Session 5: Revealed
Suggested Week of Use: September 29, 2019
Core Passages: Ephesians 3:1-13
News Story Summary
On September 16 of this year, Nabisco introduced a new Mystery Oreo. Packages can be purchased at various retailers with packaging simply identifying the flavor as a mystery. People wishing to guess the flavor can enter their guess, once daily, at MysteryOREO.com with the hope of winning a prize of $50,000. The initial announcement include the following clue: “History is divided on how this came to exist. A shepherd? A sailor? There’s no easy fix.” The contest will end November 4 with Nabisco unveiling a new clue each Monday during the contest. The flavor and prize winner will be announced by November 19, 2019.
(For more on this story, search the Internet using the phrase “mystery oreo flavor 2019.”)
To replace the Introduce idea under Focus Attention, share the news story summary. Explain that Nabisco is creating conversation with consumers by keeping the flavor a secret. Ask: What is so intriguing about a mystery cookie flavor? What appeals to you (or doesn’t appeal to you) about not knowing the flavor? Complete the step as written.
To replace the Discuss idea under Summarize and Challenge, begin by reminding the group of the news summary. Ask: What emotions do you think will be evoked once the 2019 mystery Oreo flavor is revealed? How should we feel because the mystery of the gospel has been revealed to us? Explain that it is our responsibility and our privilege to share this mystery with the unchurched. Complete the step as written.