Forget the billions of dollars spent on producing Hollywood films and all-star lineups. Multi-tiered movie theaters and box office ads weren’t needed to promote and draw more than 6 million views of a five-minute skit on GodTube and YouTube. It’s the second-most viewed video on GodTube, having nearly seven times more looks than its third-place competitor. The “Lifehouse Everything Skit,” performed by Mission Baltimore with music by Lifehouse, has deeply moved the hearts and souls of America, and the only “hook” pulling people toward it is a yearning to draw closer to a forgiving and embracing Savior. The skit was originally performed at the 2006 Smoky Mountain Winterfest in Knoxville, Tenn. It packed 30,000 into the Tennessee Volunteers’ Thompson-Boling arena each night, and has deeply impacted God’s Kingdom ever since. In a society caught up with Oscars and Golden Globes, those involved in the production of the “Everything Skit” received a much greater reward than any golden figurine could ever deliver—witnessing changed lives. Numerous testimonies of people receiving Christ have been reported to Winterfest staff through e-mails and GodTube postings, providing eternal blessings far greater than most had ever anticipated. The huge response to the skit has driven youth leaders from across the nation to request the video and use it to teach their own drama teams. The drama focuses on the spiritual warfare being fought for our souls. At the beginning of the skit, the young woman indulges in the pure joy and innocence of finding her first love in Jesus, as He shows her all the wonderful things He has done and has in store for her. But this blissful moment becomes tarnished by seemingly harmless distractions, which turn into temptations and ultimately into deadly sins. The fallen spiritual forces at work begin their relentless attack on the young woman, who takes her eyes off Jesus and sets them on the world. She finds herself overcome by all the vices made to look so attractive in life: sexual impurity, greed for money, drinking, bulimia, and cutting. The lies that she has been told about her worthlessness and inability to measure up lead her into depression, attempted suicide, and ultimately into a desperation that spurs her to once again seek her first love. Only after the woman hits rock bottom does she remember the true source of her joy—a relationship with Christ. But she’s not alone as she battles to regain the abundant life Jesus has given her. Unable to fend off the enemy’s spiritual attack on her own, she puts her eyes back on Jesus, who is waiting for her call for help. Eager to step in and fight the battle for His bride, Jesus fends off and defeats the demonic attackers who are after her very soul and life. We are reminded that Christ already won the battle for our souls on the cross, and that we have victory over our sins through our hope and redemption in Jesus. It affirms I John 4:4: “You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” Since the video was introduced by a student to GodTube on May 31, 2007, the “Everything Skit” has been viewed more than 4 million times. It has also been visited more than 2.3 million times on YouTube since it was posted there on February 2 of this year. The evangelistic opportunities of this skit are enormous. “Sixty-four percent of Americans seek spirituality on the Internet, and as Christians, we need to be there for them,” said’s Director of Ministries Craig von Buseck. “I love watching this video,” said one GodTube viewer. “This put me at peace because I have been there and see that God is there looking over me. I just wanted to let everyone know that I almost committed suicide. Thank you so much for the reality that this skit showed me and for its impact on me… It pointed me back to God.” The drama helps all who watch it take II Corinthians 5:21 to heart, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

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Jesus 'Everything Skit'

December 01, 2007 by Mike Calvo | Comments (0) | Jesus | skit | video