Family Movie Devotionals: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the Vikings live peacefully with the dragons on their island called Berk. It’s their paradise, and they love their life with dragons. But by the end of the movie, they lose almost everything they have. Grimmel forces them off of their island, and then their dragons leave to live safely in the Hidden World. The Vikings of Berk are now on a new island, and have to learn how to live without their flying friends. Everything that made them feel safe and comfortable is gone, except for each other. Hiccup says, “Berk is more than this place. We are Berk: the people… I say Berk is wherever we go.”

Berk is a lot like God’s church in this way. The church is not a building. It’s not a place that you go or an event that happens on Sundays. The church is God’s people. We as Christians are the church, which is also called Christ’s body. This means we don’t have to be in a Sunday service or a sanctuary to worship God or to be with God’s family. We can worship God everywhere! We can pray all the time! Pastors and Bible teachers are not the only ones who can help us learn about God’s word.

1 Corinthians 12:27 says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” Because God loves you, He has made you a part of His body. He has given us each other so we can love and help one another. So even when our lives seem crazy or sad, or when we lose the things that make us feel safe and comfortable, we are not alone. God has provided safety and comfort in the church. No matter where you go, no matter what you have, no matter what you do, if you are a part of the church you will always have a home and a family.

  • What are some ways we can worship God when we are not at a Sunday service?
  • What are some ways the church can help each other? 

About Family Movie Devotionals

These devotionals are resources you can use to teach your kids about Jesus! Movies have a unique ability to connect to and influence children, and we want to use this to advance God's Kingdom. These are designed for you to read with your children after you watch the movie. We pray these will be used to teach children in fun ways that they can easily understand. We hand these out at our monthly Community Movie Nights, where we show a free family-friendly movie (see our events page for upcoming dates).