Monday, September 29, 2014

Bible Study On FROZEN

FROZEN Bible Study

Job 28:22-30
“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow
    or seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 which I reserve for times of trouble,
    for days of war and battle?
24 What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,
    or the place where the east winds are scattered over the earth?
25 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain,
    and a path for the thunderstorm,
26 to water a land where no one lives,
    an uninhabited desert,
27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland
    and make it sprout with grass?
28 Does the rain have a father?
    Who fathers the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb comes the ice?
    Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens
30 when the waters become hard as stone,
    when the surface of the deep is frozen?

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

What does ice and snow represent to you?

Reflect on this quote: “split the ice and beware the heart.”
What do the ice harvesters say of ice and cold?

Why do you think the Bible tends to associate ice, cold and snow with the good and with God?

What does it say that God ‘births’ ice, frost and snow?

What sorts of things does Elsa use her powers for as a child?

Reflect on what happens between Anna and Elsa when playing with Elsa’s power as a child?

Reflect on this quote: “Elsa, what have you done? This is getting out of hand.”

What ultimately caused the accident with Anna?

1 Cornithans 14:26-33
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God.
29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.

Matthew 2:19-23
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

Reflect on this quote: “Your power will only grow. There is beauty in it. But also great danger. You must learn to control it. Fear will be your enemy.”

What do you think of the decision to keep Elsa and her power hidden and to separate her and the family from the outside world?

What power is Paul teaching his people to control?

What is the danger in uncontrolled spiritual gifts?

What gifts has God given you that are both beautiful and dangerous?

What do you think it was like, being Jesus and having to remain hidden most of your life?

What does it say that Jesus was pursued even at such a young age? What does this tell us about him beginning His ministry in public?

Mark 3:20-21, 31-35
Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
…31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

What happens with Elsa and Anna’s relationship?

Reflect on this quote: “conceal it, don’t feel it.”

What do you think of them pushing Elsa to hide herself the way they do?

What might be the conflict between Jesus and His family?

What would it be like to be Jesus’ brother?

What does it say that Jesus identified His family with those who “do God’s will”?

Who is missing from all the family accounts we hear about in the gospels concerning Jesus’ later life? We learn about His mother, and sister and brothers, but who is missing from the later story?

What else may this tell us about Jesus’ leaving for ministry and the conflicts that arose.

Reflect on all of this.

2 Corinthians 5:1-5
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

Why are people so excited about Coronation Day?

What kinds of people do we see approaching the castle?

What is the song ‘first time in forever’ about for Anna? For Elsa?

How has the land in the film ‘groaned’ for this day?

How has Anna ‘groaned’ for this day?

How do you ‘groan’ for the return of our King?

What castle do we look to have opened for us?

Genesis 24:42-67
 “When I came to the spring today, I said, ‘Lord, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come. 43 See, I am standing beside this spring. If a young woman comes out to draw water and I say to her, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar,” 44 and if she says to me, “Drink, and I’ll draw water for your camels too,” let her be the one the Lord has chosen for my master’s son.’
45 “Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, ‘Please give me a drink.’
46 “She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too.’ So I drank, and she watered the camels also.
47 “I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’
“She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah bore to him.’
“Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms, 48 and I bowed down and worshiped the Lord. I praised the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son. 49 Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn.”
50 Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.”
52 When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the Lord. 53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.
When they got up the next morning, he said, “Send me on my way to my master.”
55 But her brother and her mother replied, “Let the young woman remain with us ten days or so; then you may go.”
56 But he said to them, “Do not detain me, now that the Lord has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.”
57 Then they said, “Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.” 58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?”
“I will go,” she said.
59 So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham’s servant and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
“Our sister, may you increase
    to thousands upon thousands;
may your offspring possess
    the cities of their enemies.”
61 Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.
62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 65 and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?”
“He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.
66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

What has become of Anna and Elsa’s relationship?

What is the song “Love is an Open Door” about?

Do you think love really works this way? Why or why not?

What do you think of Hans and Anna falling in love and seeking to get married?

What would this kind of relationship really be based on?

How does Elsa react to this and why?

What do you think of the way Isaac and Rebekah are brought together?

Do you think a situation like this could really issue in love? Why or why not?

What is the conversation between Elsa and Anna like and about?

What is the conversation between Abraham’s servant and Laban all about?

Do you believe in love at first sight? Why or why not?

Ephesians 4:14-15
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Mark 3:22-30
And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”
23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”

1 Kings 16:29-17:1
 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years. 30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him. 31 He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him. 32 He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. 33 Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to arouse the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.
34 In Ahab’s time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the Lord spoken by Joshua son of Nun.
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

Why does Elsa tell Anna to leave?

Why does Elsa’s power manifest as it does?

What is Elsa’s power like now?

How do people react to that power?

How did people react to Jesus’ power and why do they react this way?

Why do you think Elsa’s power issues in this curse?

What is the cause of the curse in Israel?

What does this tell us about misuse of power?

How does Anna react to all of this? Why does she react this way?

What do you think of the song, “Let It Go?” What is this song about?

Reflect on this quote: “no right, no wrong, no rules for me…I’m free.”

What danger does the Ephesians passage warn us against, that can result of this ‘no rules’ attitude?

How do we avoid this problem, according to Ephesians?


Proverbs 28:8
Some people get rich by overcharging others, but their wealth will be given to those who are kind to the poor.

Micah 7:5-6
Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms; for the son treats the father with contempt, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

Is it ever okay to increase your prices by 300%?

Do you agree with the Proverbs passage? Why or why not?

What does Christoph say about people?

Have you ever known someone who loved animals more than people?

Why do people get this way?

How does Micah exemplify this attitude?

Why did the prophets get this way so often? What do you think of this?

What does Christoph say about Anna’s plan to marry Hans?

What do you think of this?

Why does Anna find it hard to believe that Christoph has friends that know a lot about love?

Proverbs 14:12-13
There is a way that appears to be right,
    but in the end it leads to death.
13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,
    and rejoicing may end in grief.\

Proverbs 26:11-12
As a dog returns to its vomit,
    so fools repeat their folly.
12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

Do you think Christoph is right that Anna’s judgment is suspect?

Reflect on this in light of the Proverbs passages.

Reflect on this quote: “This whole thing has soured me on helping anyone ever again.’

What does it say that Elsa could create Olaf?

Reflect on Olaf’s singing “In Summer”.

Reflect on this in light of the Proverbs 14 passage.

Would it be right to tell Olaf? Why or why not?

Luke 21:12-17
“But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 Everyone will hate you because of me.

Proverbs 17:12-13
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
    than a fool bent on folly.
13 Evil will never leave the house
    of one who pays back evil for good.

Reflect on the Bible passage(s) in light of the film.

What do you think of Hans’ actions so far?

Why isn’t Anna afraid of her sister? Should she be?

Why doesn’t Jesus want us to be worried if we face conflict due to our devotion to Him?

What does it say that Jesus warned his followers that even close relatives will betray them?

What does it say that folly is more dangerous than evil?

What could Anna learn from this?

Why is Christoph so in awe of the Ice Castle?


Hebrews 12:14-16
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.

What is the meeting between Elsa and Anna like in the Ice Palace?

What does Elsa say of her power and the Kingdom? What do you think of this?

Reflect on this quote: “You don’t have to live in fear.”

What is “The First Time In Forever: Reprise” about for Anna? For Elsa?

What held us in fear before Jesus came?

What offer is God making us in and through Jesus?

How was this a ‘first time in forever’ situation?

What does Elsa realize when she finds out about the curse?

1 Peter 4:7-9
 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Ezekiel 36:24-27
For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

What does Christoph say about his family/

What does this all tell us about Christoph himself, that he was adopted by the Trolls?

What does Christoph’s family say about him?

Reflect on this quote: “you can fix this fixer-upper up with a little bit of love.”

Reflect on this quote: “people don’t really change.”

How does love cover sin?

What does it say of us that love can cover sin?

How did the Trolls exemplify the 1 Peter passage?

What do the trolls say about bad choices?

Reflect on this quote: “only an act of true love and thaw a frozen heart.”

How does the Ezekiel passage exemplify the message of the trolls?

What kind of love does it really take to melt a frozen heart? Whose love?


1 Corinthians 13:1-3
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

John 19:26-27
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

What do you think of the battle between Elsa and the guards?

Reflect on this quote: “Queen Elsa, don’t be the monster they fear you are.’

What does it say that Anna is concerned about Christoph as she is near death?

How do we see something similar with Jesus in the John passage?

What do you think of what Hans did?

Why is he particularly terrible?

Reflect on this quote: “oh, Anna, if only there was someone out there who loved you.”

How might the 1 Corinthians passage reflect on Hans? On Anna?

1 John 3:16-18
 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

What is the significance of Anna acknowledging that she doesn’t know anything about love?

Reflect on this love: “love is putting someone else’s needs before your own.”

What is love, according to 1 John?

Compare this to Olaf’s lessons, and all Anna has learned so far.

By this measure, how are you at loving?

1 John 4:7-12, 16b-18
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
…God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

What did Anna think an ‘act of true love’ meant?

Who really needs to act for us to experience true love?

What emotion caused Elsa’s powers to go haywire?

How did she and her parents try to counteract this?

What ended up being the real way to cast out her love?

What is love, according to 1 John? How did God bring true love into the world?

What does it mean to say ‘perfect love casts out fear?’

What problem might exist if the cure to Elsa’s ills are her sister and their love for each other?

How is Anna’s relationship with Christoph different than her relationship with Hans?

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