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HOLLYWOOD HIGHLIGHT REEL: REEL HONESTY

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Week 3:  October 24/25

 

 eGROUP LESSON PLAN

 

HONESTY

Choosing to be truthful in what you say and do.

MAIN POINT

When you are not truthful, you lost trust.

MOVIE

Tarzan

MEMORY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 3:9-10 (NIV)

Don’t lie to one another, since you have taken off your old self
with its practices and have put on the new self, which
is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

BIBLE STORY

Elisha and Gehazi

2 Kings 5

ENGAGE

ENGAGE starts 20 minutes before the worship experience begins. (4:40, 9:10, 11:10)

ENGAGE
Engage is a time to welcome kids to your eGroup with a fun activity to help them feel comfortable and get to know each other.

TIME
30 MINUTES

DO: Start by introducing yourself and welcoming kids to the eGroup. Ask them about their week and interests. Once you have five to six kids begin the Engage activity.

MOVIE STORYBOARDS

SUPPLIES
MOVIE STORYBOARD, PENS

 

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DO: 

  • Kids will create their own movie storyboard by filling in the blanks on the Movie Storyboard.
  • Give each kid a Movie Storyboard paper and a pen.
  • Have kids draw in the missing boxes of the storyboard to complete the story.
  • Once kids have finished their Movie Storyboard, let kids share.

 

“LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION” CARD GAME

SUPPLIES
MOVIE REEL DECK OF CARDS (2 PER eGROUP), “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION” CARD GAME INSTRUCTIONS

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DO:

  • Kids can play in groups no larger than eight. Start a second game if needed.
  • Have kids sit in a circle and deal the deck as evenly as possible. It’s okay if kids don’t have the same number of cards.
  • Kids place their pile of cards face down in front of them.
  • Follow the “Lights, Camera, Action” card game instructions to play this game with your eGroup.

MEMORY VERSE

BEGIN ACTIVITY 10 MINUTES AFTER THE START OF THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (5:10, 9:40, 11:40)

MEMORY VERSE
During this time introduce your eGroup kids to the series virtue and memory verse. Spend time teaching and practicing the memory verse.

SUGGESTED TIME
5-8 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
NONE

SAY: “Welcome to eGroup! My name is _______ and I’m your eGroup leader! As an eGroup we will hang out together during Motion, hear stories from the Bible, learn what it means to live for Jesus, and play games!

We are in a series called Hollywood Highlight Reel 3. In Hollywood Highlight Reel 3, we’ll enter The Vault and check out some classic movies each weekend. We will look at reel honesty and how to be truthful in whatever we say and do. Today we will learn when you are not truthful, you lose trust. 

The Bible talks about the importance of honesty to God. When anyone believes in Jesus, they are a new creation – the old has gone and the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) As a new creation, we choose to live in ways which make us more like Jesus. Sharing, obeying our leaders, loving people – these are a few ways we become more like Jesus. Our series memory verse says when we follow Jesus and do not lie to each other, we are becoming more like Jesus, too. Let’s learn Colossians 3:9-10 to remind us how important being honest is to God.”

DO: Practice the memory verse with kids. You can use the following methods to help kids learn the memory verse:

  • REPEAT AFTER ME: Have kids repeat the words after you.
  • PAIR UP: After practicing the verse as a group, have kids pair up to practice the verse.
  • MOTIONS: Come up with motions to help remember the verse as a group. Practice it together.
  • DROP A BEAT: Put the verse to a beat as you say it together. You can do this by clapping, patting your legs, stomping, or any combination to make a beat.

Don’t lie to one another, since you have taken off your old self
with its practices and have put on the new self, which
is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)

STOP: TRANSITION TO LARGE GROUP

GROW: LIGHTS

REEL HONESTY
DISCUSSION ACTIVITY: During Grow: Lights you’ll shine a light on the main point for the day. Kids will connect the theme of honesty to the movie clip and will connect how honesty applies to their lives. They will also connect with each other.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
REEL WHEEL OF HONESTY, DIE (4 PER eGROUP), DISCUSSION SHEET

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SAY: “In today’s movie, Tarzan lost the trust of someone close to him because of what he did. His actions were not honest. A lot of times we don’t think about the things we do as being dishonest, but when it comes to telling the truth, what we do can be just as important as what we say. Let’s talk about the movie and what we can learn from it!”

DO:

  • Split kids into groups of four to five. Have them sit in a circle and introduce themselves to the group.
  • Give each group a die.
  • Show the kids the Reel Wheel of Honesty. This spinner has different colored sections. Each color corresponds to a question on the discussion sheet.
  • Have each group roll the die. The group who rolls the highest number gets to spin the Reel Wheel of Honesty.
  • Read a question from the discussion sheet which corresponds to the color spun.
  • Have groups discuss their answer to the question. Walk around and help each group discuss then have groups share with each other.
  • Repeat for three to four more questions.

SAY: “What we say and do can show others you are honest and trustworthy. Choosing not to be truthful with your words and actions can cause you to lose the trust of others. Let’s go to the Bible and learn about a man named Gehazi [gay-haus-E] who chose not to be truthful with his words and actions.”

GROW: CAMERA

ELISHA AND GEHAZI | 2 KINGS 5
BIBLE STORY ACTIVITY: During the second part of Grow: Camera kids will learn what the Bible says about honesty. Kids will help act out a story to illustrate what the Bible taught.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
STORY SCRIPT, PROP CARDS (TWO TALENTS, TWO SETS OF CLOTHING, CHARACTER CARDS)

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SAY: “Our Bible story comes from the book of 2 Kings. Our Bible story stars are three men named Naaman [nay-men], Elisha, and Gehazi [gay-haus-E]. Naaman was sick with leprosy, a very bad skin disease. He went to the prophet Elisha, a man who was close to God, to be healed. After following Elisha’s instructions from God, Naaman was healed of his disease! He was very thankful! But Gehazi sees his thankfulness as a way to get some things for himself. Let’s see what happened next! I need your help to tell the rest of the story.”

DO:

  • Assign five kids to play different roles in the story: Naaman, Elisha, Gehazi, and two of Naaman’s servants. The rest of the group will be the audience members who will interact during the story. The eGroup leader is the Narrator.
  • If you do not have enough kids in your eGroup to play the different roles, have kids play more than one role.
  • Read the Bible Story Script and have kids act out the Bible story using the prop cards.

After the Bible Story:
SAY: Gehazi was not truthful with what he said and did. He lied to Naaman to get the money and clothes. Then he didn’t tell the truth when Elisha asked him what he had been up to. Gehazi lost Elisha’s trust. Why did Gehazi’s words and actions cause him to lose Elisha’s trust? (Allow kids to respond. Gehazi actions and words were dishonest. Lying and deceiving others causes them not to trust you. Elisha couldn’t trust Gehazi would tell him the truth in the future.)

Honesty is a big deal to God! One of the 10 commandments, the 10 rules God gave the Israelites to show them how to live, is to tell the truth. Honesty isn’t an easy choice, though. In every situation Jesus faced, he had a choice: He could be truthful in what He said and did or He could tell a lie. When we choose to be truthful in what we say and do, we live like Jesus did. People trusted Jesus because He was honest. When we are not honest, we lose the trust of others.”

 

 

GROW: ACTION

REEL QUICK
PRAYER AND GAME ACTIVITY: Prayer is an important way to share Jesus with passion. Spend time in prayer with your eGroup before beginning the game.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
eKIDZ PRAYER JOURNAL, PENS, REEL WHEEL (FROM PREVIOUS ACTIVITY), MASKING TAPE

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SAY: “Before we begin our last activity, let’s pray together.”

DO: Take prayer requests and write them down in your eKidz prayer journal so you can pray for your eGroup kids during the week. Encourage kids to share one or two prayer requests. Invite kids to pray with you if they want.

SUGGESTED PRAYER: “Dear God, thank You for the lesson you taught us today about honesty. We know being honest helps us keep the trust of others. Help us to choose to be truthful in what we say and do. We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

SAY: “Tarzan grew up with the animals in the jungle. Everything he learned he learned from them. He learned the meaning of family and loyalty, but he also learned how to move like the animals! In our game today, you’ll have to move like the animals in the jungle in our relay race!”

DO:

  • Split kids into two teams. Have kids line up with their teams on one side of the eGroup area.
  • Place a line of tape on the floor 10 feet away from each team.
  • The goal for each round of the relay race is to be the first team to get each member to the line and back while moving according to the jungle action spun on the Reel Wheel Spinner.
  • Have the kids practice the motions for each color on the Reel Wheel Spinner.
    • RED: Snake- Walk on knees and move arms like a snake.
    • GREEN: Gorilla- Walk with hands and feet close to the ground.
    • BLUE: Elephant- Walk with legs wide and arm by nose like elephant.
    • YELLOW: Toucan- Hop and flap wings like a bird.
  • To begin the first round spin the Reel Wheel Spinner to choose a jungle action for the race.
  • When you say, “Go,” the kids at the front of each line will race to their team’s line of tape and back to their team moving according to the action spun on the Reel Wheel Spinner. Once they are back to their team they will tag the next person in line and sit at the back of the line.
  • If teams are uneven have a kid race a second time for their team.
  • The first team to have all team members complete the race wins the round!
  • As time allows, spin the Reel Wheel Spinner again and have teams compete again with a different jungle action.

 

STOP: TRANSITION TO LARGE GROUP
Take lesson plan and Bring It! supplies to Large Group!
Supplies: Memory Verse Cards

 

BRING IT! CHALLENGE

 

THE BRING IT! CHALLENGE WILL BE COMPLETED IN LARGE GROUP.

OVERVIEW: During Hollywood Highlight Reel 3 kids will receive a snack from the concession stand each weekend for bringing their Bible. On the last weekend of the series, November 7/8, kids who recite the series memory verse will receive a box of candy and soda.

TIME
5-6 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
MEMORY VERSE CARD

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SAY: “During Hollywood Highlight Reel 3 you will get rewarded for bringing your Bible each week! Bringing your Bible to Motion is important because we read and learn from it every weekend! Who has their Bible today? (Celebrate kids who have their Bibles.) Whenever you bring your Bible during the series you’ll get an extra movie snack!”

DO: Explain to kids that once the movie starts, the host will call each eGroup one at a time. All kids who have their Bible will bring it to the concession stand to redeem an extra movie snack.

SAY: “Who remembers the memory verse we practiced earlier? (Allow kids to respond.) If you say the series memory verse, Colossians 3:9-10, the last weekend of the series, November 7/8, you will get a box of candy and a drink!”

DO: Give VIP kids/kids new to series a memory verse card so they can practice at home. Tell them to place the card next to their bed, on their bathroom mirror, or on their kitchen table to help remind them be honest each and every day and learn Colossians 3:9-10. If kids have a Bible, have them place it in their Bible so the card will make it home and not be lost.