2021/05/11 Youth Group

Announcements: Cyndi
* Paintball is on! Scholarships available
* Guitar lessons – sign up with Cyndi
* Tech team training – sign up with Cuyler

Game: Cyndi
* Ninja (pre-hand-sanitized version)

Notebooks: Ezra
* 5 minutes of writing and/or responding

Ezra’s Talk: Undervalued Wisdom

Video: The Book Of Ecclesiastes (0:00-5:43)

Prayer: Jenn

Small breakout Group discussion:

“There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siegeworks against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded. The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.”
-Ecclesiastes 9:14-18 (NIV)

Suggested Discussion Questions:

What value is there in wisdom?

If you had to choose, would you want to have wisdom, be poor, and not be famous, or would you want to be powerful and also corrupt?

What is the real value in avoiding sin?

The last part of the passage says “..but one sinner destroys much good.” What do you think this means?

Do you value wisdom in others? Have others noticed wisdom in you?

What is something people might make fun of that is actually a wise thing to do?

Prayer: Cyndi

1. Ezra E
2. Karyn
3. Cyndi
4. Cuyler
5. Alora
6. Aurelia
7. Matteo
8. Josiah
9. Elena
10. Gabe
11. Oliver
12. Chris
13. Camden
14. Noah
15. Tyler
16. Ian
17. Ezra W
18. Zack
19. Remy
20. Jenn
21. Zion
22. Angie
23. Eliza
24. Sam
25. Bryan
26. Piper
27. Aaron
28. Angel