Big Idea

The Church works together as the Body of Christ to follow God's plan.

Scene Setup

The evil corporate master mind, President Business, seeks to control the world, gluing down every single Lego brick with his KRAGEL and putting a stop to creativity once and for all. Emmet, the construction worker, and his friends, the Master Builders, have narrowly avoided the destruction of Cloud Cuckoo Land, and now hide at sea, aboard Metal Beard's pirate ship. According to an ancient prophecy, Emmet is the only one that can stop President Business, but, unable to be creative, he has lost the respect of the other Master Builders, and they now bicker and fight, unable to agree on a way to defeat President Business.

Topics

Unity, God's Will, Plans, Teamwork, Church

Scene

Up to this point, all the Master Builders have argued over whose ideas are better, but now, they all turn to Emmet and ask what they should do. When Emmet suggests that they “follow the instructions,” they all balk, voicing their opinions with loud groans and frustration. Emmet interrupts, telling them that they are all so talented and imaginative, but they don't know how to work together as a team. Their disunity is quite evident. He explains to them, “I'm just a construction worker, but when I had a plan, and we were all working together, we could build a sky scraper.”

Emmet turns to the Master Builders, who have time and again rejected Emmet's notions of “following the instructions.” It's too inhibiting. It cramps their style. They can't do what they want. But they all look in awe on the sky scraper that Emmet and his construction worker friends have built.

Emmet tells them, “Now you're Master Builders. Just imagine what could happen if you did that!”

The Master Builders contemplate what following a plan and working together as a team could mean when Emmet tells them... “You could save the universe.”

The Master Builders, roused by Emmet's speech, rally together behind Emmet's plan and work together as a team to stop President Business and save the universe!

Application

Wild Style, Benny the Spaceman, Batman, Vitruvious, Unikitty, and Metal Beard are all vastly different, with varying talents and abilities. Each of the Master Builders are special and unique, but their distinct vision and direction keeps them from working together as an effective team. Emmet does not have the same sort of talent or ability, but what he is able to do is unite the varied team behind a singular plan, and utilize the Master Builder's talents and abilities to do something amazing.

Just like the Master Builders, the church is full of all sorts of people, with varying talents and abilities. Each member of the church is amazing and unique, and each brings something new and different to the table, but without a unifying plan, the church cannot function.

The Bible refers to the church as the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 5:27-28, and describes how each member of the church serves a different role. God lays out His plan for the church through the New Testament and prescribes the plan for how all these unique, amazing individuals are to work together -- it's the instructions.

The core unifying plan that God lays out for the church is love. His love for us forged the church, and John 13:35 tells us that the world will know that we are Christ followers by our love for one another. The plan for the church is to, first, submit to Christ (Ephesians 5:23-24), second, love one another, (John 13:35), and third, to reach out to the world in love (Matthew 28:19-20). Submitting to Jesus and loving God are demonstrated through obedience to His commands. This is God's plan and instruction for the church. In 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, the Bible tells us that we can be as talented, amazing, spiritual, and interesting as possible, but if we do not have love, we are nothing. However, if we follow God's plan and learn how to love as He loves then we can accomplish incredible things.

At the close of the scene, as Emmet unites all the Master Builders around a singular plan, he tells them that if they learned to work together as a team, they could “save the universe.”

Though God doesn't need our help. He chooses to use a bunch of disorganized, unique people following His plan to reach the world with His message of love and salvation. He has set us apart to be different and make a difference in the world (Matthew 5:13-16). When we follow His plan, the church is God's team to “save the universe.”

 

Where To Find


Scriptures

Matthew 5:13-16

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Ephesians 5:23-24

John 13:35

1 Corinthians 12:27-28


Video Times

Start: 0:53:36

End: 0:54:59


Keywords

The Church, Body Of Christ, Teamwork, Plan, God's Will, Unity, Love


Illustration Sermon General Warning

None for this scene.

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