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March Large Group Week of March 10

jTV: Forgiveness in Real Life

Virtue: Forgiveness: Showing love to someone who has hurt you.
Main Point: I can forgive others.
Bible Story: Joseph Forgives His Brothers
Bible Passage:Genesis 37-45
Memory Verse: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

 

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our new series jTV – Forgiveness in Real Life! This month we’re learning all about forgiveness and how we can show forgiveness, even when people may have hurt us. But what is forgiveness and why is it so important? Let’s take a look at the scene and find out.
Forgiveness: Showing love to someone who has hurt you.

This month we’ll follow a kid named Jay who just started his LiveStream – a way for him to show everybody online who he is and the fun things he and his friends do. But something’s about to happen that’s going to shake up the friendship between Jay and his friends, DeeDee and Aaron. Let’s find out what happens next in this week’s episode of jTV!”

jTV Episode 2

Connect Questions

“It seems Jay has made some major mistakes with his friends, but after his conversation with M1dkn1ght, Jay wants to go and seek forgiveness from his friends. I’m really hoping that Aaron and DeeDee are able to forgive Jay for taking his pranks too far, just like Joseph was able to forgive his brothers in today’s Bible story”

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the episode of jTV we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids a few moments to gather around their eGroup leaders)

First question: Jay said he wanted to prank people because he was trying to impress his online audience. What’s wrong with that kind of thinking? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Have you ever showed off for somebody and gotten in trouble for it? What happened? What happened when you tried to ask for forgiveness?

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: People may hurt us and then ask for forgiveness. Do you think it will be easy or hard to forgive them? How can you show them forgiveness?

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Motion, you had some great answers today! Forgiveness is so important to us because God loves us enough to forgive us of our sins, or the wrong things we’ve done. That’s why He sent His son, Jesus. Today, we’re going to sing and celebrate that God loves us and has forgiven us. Everyone stand to your feet as we dance and sing, ‘Brighter!’”

Worship Song – Brighter

Worship Song – Wake

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

I’m Internet Famous!

“Welcome back, Motion! I know you had a great time in eGroup, and now it’s time for us to continue the fun with a little game I like to call, ‘Internet Famous.’ In jTV, Jay is trying to become an internet LiveStreaming star, but there are plenty of people out there who have already become internet famous, for better or for worse.

Each week of jTV I’m going to show you a picture of one person who is internet famous. Then, I’m going to ask you a question about why this person is internet famous. To answer the question, you’ll simply move from one side of the room to the other based on your answer.

Once we determine why this person is famous, I’ll show you a clip of what this person did to become famous. Then, I’ll pause the clip and ask you to determine what happens next in the clip.

Take a look at the screen and check out this kid.

(refer to the slide on the screen)

His name is Ryusei Imai and now you’ll need to decide what he got famous for. If you think he’s famous for being the youngest person to do a back flip, you’ll head to my right. If you think he’s famous for pretending to be a martial artist, you’ll move to my left. Everyone make a choice now!

(wait for kids to choose a side of the room)

Ok, the correct answer is he’s famous for acting like the greatest martial artist to ever live, Bruce Lee! If you got that right, great job! Now, take a look at the screen and let’s see what he’s famous for.

(watch the video)

Ok, now that the video’s paused, you’ve got to decide what happens next. If you think he’s going to hit himself in the head with the nunchucks, you’ll move to my left. If you think he’s going to do every move in the scene perfectly, then move to my right. Choose now!

(have kids choose their sides)

Let’s watch the rest of the clip!

(watch the rest of the video)

If you guessed he was going to do every move in the scene perfectly, you’re right! Ryusei is a prodigy, a kid who does something extremely well. In fact, this video acting out a scene from a Bruce Lee movie has been viewed over 11 million times! That’s amazing! Ryusei is definitely internet famous! Great job everybody! You can all have a seat as we welcome another group of famous people, our VIPs!”

VIP WELCOME

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

BRING IT! CHALLENGE SETUP

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

FIND Ephesians 4:32 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Ephesians 4:32, from memory.

SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Forgiveness: Showing love to someone who has hurt you.
Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

GAME SETUP – Spotlight

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Make sure you’re bringing your Bible and studying your memory verse so you can earn those Bring It! Challenge prizes! Now, it’s time for us to play today’s game!

Typically, when you’re trying to get big on social media like Jay is, you want to stay in the spotlight as long as possible with everyone looking at you. Unfortunately, we saw how that worked for Jay in jTV and in today’s game, we’re going to try to stay out of the spotlight as much as we can.

In this game we’re going to turn the lights down low and you’re going to be sneaking around the room. I’ll also be moving around the room, but I’ll have a spotlight with me. If I turn on my spotlight and catch you moving, you’re out and you’ve got to go sit at the back of the room in a place called the ‘Blog,’ a terrible place where good social media goes to become forgotten forever!

(make spooky noises)

Actually, you’re only in the ‘Blog’ until another kid comes around and tags you, then you’re back in the game.

Everyone stand to your feet and let’s get ready to play, Spotlight!”

GAME – SPOTLIGHT

Dismissal