Greet your students as they enter. Discuss favorite childhood movies while everyone is getting settled. Write down as many as you can on the whiteboard.
Let’s play a little game called Change That Movie. You’ll be divided into groups. You’ll have a few minutes to look over the list of movies we made, pick one, and change ONE decision a character made. Your change should affect the outcome of the whole movie. For example, if you choose the movie Frozen, you wouldn’t choose to change Anna’s dress color to pink (that wouldn’t change much), but you might choose to make Elsa have an open conversation with her sister when their parents die. Then Anna helps Elsa learn about and control her powers before they get out of control. Once you’ve decided how to change the plot, figure out a way to act out the new movie for the rest of the class in a short skit.
Divide the class into groups of 2-5 depending on your class size. Give them 5-10 minutes to change their movie. If they need help with ideas, you could ask questions like “What gets the action going in this movie? Could you change that?” or “Where does the problem really begin?” Bring the class back together and have each group perform their changed movie skit.
Just like the characters in these movies, our choices have consequences. Sometimes the consequences are good, sometimes they’re bad. Sometimes they’re major, sometimes they’re minor, but there are always consequences for our choices. Today we’re going to look at someone who had to face the consequences of a choice he made in defiance of God. Spoiler alert: They were major consequences.