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Motion Large Group Week of March 4

Fix it Up

Virtue: Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
Main Point: God forgives you.
Bible Story: The Lost Sheep
Bible Passage: Luke 15:1-7
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 you heard that story today, it might look something like this. Check this out!”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“Now Motion, hopefully you saw it, but the shepherd in the story Jesus told is God. God wants us to know that like that lost sheep, there is nothing that you’ve ever done or ever will do that is so terrible He can’t forgive you. The fact is: We’ve all messed up. We’ve all made mistakes and made bad decisions. But God forgives us for everything; we just have to ask.

Let’s circle around our eGroup leaders and answer a few questions about forgiveness”

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: In the story, if God is the shepherd, who are the sheep? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: When was the last time you asked someone to forgive you for something? How did it make you feel when they forgave you? Discuss that now.

(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 asks you for forgiveness, why is it important for you to forgive 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 – Cover It

“Today we’re beginning a new series called Fix It Up and whenever you’re fixing something like a house or a classic car, adding a splash of color always helps freshen things up. In today’s game you and your team are going to add a splash of color to our theater by throwing these colored balls of paper from one side of the room to the other.

We’re going to divide the room into two halves by splitting you down the middle. Then, we’re going to cover the ground with all kinds of colored paper. Your side of the room will need to grab the balls of paper and throw them to the other side. After one minute I’m going to yell out FREEZE and when I do, everyone is going to drop whatever paper balls they have in their hand. I’m going to do a spot check and see which side of the room has the LEAST amount of paper on it and that side will win the round.

Just a quick word of warning, if I see you throwing paper after I say FREEZE, I’m going to penalize your team by sending a nice sized pile of paper over to your side as I finish counting.

Now, let’s divide the room in half and get ready to play!

Game – Cover 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 today’s parable of The Lost Sheep. Take a look at the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal