Session 3: Being Good, Being Bad Part of Amazing Grace In This Section Introduction From Amazing Grace The third session of Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong asks youth to consider the nature of virtuous and sinful lives. It begins with the youth... Session-at-a-Glance From Amazing Grace ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 10 Activity 1: An Awful Day – Round-Robin Story 10 Activity 2: Drawing Pure Virtue and Sin 15 Activity 3: Story and Discussion... Spiritual Preparation From Amazing Grace In the days before you present this session, think about heaven and hell. When and how did you first hear about them?... Opening From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Conundrum Corner poster/banner A cardboard sword Chalice and matches Recording of "Amazing Grace" and... Activity 1: An Awful Day Round-Robin Story From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity Ask your group to create a round-robin story featuring ways that small sins or wrongdoings that people... Activity 2: Drawing Pure Virtue and Sin From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Drawing paper, two sheets for each youth Oil pastels Cleanup supplies Music player and recordings of... Activity 3: Story and Discussion - Heaven and Hell From Amazing Grace Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity Cardboard sword in Conundrum Corner (see Opening) Story 1, "Heaven and Hell" Preparation for Activity R... Activity 4: Ethics Play From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Two dice (extra large, if possible) of different colors Ethics Play role nametags Ethics Play Scenarios... Closing From Amazing Grace Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Taking It Home, one for each participant Preparation for Activity Create a handout from Taking... Leader Reflection and Planning From Amazing Grace Meet with your co-leaders after the session to reflect on how it went. How was your mix of discussion and action?... Faith In Action: Group Strength Applied From Amazing Grace Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Any material your group needs for continuing Faith in Action projects... Alternate Activity 1: Free Will By Age From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Two signs on newsprint, one saying NONE OR NEARLY NONE and the other saying AS MUCH AS THEY WANT Option... Alternate Activity 2: Covenant Making From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Description of Activity Invite participants to create a group covenant to... Alternate Activity 3: Acting Out "Heaven and Hell" From Amazing Grace Activity time: 20 minutes Preparation for Activity Decide how to divide the youth into skit groups. Description of Activity Ask participants to act out... Taking It Home From Amazing Grace To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. — Ralph Waldo Emerson IN TODAY'S SESSION... We made up a group story about an awful day. We... Heaven and Hell From Amazing Grace Long ago in Japan, a samurai—a warrior of those ancient times—went to visit a monk named Hakuin. The samurai was elaborately dressed in armor, and by... Find Out More From Amazing Grace Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006). Says that all religions are equally bad and absurd. Harris, Sam. The End of Faith:... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Amazing Grace NEXT: Introduction Amazing Grace is under revision. Please check back soon to download the entire curriculum as a Word document or PDF.