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Motion Large Group Week of March 11

Fix it Up

Virtue: Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
Main Point: Everyone needs to be forgiven, even me.
Bible Story: The Lost Son
Bible Passage: Luke 15:11-26
Memory Verse:“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to Fix It Up! Throughout this series, we’ll be looking at how God gives us grace and forgiveness as a gift and how we can give that gift to others as well. Let’s take a look at this month’s virtue and you can say it with me:

FORGIVENESS: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

Earlier today you heard a powerful story of God’s love and forgiveness. If Jesus told that story today, it may have sounded like what you’re about to hear. Check out the screen!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“We heard an amazing example of God’s love and forgiveness, and it’s the same forgiveness he wants to give you whenever you make a mistake or mess up. God loves us all and today’s story shows how much He loves us.

Let’s circle around our eGroup leaders and answer a few questions about the parable we heard today.”

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Why did the character ‘Eli’ want to get the money from his father early? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: When was the last time someone forgave you for doing something wrong? How did that make you feel?

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, our final question is our ‘See What God Can Do Through You’ question. Today’s question is: When someone does something wrong to you, why should you show forgiveness to 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. It’s time for us to celebrate God’s love as we stand to our feet and sing songs of thanks and praise. Stand to your feet as we sing ‘Shine A Light!’

Worship Song – Shine A Light

Worship Song – Endless Praise

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.”

Game Setup – Flick It

“Now it’s time for one of the coolest, most unique games I’ve ever played. Motion, take a look at what I’ve got in my hand. It looks like a normal pair of glasses, right?

(hold up a pair of glasses)

Not quite, a normal pair, I guess. You see, this arm attached to the glasses holds a basketball hoop with a basketball attached. The goal of the game is to put on the glasses and then try to flick the basketball into the hoop. It sounds simple, but trust me, it’s pretty tricky.

(put the glasses on and give it a few flicks and see if you can show the kids how it’s done)

In today’s game I’m going to have you divide into game groups and your game groups are going to form a line behind this marker at the front of the room.

(indicate the line of tape at the front of the room)

Then, I’m going to say ‘Go!’ and the first person at the front of each line will put on the glasses and try to flick the basketball into the hoop. As soon as they do, they’ll hand the glasses to the next person and sit down. The first game group to have every member of their team sitting wins the round. After we find our winner, we’ll have everyone stand back up and get ready to play again. The game group that wins the most rounds wins the game. Everyone form into your game groups and get ready to play!”

Game – Flick It

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now it’s time for us to clean up these game materials and get ready for our Bring It! Challenge.

(collect all game materials and make sure eGroup leaders have supplies to complete the Bring It! Challenge)

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

1. FIND Colossians 3:13 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader

2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, Colossians 3:13.

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

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. Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s work on that now!”

Bring It! Challenge

252 Movie Intro

“Before your parents begin to arrive, we’re going to see another version of the parable of the Prodigal Son. Take a look at the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal