2022/05/03 Youth Group

Hang Out


• Register for Camp before May 15th

Prayer by Cyndi

Game: Telephone Pictionary

Notebooks (5 min)

Ezra’s Talk: Light

Recorded audio of this discussion
Ezra Engle speaks about the light while Karyn takes a cool photo of the light

Background: God instructed His people to build a tabernacle, or a special tent, and later a temple (a special building) with important objects in it for Holy purposes. He gave specific designs, materials, and measurements. This design included imagery that reminds us of the description of some of the elements in the original garden (with Adam and Eve), as an untarnished pure place where God could interact and speak with human kind. The tabernacle was a place where a human priest could meet with God, as long as he followed God’s specific instructions perfectly so that nothing unclean or impure would enter with him.

Ezra Engle speaks and gestures with his left hand

Old Testament:

“Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. In the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain that is in front of the Testimony, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the Lord from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.”

-Exodus 27:20-21 (NIV)

Wisdom Literature:

“For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,”

-Proverbs 6:23 (NIV)

Ezra Engle speaks

New Testament Words of Jesus:

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

-Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)

New Testament Gospel Account of John:

“In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

-John 1:4-5 (NIV)

Eliza listens while reclining on the carpet

Why do you think God wanted his chosen people (The Israelites) to make oil lamps that continually burn? What do you imagine their purpose was?

Today there is no physical temple with continuously burning lamps or sacrifices being offered. There was a new sacrifice that did the job once and for all. (What was it?) What do you think is the light that continually burns today, if not an actual oil lamp? (God, His word, Wisdom, The Holy Spirit?)

Prayer by Karyn

Zion writes in her notebook


1. Cyndi

2. Karyn

3. Ezra E

4. Ezra W

5. Zion

6. Eden

7. Bryan

8. Angela

9. Ollie

10. Isella

11. Eliza

12. Nathan

13. Levi

14. Chris

15. Samantha

16. Camden