I recently received a copy of The Crossmaker from See the Light Ministry. I have known about the ministry, but only a real little bit. I am always looking for various things for large group time messages for Awana, and even though I am not a real proponent of using videos exclusively during council time, this is one I would highly recommend.
The length of the video is approximately 15 minutes which allows time for interaction and follow up. The premise is a young boy who helps make and deliver the crosses used during Jesus’ day and then shows the crucifixion and God’s forgiveness through the boys eyes. Though the perspective is extra-biblical (the cross maker is not in the Bible), it shares the story of the crucifixion accurately (using Biblical accounts) in a way that is captivating to children. This is an excellent tool to use for your Awana club or for any other children’s ministry.
The DVD also gives you a peak into the ministry which is amazing. I am in awe of people who can draw with chalk like they do and then the images that are revealed when we “See the Light”. It is a must see and a great way to share the Gospel of Jesus.
To see a preview of The Crossmaker, or to purchase a copy for yourself, simply go to their Web Site. (I do not receive any compensation for purchases you may make at their web site)
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