Hip-hop culture is global! One might be amazed to discover that its originating goal was “Love, Peace, Unity, and Having Fun!” While this goal got lost in certain negative societal characteristics, the 2013 Abingdon Press Bible and Arts program, Hip-Hop Hope: Jesus Makes Me Glad, is a perfect opportunity to offer Jesus as the ultimate DJ, who scratches out new songs of hope. Jesus is the b-boy, Lord of the Dance, who moves through history bringing salvation.
Through the skits, lessons, games, and poetry of this curriculum, Jesus’ words will splash pictures in the minds and hearts of children, teens and adults, giving them the chance to accept Jesus as the MC of their lives!
In the words of hip-hop artist turned Christian minister, Kurtis Blow, “Don’t get it twisted, God has always existed!”
With Hip-Hop Hope, participants will be glad to:
Experience hope and happiness with community fun!
Discover and give thanks for their blessings!
Realize that God loves excellence!
Hear about Jesus as the MC of salvation!
Jesus is our Hip-Hop Hope! “Be glad and rejoice forever!” (Isaiah 65:18a)