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Motion Large Group :: Week of December 9

The Big Give

Main Idea: Don’t miss your chance to give.
Bible Story: Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns
Bible Passage: Luke 12:13-21
Memory Verse: 
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,
and to be generous and willing to share.”
– 
1 Timothy 6:18, NIV

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion! It’s time for The Big Give, our series all about how we can show generosity. But what is generosity? Take a look at the screen and let’s find out together! I’ll say it once and then I want you all to say it with me. Take a look at the screen:

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

Say that with me now.

(repeat the virtue with the kids)

Great job, Motion! It’s time for us to check out the screen and learn more about what it means to show generosity. Take a look.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“It’s not easy to be generous with what you have, but being generous is always the right thing to do!

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

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Jesus wants us to know that life isn’t made up of what we have. What do you think this means? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Is it easy or hard for you to give something away? What do you feel when you give something away? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: If you have a friend who doesn’t share what they have, how could today’s story help them? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. We should always be willing to show generosity to others because God was generous when He gave us Jesus. It’s time to celebrate God’s generosity by singing songs and praising Him. Stand to your feet as we sing, ‘Noel.’”

Worship Song – Noel

Worship Song – Hark The Herald

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

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. 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:

  1. FIND 1 Timothy 6:18 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.
  2. RECITE the verse for this series, 1 Timothy 6:18, from memory.
  3. SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.

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 – Snowball Blast

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game!

I know how generous you all are and how freely you give what you have to your neighbors, which is why I think you’ll be so good at throwing these snowballs…

(hold up a snowball)

… at your neighbors on the other side of the room! We’re going to divide the room into different areas. Your goal will be to make sure that your side has as few snowballs as possible by the time the round is over.

There’s one thing to watch out for, though. Mixed in with the normal snowballs will be these snowballs that are very generously covered in red.

(hold up a red snowball)

If one of these snowballs ends up on your side, it’ll count the same as having an extra 10 snowballs on your side – that’s bad news! Make sure you’re getting rid of these quickly!

Let’s go ahead and divide the room into our different teams and get ready to play Snowball Blast!”

Game – Snowball Blast

252 Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! As your parents begin to arrive, let’s take another look at today’s Bible story. Check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal