to blame God 11. Do you think Rev. Lang may have been tempted to blame God? Why or Why not?
14 He was a weak person and he needed Jesus’ help to be strong 12 a) What do you think Rev. Lang means by, “I used to pray and ask the Lord to give me strength. My prayer is now that Jesus will be my strength”?He was a weak person and he needed Jesus’ help to be strong
15 b) What is the difference? Asking for strength is asking for power, but asking for Jesus to be your strength is giving up power and asking Jesus to help.
16 Review of Unit One You Are Never Alone On the sticky note write down 3 concepts that you have learned in Unit 1After the video clip place them on the white board.