Friday, February 22, 2013

Bible Study: Dead in Sin (Real-Life Zombies)

For my Practical Skills for Youth Ministry class this week, we had to write a Bible study and present it to the class. My friend Jim was particularly excited about the zombie theme of this, and it went over quite well as a message shared this Sunday at youth group, so I decided to share it with everyone here.


  • (Trailer for “Warm Bodies” zombie romance movie)

Zombies and Scripture? Colossians 2:13-14
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

  • What does it mean to be dead in sin?
  • What does it mean to be alive in Christ?
  • What happened to our sins?

Deeper Look:
·         Where would you consider yourself to be spiritually? Are you lost in your sin, like the zombies before Julia appeared? Are you being healed, like R and the others were? Or are you completely alive and spreading that healing to others, like Julia?

The Next Step:
·         What can you do to move from your spiritual state to the next one? If you’re a “total zombie” in your sin, will you allow God’s love to heal you like Julia’s love healed R? If you’re alive in Christ, how can you spread that love to others this week? 

      As usual, feel free  to adapt and share this as the Holy Spirit guides you. Have a wonderful week!

     God''s blessings,

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