MOVIE BIG IDEA:
When I trust in Jesus, Jesus redeems my glitches into His glory by making me new.
Wreck-It Ralph longs to be loved like his game’s good guy, Fix-It Felix. In order to be a hero, Ralph sneaks into a first-person shooter game in order to win a medal, but soon wrecks everything and unleashes a deadly enemy, the Cy-bug, that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph ends up in the “Sugar Rush” racing game, losing his medal to Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking glitch, who uses the medal to enter the game’s race, so that she can become a racer. Ralph then meets King Candy who informs Ralph that the only way to leave the game is to win the game. Ralph forms an alliance with Vanellope and together they build a racing cart to race against King Candy. Meanwhile Felix seeks out Ralph in order to keep their game from being unplugged. They all end up in the Sugar Rush game where Ralph eventually helps Vanellope to win the race, destroy the Cy-bugs, discover that King Candy was evil, and Vanellope discovers that she is actually the Princess of Sugar Rush. Ralph and Felix return to their game and a content Ralph gains respect from his fellow characters.
Our insecurities cause us to find our identity in what we do, what we look like, and what people think of us. Following the teachings of Jesus reveals a truth that will set us free from lies that distort our identity. Confessing our shortcomings and failures leads to change and forgiveness. Jesus is Truth. When you know the Truth, Truth changes you.
TALK IT OVER (Discuss One or More):
Ralph was a bad guy. He wanted to be good. What are areas that people seem to struggle with on their own which are bad for them and bad for others.
Read John 8:31-32. What do these verses claim about truth? How important is truth? Is truth relative? Is truth absolute? In what ways does your life demonstrate that you are a seeker of truth?
Vanellope’s identity was that she was a glitch. What is your core identity? How can your identity be redeemed? What are you willing to do to be redeemed?
At the end of this movie Ralph is back to destroying buildings and Vanellope still glitches. Has anything really changed? How does Jesus really make a difference in our lives?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-17. How has the new creation already come? What is preventing you from embracing a new creation in your own life?
Other Scriptures to Read:
--Colossians 3:1-10 --1 John 1:1-10
--Psalm 40:1-17 --Revelation 21:1-7
--Romans 6:1-11 --2 Peter 3:1-13