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Dalqvist
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Hi everyone! I have been asked to do a lecture on gospel magic for a youth team. They are 15-19 years old. Any suggestions on what "must" be mentioned? I'm planning to talk about the difference between "doing tricks" and "doing magic", how to make a profane trick become gospel magic and how you can get presentation ideas from the Bible and the daily Christian life.
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Sounds like you are right on the mark, friend. You have a good foundation to proceed.

Another thing that I stress when I am working with youth, is for them to make sure that they practice until they are sure that their performance Glorifies God. You aren't doing tricks. You are representing God. Do it as well as you are able!

And something else quite important to remember; is that it isn't about them getting applause, or the honor or accolades. It is about God, and delivering His message through the effects. It is to Glorify Him, and taking His Glory for yourself is dangerous at best, and sinful at it's worst! (I can speak from experience here, as I had to give up magic for almost 10 years because I was convicted of taking His Glory and all of the applause for myself.)

This is also a great opportunity to help them begin to really understand how Great our God is, as you help them think through life, and the Bible, to see how amazing He is, and how everything around us can remind them of something about God, or that He has said in His Word!

You hae a great opportunity here to help train these young sowers of The Word in using magic tricks to deliver a message. But don't assume that everyone in the youth group is saved..... That would be like assuming that everyone in Church is a Christian. And we know that isn't true! So make sure you tell them why you do what you do. And as you teach them what they need to do, you can make sure that they have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

My prayers will be with you. When will you be doing the lecture?

God Bless.

BroDavid
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Dalqvist
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Thanks for your reply and prayers, BroDavid! The team members are all saved, they are going to share the gospel during the Gothenburg Festival (Sweden). My lecture will be one of several about different creative arts. The date for the lecture is August 12.
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I would share about the difference between sharing with your audience and talking down to them or excuse the expression "Preaching".

It is even more important to connect with our audiences in this type of presentation.

I use a lot of pauses and ways to connect to audience members recent and past memories.

Use of many emotions not just "comedy" is very important. (IMHO that is.)

Music is also a way to get the connection.

Lately I have been looking at Chris Rice's stuff such as the one about the Magic Wand.

In His Name.

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First of all, thanks for your prayers! It turned out to be a very special lecture.

The lecture was last Tuesday. I taught the team members how to do "Professor's Nightmare" with a gospel message (everyone has the same value in God's eyes). Last Friday one of the leaders told me that one of the teenagers had been very happy like she was filled with the Holy Spirit the following day.

The teenager herself told me that in the morning the same day I had the lecture, she had been praying to God for a way to evangelize. In the afternoon she found out that gospel magic was God answering her prayer. Friday evening the team had an open air concert with a gospel choir. During the evening this teenager gave her testimony based on the gospel magic trick and did a great job.

What makes this even more special is that here in Sweden, gospel magic is very uncommon and seen with great scepticism.
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Well Done Allan!

Our job is to plant the seeds, and teaching others to plant the seeds is a wonderful way to multiply your efforts.

It is also a wonderful thing to see the young people take those effects, and make them personal - like with her testimony, and use them to tell about God!

What a gift to you,. to so quickly hear of your efforts already extending to people and groups that you yourself can never reach.

That is what makes teaching the youth groups to use magic, such a great joy. They have outstanding energy, and far less fear than many of us old folks. And they are able to speak with credibility to their peers.

All in all, an Aswesome report, friend.

God Bless, and keep up the good work!

BroDavid
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