Bible Story: Jesus Teaches about Persecution, John 15:18-21
Beat of the Week: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10
In our second week of the “Beats” series, we looked at another of Jesus’ Beatitudes. To hear more about it, here’s our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer:
What a great reminder that Jesus is for us! When we face opposition for standing up for what’s right, Jesus promises to take care of us. Jaiden showed us a great model of how to focus on God’s opinion of us rather than the voices around us.
With the school year getting started, maintain open communication with your kids about the voices they’re encountering at school and be ready to encourage them with God’s truth.
During the Beats series in Motion we are playing a fun game (like Guitar Hero / RockBand) that let’s all of the kids create their own beat. Give it a try as a family. For extra fun, each of you try to do two of the sounds at the same time
4 Different Sounds:
Bible Story: Ruth 1-4 | Ruth and Naomi
Main Point: Teammates Love!
Memory Verse: “Two people, are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Join the Animal Adventurers Troop 49 as they explore the great outdoors on their quest to earn all six Animal Adventurer badges. We’ll build a fire, hike a mountain, and even make yummy s’mores! Through Troop Master Mickey’s training and from stories in the Bible, Troop 49 will learn how working together as a team is better than working alone.
This weekend after Troop Master Mickey challenged Troop 49 to build a fire, Carter suggested the troops split up in the woods to find firewood. Each troop member didn’t find any firewood and were upset Carter suggested they split up in the first place. Troop Master Mickey stepped in to make sure Troop 49 remembered a special part of the Scout Code: I will love! Troop Master Mickey had his friend Marty the Moose teach children and Troop 49 about two people in the Bible who showed love to one another – Ruth and Naomi. Once Troop 49 heard how Ruth showed love to Naomi in our Bible story, they learned “Teammates Love!” All of the troops in Troop 49 learned they should be great teammates and show love!
During The Animal Adventurers series, Quest children will become part of Troop 49! Each week children attend Quest, they will earn Quest animal badges alongside their Troop 49 friends Barry, Stacey, Carter, and Deena! This weekend children earned the first Animal Adventurer bade – the Red Rabbit badge – by learning how to be great teammates by showing love while working together to build a fire!
Download this week’s Troop 49 Adventure Guide for coloring pages and eKidz at Home activities to complete with your child.
Our memory verse during The Animal Adventurers teaches children working together as a team is better than working alone:
Two people (hold up two fingers)
are better than one. (hold up one finger)
They can help each other (two thumbs up)
in everything they do. (spread arms wide)
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Join us in helping your child lean this verse. During the last weekend of the series, September 27/28, children can recite our memory verse to earn an Animal Adventurers Troop 49 bandana!
Bible Story: Jesus Blesses the Children, Matthew 19:13-15
Beat of the Week: ”Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5
This week we began a brand new series called Beats. To tell you all about it and introduce you to the first “Beat,” here’s our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer:
That’s right, all series long, we’re going to be studying the Beatitudes and this first week, we learned about meekness. In our culture, meekness is often interpreted as weakness, and therefore shunned. But Jesus taught that there was real power in meekness; in embracing your strength, acknowledging God as your source, and controlling it in order to use it for His glory.
During this series, we’re challenging kids to learn the six Beatitudes that we’re studying, but we couldn’t call them the Beats without putting them to a beat! So each week, we’re learning a rhyme that summarizes the Beatitude for the week and will be easier to remember. See the image below and go ahead and start learning all six Beats!
Bible Story: Noah Obeyed God | Genesis 6:9-9:17
Main Point: I Will Obey!
Memory Verse: “This is love for God: to keep his commands.” 1 John 5:3a (NIV)
It was a special weekend in Quest! Our sails aboard the Two By Two are over but we celebrated all we learned on the TWO BY TWO FUN-A-ROO! Aunt Jessie and the crew wanted to let all the passengers and Quest children celebrate by playing fun games and thanking God for teaching us about the life of Noah. Even our friend Green Gorilla joined the celebration and played a fun cloud game with us!
After our game with Green Gorilla we heard our daily Bible story. Quest children heard about Noah obeying God. God told Noah to build a boat and Noah obeyed. When God told Noah to bring two of every animal on the boat, Noah obeyed, too. Just like Noah obeyed God, Quest children learned “I Will Obey!” from our Bible story.
Quest children worked hard to learn a special verse from the Bible throughout our Sunny The Cloud series. Keep working on this verse at home so your child can keep this truth close to his or her heart!
This is love (cross arms over chest)
for God: (point up)
to keep (point to head)
his commands. (two thumbs up)
1 John 5:3a (NIV)