Talk:  Jesus, My Friend

The purpose of this talk is to share your relationship to Jesus as your friend, so that the students begin to see Jesus as their friend.  This talk leads into the reconciliation service, and the students will be ready to fully enter into the sacrament feeling closer to God.

Introduce yourself and your props (no more than 3):

 

 

The Talk:
Use these questions as prompts for brainstorming and writing your talk. Refer to the purpose of the talk above as well.

How would you describe your relationship with Jesus?

 

Who is He?  What does he look like to you?  Who introduced you to Him?

 

How do you spend time with Him?  How do you talk to Him?

  

How does He talk to you?

 

Has your relationship with Him changed over the years?  What kind of relationship did you have with Him when you were younger?

 

What would you like others to know about Jesus?

 

Conclusion:

 

Song:

This should connect to your topic and who you are.  It may be mainstream or Christian music, with no bad words or themes.  The song sheets are something the candidates take home to remember you and your song.  They must be typed on colored, white, or designed paper.  Be creative.  Let us know if you need help with copies.

 

Gift:

This is your labor of LOVE.  It should relate to your talk and theme.  Plan to bring your supplies to our peer leader retreat and others can help make your gifts during our down time.  Do not spend more than $10.  If you need $$ or supplies, please let us know.  Be creative!  Sample ideas:

  • Prayer scroll with ribbon
  • Handmade cross
  • Ornament
  • Decade of the rosary with string and beads
  • Key chain