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Motion :: Week of October 15

Courage: Taking the first step, even when something is difficult.
Series Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Main Point: I can show courage when I’m doing something for the first time.
Bible Story: 
Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream  Daniel 2

Every day we have a choice: to stand up and be courageous or to step back into the crowd. But this choice is not always as easy as we might think. The strength to take the first step toward doing the right thing can be difficult to find.

In this series, we’ll join Alex in the land of Aethasia, a place where courage is born and heroes are made. We’ll study the Bible hero, Daniel, who exemplifies what it means to show courage in the face of adversity, and we’ll help kids see their own opportunities to be courageous every day.

The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure | Episode 2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This week read Daniel 2 with your family. Daniel had never been asked to interpret a dream before, much less guess what someone else had dreamed! But when Daniel begged God for help, God showed Daniel exactly what the king and dreamed and helped Daniel understand what it meant. It still would’ve been hard to believe he could do something crazy that he’d never tried before, especially knowing his life was on the line, but God gave Daniel the courage to do it anyway.

It’s never easy to do something new for the first time. Not knowing if you’ll like it and wondering what you’ll do if you don’t like it can be scary! But God can help us show courage when we do something for the first time. Courage is all about taking the first step, so when you choose to try something for the first time, you’re already showing courage!


Safari :: Week of October 7

MONTHLY FOCUS: God can help you.
VERSE FOCUS: “We have the Lord our God to help us.” 2 Chronicles 32:8 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: David Protects the Sheep | 1 Samuel 17:34-37

This month we are learning, “God can help you.” No matter what situation we are in, we do not need to be afraid, because God can always help us.

We will learn the story, “David Protects the Sheep,” in 1 Samuel 17:34-37. David was a shepherd and he took care of sheep by feeding them and making sure they were safe. One night, a big lion came and grabbed one of the sheep. David knew he needed to save the sheep, but he needed help. He knew God was with him and God would help him. God made David strong and helped David save the sheep!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God can help us.

Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:

  • What do you see in the picture? (David and his sheep)
  • Who helped David get his sheep back after a lion took it? (God helped David)

Even though David couldn’t see God, David knew that God made him strong and helped him get his sheep back. Just like God helped David, God can help us, too!


Quest :: Week of October 7

Monthly Focus: Who can help me? (God can help me.)
Bible Story: David Protects the Sheep ● 1 Samuel 17:34-37
Main Point: God can help me anywhere.
Memory Verse: “We have the Lord our God to help us.” 2 Chronicles 32:8 (NIV)

Things are going to happen in our’ lives where they we need God’s help — times when our lives will zig one way and then zag another. But God loves us and can help us anywhere, with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help us help others! This month, we’ll learn about the life of David and how even when it zigged and zagged, God was there to help him.

In this week’s lesson, David protects his sheep from a lion.

Can you imagine what it must have been like for David, alone in that field, in charge of protecting all those sheep? But was he really alone? Nope! God was there to help him. We go so many different places, and God can help us anywhere we go!

October Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us God is always with us to help us!

Children can recite the verse every week in October to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

“We have (cross arms in front of you, fists pumped)
the Lord our God. (one hand on hip, the other pointing to the sky)
to help us.” (both hands on hips)
2 Chronicles 32:8, NLT (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of October 7

Courage: Taking the first step, even when something is difficult.
Series Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Main Point: I can show courage when I’m in a new place.
Bible Story: 
Daniel Training in Babylon Daniel 1

Every day we have a choice: to stand up and be courageous or to step back into the crowd. But this choice is not always as easy as we might think. The strength to take the first step toward doing the right thing can be difficult to find.

In this series, we’ll join Alex in the land of Aethasia, a place where courage is born and heroes are made. We’ll study the Bible hero, Daniel, who exemplifies what it means to show courage in the face of adversity, and we’ll help kids see their own opportunities to be courageous every day.

This week read Daniel 1 with your family. Daniel was in a new place with new people, and it would’ve been easier for him and his friends to eat like everyone else rather than disagree and stand out. But Daniel had the courage to do things God’s way instead of doing what was easy just to fit in. God rewarded Daniel’s courage by helping him and his friends become healthier and wiser than any of the other young men they trained with.

Just like Daniel, you can show courage in new places, too! Being in a new place or any unfamiliar situation can be scary. The easy thing to do would be to avoid new places altogether, or to do whatever it takes to blend in if you have to go somewhere new. But these cards gave us some great ideas how we can take the first step to show courage. Even when it’s difficult, we can take the first step to show courage we’re in a new place!


October Parent Cue Cards

Parent Cue was created to help parents do family better. Use the monthly Parent Cue card to begin conversations with your child about what they are learning in church. Each week on the eKidz site find weekly information to continue conversations about Jesus at home.

QUEST (3 years – Kindergarten)

TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

MOTION (1st – 5th grade)

TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5x 11 paper.

Another great resource available at your fingertips is the Parent Cue App. The app sends weekly CUES that remind you to connect with your kids at home and on the go. You can even watch Bible story videos during your drive time using the app.