mOVIE BIG IDEA:
Together as the church with the power of Christ we are unstoppable.
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb. When Quill attempts to sell the orb on Xandar, capital of the Nova Empire, Gamora, an assassin, ambushes him and steals it. A fight ensues, drawing in a pair of bounty hunters: the genetically and cybernetically modified raccoon Rocket, and the tree-like humanoid Groot. Nova Corps officers capture the four, detaining them in the Kyln, a prison. There they link up with Drax and escape. They attempt to sell the orb; however, they lose the orb, and the powerful infinity stone it contains, and Gamora is left for dead in space by her sister. Peter rescues her and then they eventually establish a truce with Peter’s original abductors. The five “Guardians” finally come together to follow Peter to prevent the infinity stone from being used by the evil Thanos to destroy the Galaxy. In the battle Groot sacrifices himself for the other four and then Peter successfully handles the infinity stone, with the help of Gamora, Rocket, and Drax, leading to the destruction of Thanos.
The teaching truth from this movie is that God has designed his people to work together, in spite of differences. Each person in the Body of Christ, also known as the church, contributes to making the whole able to accomplish much more than the individual parts. Being together and grabbing hold of the power of Jesus through His Holy Spirit can lead to victory over any evil or challenge.
TALK IT OVER (Discuss One or More):
Read Ephesians 2:10. How does it make you feel being called a masterpiece? What are some of the good things you have seen God work out in your life?
Read Ephesians 4:1-6. What steps should you take to be living a life worthy of God’s calling? How do we ensure unity and cohesion within “the team” called the Church?
Read Romans 8:28. What does it mean to live life according to God’s purpose? How can we be bold in our living knowing that God is working things out for our good?
How can you become a part of the team and take your next step to fulfill the role and plan God has for your life?
What is your Next Step in following Jesus? Have you stepped into a role of serving with other believers in purposeful living?
Other Scriptures to Read:
--Romans 12:3-8 --Galatians 3:25-29
--1 Corinthians 12:12-31 --1 Corinthians 1:10-17
--John 17:1-26 --Hebrews 10:19-25