The following is a lesson sketch and set of resources for teaching our famous “Pentecost Pirates” and/or “Pentecost Surfers” lessons using the “talk aloud” found in either the Kid Pix 4 or Let’s Talk software.
1. Define the Good News
Write down in 3 or 4 sentences what the “Gospel” is. Here are two starter sentences might help.
The good news is that Jesus….
And now we should….
Look it up if you need help! In Acts 2, Peter gives you plenty of ideas about what the Good News about Jesus is and what we should do!
2. Translate and Tell the Good News
Now “translate” your message about the Gospel into a new language, just like the Holy Spirit did on that first Pentecost. Pick either Pirate language or Surfer language and see how many words you can include to fully describe what the good news is, and does for us. See my example at the end of this page.
Other Languages: “Church speak,” “Babies” (this is a fun one….how would you tell a 3 year old about Jesus?)
Work it out on paper, then type it into a Kid Pix screen with the text tool, or the “Talk Now” module in the Let’s Talk software screen. Play back for all to here, then improve it again. (Print your creations when done. To print a Let’s Talk screen, press the “printscreen” key on your keyboard, then open a document and select “paste” to paste the screenshot, then print.)
Pirate Language Examples
Arggg = agreement
Aye-aye = yes
Avast, Ahoy = see, look, pay attention, hello
Booty = reward, treasure
The deep, Davey Jones’ locker = death
Paradise = heaven
Sail, ship out = join us
Walk the plank = died, sacrifice, killed
Bilge Rats, landlubbers, scalawag = sinners
Seadog = experienced pirate
Lad, lass, lassie – a younger person
Weigh anchor = get going
Captain = Lord
Saint Elmo’s Fire, Fair Wind = Spirit
Blow me down! = surprise
Surfer Language Examples
Aloha = hello, welcome, goodbye
Poser, Hoodad, Kook, Dork = Non-surfer
Bummer, Bogus = bad, sorry
Heavy = important, big wave
Boss, Amped, Gnarly, Mondo, Stoked, Sick, Off the Wall = outstanding, best, good
Carver, Shredder, Hotdog = Good surfer
Dude, Dudette, Bro, Brah Big
Kahuna = God Locked in = focused, riding the wave
Kickin out = leaving or going
Nailed, Eating it, Grubbing = wipe out, falling
Rad/Radical Surf’s Up = Let’s go, get ready
Safari = hunt for good surf
Schooled = taught, shown up
Hang Loose, S’all good = relax, chill
Pipeline = good curling wave Let’s get cranking = let’s ride the wave
Line-up = where surfers gather and wait for the waves
Aloha Dudes! Today we’re gonna shoot the curl on a heavy that schools us about the Big Kahuna wanting us to dive in with the Hoodads instead of kicking out or backing down, so that they can get sick and come shredding with us. (Surfer)