Here is the third and final lesson of a Frozen series I recently taught at snow camp for 1st through 4th graders. In case you missed them, the first two lessons were:
You can find my entire script below as well as the power point I used at the end of the post. Have you used Frozen in your ministry as well? I’d love to hear about it! You can also check out my Frozen Fun pinterest board for more inspiration.
Lesson#3: The Ultimate Sacrifice
Welcome to our final lesson time during this Frozen weekend. What’s been some of the best stuff so far at snow camp?
Do you guys remember what we have learned so far?
Saturday morning, we talked a bit about being a fixer upper, right?
In fact, Romans 3:23 tells us…
That’s the bad news. The good news is that God can fix us!
God loves fixing fixer uppers!
He can change us from the inside out and make us a whole new person.
Saturday night, we learned that not being honest and trying to hide things hurts our relationships. But what can set us free?
That’s right. The truth will set you free.
We learned that God wants us to fix things together, but that only works when we …. what? (Tell the truth)
(I made up hand motions for this catch phrase using sign language and the kids remembered it the next day and it did it right away, so it might be something to try!)
This morning, we’re going to talk about the ultimate sacrifice.
Say that to your neighbor.
But first, let’s take a closer look at Elsa and Anna.
(I used Elsa and Anna doll figures for this part and asked the kids to share 2 or 3 things that they knew about each character as I held them).
Elsa and Anna use to be very close as children, but then, Elsa began to hide something and that hurt the relationship.
Anna was sad. She wanted to be close to Elsa, but it seemed like Elsa didn’t want to be close to Anna. She wouldn’t build a snowman with her…and when they did get into the big fight at the party, Elsa took off and left Anna in a frozen Arendale.
If you ask me, Elsa wasn’t very nice.
But in spite of the way Elsa treats her, Anna still goes after her.
Through snow and ice, wolves and cliffs..she did whatever it took to get to Elsa
Then, when she finally did find her, what happened?
Right! Elsa froze Anna’s heart and sent a giant snow monster to through her out of the castle.
(Before the lesson, I had made frozen ice hearts with a Silicone Heart Pan I have and passed out a few frozen hearts for the kids to touch and hold).
If you ask me, Elsa is treated Anna a lot like an ENEMY.
You probably know the end of this story. Even though Elsa treated Anna like an enemy, Anna made the Ultimate Sacrifice for her sister. Let’s take a look at this clip from the movie:
Because of Anna’s unconditional and everlasting love for her sister, she made the Ultimate Sacrifice.
Instead of running to Kristoff to save herself, she chose to run to Elsa and save her. And because of this ultimate sacrifice, they both ends up being saved.
This story is great, but you know what is even greater?
Jesus did the same thing for you and for me.
Romans 5 tells us while we were still ENEMIES with God, Christ died for us. Just like Anna! We hurt Jesus with our sin and bad choices, but no matter what we do, even if we are enemies with God, he still loves us so much that he made the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for us.
Jesus did to get rid of our sins. And it worked. But just like Anna didn’t stay frozen, Jesus didn’t stay dead. He is more powerful than even death and his love, His Ultimate Sacrifice, can give us eternal life.
Elsa was saved because of her sister’s ULTIMATE SACRIFICE and we are saved because of Jesus’ ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
God has an amazing plan for your life. He already gave the Ultimate Sacrifice and his love can fix the broken parts in our life.
God’s love can change things. God’s love is the answer. Let’s pray.