Today’s post is from the Sharing God’s Story with Disney’s Frozen bible study.
This movie based bible study uses Disney’s Frozen and therefore contains spoilers.
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Our hearts are frozen (broken) because we are all under a curse. This curse affects our relationships with each other and with God.
Our frozen hearts result in broken and lost relationships.
In Luke 15 Jesus tells three stories, or parables; one of a lost coin, one of a lost sheep and one of a lost son. In a lot of ways, Frozen is another one of these lost parables, this time it’s the story of the lost sister.
Because of fear Elsa flees from her family, her home, and her kingdom (she is the queen after all!), much like the prodigal son left his family and home.
While Elsa and the Prodigal Son left for a different reason they both left because they thought they knew what was best. Their frozen hearts affected their relationships.
The Prodigal Son left to pursue his own desires and to do what he wanted to do, but so did Elsa.
Elsa was afraid. She was afraid of her powers and she was afraid of hurting Anna. Because of this fear she left the only family she had left and set up a new kingdom just for her.
But like the other “lost” parables someone was looking for her.
Read Luke 15.
Who searched for the lost coin? Why did they search for the lost coin?
Who searched for the lost sheep? Why did they search for the lost sheep?
Who searched for the lost son? (While his father was not out looking for him, he did let him go, and he was looking for his return! Notice that the father saw him while he was still a long way from home! His father WAS looking for him and was eagerly waiting for him to return.) Why did they search for the lost son?
Who searched for Elsa? Why did they search for Else?
Discussion or Contemplation Questions:
Why did she leave Arendelle?
What did Elsa expect to do after she ran away?
Why did Elsa leave Anna?
How did that make Anna feel?
What was Elsa afraid of?
Would you have run away like Elsa?
Would you have chased Elsa like Anna did?
How do you know that the coin was valuable to the woman?
How do you know the sheep was important to the shepherd?
How do you know the father loved the son?
How do you know that Anna loved Else?
Remember, we too are separated from God. Like the coin, the sheep, the son and Elsa, we are lost.
Even though we are lost, how do we know that God loves us?
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Just like with the woman, the shepherd, the father and Anna, we know that we are valuable, special, and loved by God because HE came looking for us!
If you are doing this Reel Parables Movie based bible study with your kids, now would be a good time to play hide and seek! When you find them let them know how much you love them!
No kid can hear it enough…
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