Motion Large Group Week of February 25

Behind the Scenes

Virtue: Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Main Point: Love others because they matter to God.
Bible Story: The Good Samaritan
Bible Passage: Luke 10:27-37
Memory Verse: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10, NIV


Welcome / Video Intro

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to the final week of Behind The Scenes! Throughout this series we’ve learned what makes a great love story and that the Bible gives us examples of ways to love those around us. Let’s kick off today by saying our virtue for this month together. Take a look at the screen and say this with me:

Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.

Earlier today you heard a story where Jesus gave us an example of someone who showed love even when others didn’t. Take a look at the screen for an example of what this story could look like.”

Video Host Intro

252 Story

Video Host Outro

Connect Questions

“Like we saw in Jesus’ parable, it’s easy to divide people into categories: people who are like you and people who aren’t like you. But the Samaritan didn’t do that. When he saw someone hurting, he didn’t pause to think about where they were from or what they were like; he just saw another human being that was made by God. And so he stopped to help.

All the people you see each day are made by God. It doesn’t matter whether they’re from the same background, or like the same things you do, or act the same way you do. Whoever they are, wherever they are, you can still treat them the way you would want to be treated.

Now we have the opportunity to circle around our eGroups so we can a little mroe about how we can show love to those who may be hurting, just like the good Samaritan did. Circle around your eGroup leaders now.

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Why do you think the Samaritan was the one to help the hurt man instead of the others? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: How do you know when you should help someone in need?   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’ questions. Today’s questions are: What can you do when you see someone hurting? Who is one person you know that you can help this week?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today.

Now, I want everybody to stand to their feet

(encourage kids to stand)

because we have the opportunity to thank God for being there when we’re hurt or when we need Him the most. We’re going to sing and dance to ‘Louder’. Let’s get ready to worship!”

Worship Song – Louder

Worship Song – One In A Million

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)


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 – Charade Scenes

“So today might be the last day of Behind The Scenes, but all that means is that we’ve got one more cool movie-themed game for you to play today. In today’s game, your game groups will write down the name of the movie that I’m acting out on stage.

Now the titles of these movies are going to be pretty simple, but that means you and your group will have to quickly write down the correct answer and hold it up, because you’ll only have 15 seconds to write down, not yell out, the correct answer.

All game groups that write down the correct answer at the end of 15 seconds will get to add a point to their board and the game group that earns the most points at the end of the game wins todays game. Everyone find 10 people and form a game group while hand out supplies. In one minute we begin our game!”

Game – Charade Scenes

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 1 John 4:10 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader

2. RECITE our memory verse for this series, 1 John 4:10. In fact, let’s say it together right now!

(refer to the verse on the screen and have the kids say it with you)

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

(refer to the virtue slide on the screen)

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 take a look at another telling of the story of the Good Samaritan. Take a look at the screen!”

252 Movie