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Motion :: Week of May 19

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies trap you; truth sets you free.
Bible Story: Sapphira and Ananias Lie to PeterActs 5:1-11

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Last week we were introduced to Maya, a teenage girl who’s got herself into a dishonest situation. Maya’s facing a difficult decision as she has to decide if she’s going to help Ripley, a dishonest kid who’s trying to cheat on an upcoming test. Will Maya be able to show honesty, or will she follow Ripley and help  him steal test answers at school? Find out in this week’s episode of Up In The Air!

UITA_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word about someone whose lies caused them to lose their own lives.

Ananais and his wife chose to sell their land, but instead of just admitting they wanted to keep some money for themselves, they lied and pretended they were giving it all to God. Their lie had a very serious consequence. We may not die the next time we tell a lie, but every lie traps you in some way; only truth can set you free.

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!


Safari :: Week of May 12

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is with me.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Psalm 118:6a (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Joseph’s Story | Genesis 37-47

Play a game with your toddler to remind them God is always with us. Say, “Let’s play a fun game to help us remember God is always with us!” Ask your toddler to walk to a location around the house. At each location ask, “Is God with you in the (name of location)?” then say, “Yes, God is always with us!”

Continue as long as your toddler is interested. At the end of the activity say, “Great job! It doesn’t matter where we go, God is always with us! You don’t ever have to be afraid, because God will be with you no matter what. Who is with you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is with me.”


Quest :: Week of May 12

Monthly Focus: Who has a plan for you? (God has a plan for me.)
Bible Story: Jospeh In Jail  ●  Genesis 39-40
Main Point: I can trust God’s plan even when it’s hard.
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28:19, NIV

We see other works of art every day that have a Maker and a plan. We pass them on the street, at work, and every Sunday they play around our feet. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, people! People are God’s works of art. He is our maker. And, He has a plan for each of us, because He made us and loves us.

In this week’s lesson, Joseph is put in jail for something he didn’t do yet continues to trust that God has a plan for him.

Joseph was thrown in jail! Can you believe it? But you know what? Joseph chose to still trust God and believe that God had a plan for him. Joseph knew he could trust God’s plan, even when it was hard. And so can we! 

Every day, we may face tough situations. God doesn’t promise us everything will always be easy, but He does promise that He has great plans to do good things for us.

MAY MEMORY VERSE
This month our Bible verse tells us God has a great plan for us!

Children can recite the verse every week in May 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.

“The plans (hold up fingers 1, 2, then 3)
of the Lord (point both fingers up)
stand firm forever.” (stand feet wide with hands on hips)
Psalm 33:11 (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 May 12

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies hurt others; truth helps others.
Bible Story: Hamaan’s Plot | Esther 3-7

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Last week we were introduced to Maya, a teenage girl who’s got herself into a dishonest situation. Maya’s facing a difficult decision as she has to decide if she’s going to help Ripley, a dishonest kid who’s trying to cheat on an upcoming test. Will Maya be able to show honesty, or will she follow Ripley and help  him steal test answers at school? Find out in this week’s episode of Up In The Air!

UITA_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone whose lies almost destroyed an entire group of people.

Haman was angry Mordecai wouldn’t obey the decree to bow down to him, so he lied by making the king think the entire Jewish nation was filled with lawbreakers. If Esther hadn’t stopped him, the king would have let Haman kill all the Jews. Esther fought back by telling the king the truth. Her bold honesty saved her people.

Lies hurt us by making us weak, but they can also hurt others. When you choose to tell a lie or to keep a truth to yourself, it doesn’t just affect you; it can hurt other people, too. When you have to choose whether or not to be truthful, remember that lies hurt others, but truth helps others.

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!


Safari :: Week of May 5

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is with me.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Psalm 118:6a (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Joseph’s Story | Genesis 37-47

This month we are learning, “God is with me.” Whenever we are scared, we can remember that we don’t have to be afraid because God is with us!

We will learn, “Joseph’s Story,” in Genesis 37-47. When Joseph’s father gave him a special, colorful coat, his brothers were angry and they put him into a deep, dark pit. Then, they sent him far away where he was put in jail for something he didn’t do. Even when Joseph was in the pit and he went to jail after his brothers sent him away, he didn’t have to be afraid because God was with him the whole time. We don’t ever have to be afraid, because just like God was with Joseph, He is always with us, too!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God is always with 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:

  • Who is the man celebrating with his family in the picture? (Joseph)
  • Who was with Joseph when he went to jail after his brothers sent him away? (God was with Joseph.)

Say, “Yes, that’s right! Joseph didn’t have to be afraid when his brothers sent him away or when he was in jail, because God was with him the whole time. God was with Joseph and He will be with you, too. Who is with you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is with me.”