Last Sunday we celebrated the fifth Sunday of January with a special worship service, Family Fifth Sunday…also titled this time as ‘Unfrozen Family Worship’. We try to make the entire worship service friendly for all ages. And what better way to include the children then to talk about the hugely popular Disney movie Frozen.
I’m sure that Disney didn’t plan to make a movie that was so….how should we say it? Christian! That’s right. Frozen has so many Biblical themes throughout that it was hard to choose just one. For this worship service we decided to focus on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 otherwise known as the marriage Scripture because it is read at SO many weddings. But is Paul really focusing on the marriage kind of love? Or is he speaking of agape love which is the type of love shown to Elsa by her sister Anna in the movie Frozen.
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
‘Faith’ showed Anna that she could trust in the fact that Kristoff would come to her rescue and save her. ‘Hope’ gave Anna the strength to fight on when her heart was frozen and she barely had the strength to move. But ‘love’…love (agape love) is what happened when Anna sacrificed her own life to save the life of her sister Elsa from the evil Prince. Elsa was the sister that abandoned her and left her alone for most of her life and she was the sister who was responsible for Anna’s frozen and dying heart.
Anna sacrificed her own life to save the life of her sister.
And if you haven’t seen the movie then beware because there is a bit of a spoiler alert here but we see that the true love that Anna so desperately searched for was right in front of her in the form of her sister. Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart…sound familiar?
Jesus performed the ultimate act of true love when He died for our sins on the cross. He suffered so that we could have eternal life. And because of this one act, He provides us with the ability to thaw our frozen and sinful hearts.
So now back to this amazing worship service….the service, which was centered around 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, was filled with traditional worship pieces, contemporary pieces, and new pieces provided by the children and youth departments. Our music consisted of oa little bit of organ and a little bit of praise team and a beautiful rendition of Oceans (Where Feet May Fail). We also added an outstanding version of ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman?’ titled ‘Do You Wanna Meet a Savior?’. Our very own Kingdom Kids sang this special song led by one of the senior high girls. I have included a link to the version we used by Staci Wilson at the bottom of this post.
I had a really difficult time finding all the pieces to this particular worship service because it appears that the family worship model where we are truly welcoming to all generations is not as common as you would think. At least it is hard to find really good models online…for FREE! So I want to provide the exact order of worship that we used so that others can utilize this and hopefully be blessed by this service.
I am also very thankful for the skit provided by Children’s Ministry Deals called “Unfrozen”. It is actually meant as a Children’s Christmas program but we removed some of the definite Christmas references and performed it with adults (which just added to some of the hilarity)!
Skit ending….And now, it’s our turn to proclaim the name of Jesus. We thank our heavenly father who sent his son to earth as a baby. And we remember who this child became. We celebrate the one who died for us and saved us from our sins. We joyfully acknowledge all that Christ has done in our lives.
So here you go…here is the worship service and I hope you are able to use this resource. Please comment with any ideas or successes you have. Have a blessed day!