a room full of toys that come to life when he isn’t there. Life is pleasant except for the fear
that comes with birthdays and Christmas, because those are the times when new
toys arrive. That’s when they
could be…replaced! But Woody the
Cowboy isn’t afraid. He’s
supremely confident of his status as Andy’s favorite toy- that is until Buzz
Lightyear comes along.
yourself to others that you’ve forgotten who you are?
Start 25:05 “What is it?” End 31:02
“They’ll see. I’m still Andy’s
surprise birthday present that becomes the hit of the party. It’s Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger- the
hottest, newest, gadget-loaded toy around! The kids rush upstairs to play with him and in the frenzy of
activity, Woody is knocked off the bed.
Buzz makes quite an impression on all of Andy’s toys with his recorded
voice, laser beam and stories of defending the galaxy- all that is, except
Woody, who is clearly irritated at the attention this brash new intruder is
- Do you think Woody was more concerned about how
Andy felt about him or what the toys were thinking about him?
- What are some of the emotions you feel when a
close friend becomes friends with someone else?
- How is Woody’s experience similar to what you
experience when a boyfriend or girlfriend rejects you?
- What do you think causes people to compare
(themselves, their children, their parents, their possessions) to others?
- Are you envious of your friends because of
things they have? If you had
those things, do you think you life would be better? How?
- What do you think it would take for you to be
more self-confident? How do
you think feeling more self-confident would affect the way people think
- Why do you think first impressions can be
him and the other toys that he can really fly. Buzz does this with the help of some amazing circumstances
and the other toys are in awe.
Even though Buzz’s “flight” can be explained through natural terms, his
faith carried him through nonetheless.
God calls all of us out of the boat at times to walk on stormy
waters. We must take that first
step to move our words of faith into miraculous action.
- Did you or your friends ever try to fly when you
were a kid? What happened?
- Read Matthew 17:20. 20He replied, “Because you
have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as
a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’
and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
- How does this verse apply to your life?
- Could you physically fly if you had enough
faith? Why or why not?
- What are examples of ways a person’s faith can
help them “fly”?
- Where does God want you to stretch your faith
and “fly” this week?