Friday, April 5, 2013

Doubting Thomas Theme Night

Sorry for no blog last week, everyone--I was a little distracted getting engaged!
This is me and my wonderful fiance Andrew right after he proposed, for anyone wondering.
Anyway, it's back to business as usual for the next year and a half or so until the wedding, so here's your weekly post, a theme night usable for this week!

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Easter according to the church calendar, so I've written a theme night on Doubting Thomas, as the second Sunday celebrates Jesus appearing to disciples with Thomas present. The story can be found in the Scripture passage for this week (not-so-coincidentally, one of the lectionary readings for Sunday). I hope this is a valuable resource for you!

Scripture: John 20:19-31
Trivia: Doubters and Liars in the Bible
Message: Discussion on "Doubting Thomas" 
  • Two Truths and a Lie: Everyone comes up with two truths about themselves and one lie. The others have to guess what the lie is.
  • I Doubt It: This is the card game commonly known as BS, but the name has been changed to be more appropriate. Here are the rules, for those of you who don't know it. 
    • In this game the objective is to be the first to discard all of your cards. The person who goes first must discard his aces face down, the second two’s, third, three’s… through king’s. As the person places the cards down they must announce the quantity of cards being played (i.e. 2 aces, 1 two, 3 threes, etc.) If a person doesn’t have a card of the value he/ she is supposed to play, then he/ she bluffs. A person may also bluff at any time by including additional cards of another value in with the cards of the correct value they are playing. For example, a person may only have two aces, but includes a six and calls out “three aces.”
    • At any time a player may shout “I doubt it.” The person that just played cards must turn them over and reveal them. If the revealed cards were a bluff and not 100% what they were claimed to be, the player picks up the entire discard pile. If he/ she was telling the truth, then the person who yelled “I doubt it” must pick up the entire discard pile.
    • The game continues until one player runs out of cards.
As always, feel free to give feedback! Happy Easter, everyone.
God's blessings,

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