At the Movies (Week 1) - Frozen

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MOVIE BIG IDEA:

Jesus’ death is the act of true love that gives us life.

TEACHING SUMMARY:

This week we begin a new series, At The Movies, a four week series featuring four different movies.  This week we are looking at the Disney’s movie Frozen.  It is a story of two sisters.  The oldest Elsa, who has magical freezing powers, which can be a lot of fun but it also has a very dangerous side. The King and Queen hide Elsa away and encourage her to conceal her magic but that isolates Elsa.  She grows distant from her friends and family and the love they give.  Elsa removes herself from Anna in order to protect her from her freezing powers.  Anna is very persistence; she keeps trying to connect with Elsa, who keeps sending Anna away.  The King and Queen are lost at sea, leaving the girls alone together.  Elsa’s magical powers are revealed, and Elsa runs away and creates her own ice castle.   Anna, an optimist, teams up with Kristoff, an ice delivery guy, and Olaf, a snowman to find Elsa who has sent the entire kingdom into an eternal winter.  Anna wants to know and love her sister.  When Anna, Kristoff and Olaf finally find Elsa, she is living in her ice castle.  Anna asks her to fix the damage she has created, and at this point, Elsa discovers there is no escaping her inner darkness. She will always fight against the darkness.  In our last scene, Elsa struck Anna with her powers. This time Anna’s heart is cold and she will surely die.  But Kristoff does the one thing that can melt a frozen heart, a single act of true love. Elsa is running from someone who is trying to take over the throne by killing Elsa.  You see Anna deciding to give up her life to save her sister, an act of true love. 

TALK IT OVER (Discuss One or More):

Revelation 3:20 says: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in….”  Is there someone in your life who is standing at the door of your heart knocking?  What is your reaction?  Do you leave them knocking or do you invite them in?  Is there a reason you are not opening the door?

Romans 7:18-20,24 Paul says we have the desire to do good but not the ability to carry it out.  What sin do you struggle with?  Who will deliver you from this evil?

John 15:13  Have you risked your life for another?  Has someone given up their life for you?

Have you ever felt like “Letting go”?  Turning away, slamming the door, not caring what others say or feel, just taking care of yourself without concern as to how it will affect others?  What is/was the outcome?

What could be a Next Step for you as you follow Jesus?  Do you need to be more persistent with loving those God has placed in your life?  Is there a single act of love you can do to thaw a frozen heart?