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Safari :: Week of September 15

MONTHLY FOCUS: God keeps His promises.
MEMORY VERSE:Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Noah’s Ark | Genesis 6-9

Grab a blanket and play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that God keeps His promises.

Say, “God’s Word tells us that God promises to always be with us. Let’s pretend there is a storm coming! Let’s shake the blanket like a storm. When there’s a storm, you don’t have to be afraid because God keeps His promises. He is always with you!”

Say, “God’s Word tells us that God promises to comfort us. Let’s make a sad face and hide under the blanket. Whenever we are sad, we can remember that God keeps His promises and will comfort us!”

Say, “God’s Word tells us that God promises to help us. When we need help making right choices, we can ask God for help! Let’s stand up and walk with our blanket in a circle. We can remember that God always keeps His promises and will help us everywhere we go!

After the activity, say, “Great job! Remember that God always keeps His promises and we can read about them in His Word, the Bible! Who keeps His promises?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God keeps His promises!”


Motion :: Week of September 15

INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Helps the Poor | Nehemiah 5:1-12

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to.

In Nehemiah 5:1-12, we discover that while everyone was building the wall, an issue arose. Some of the Israelites were severely mistreating each other. Even though Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the wall, he stopped the building of the wall to confront the issue. He cared enough about the people to help them figure out a solution.

DirtyJobs_September_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need. When kids see people in need, we pray that they take initiative to help instead of thinking it is someone else’s problem. God can use them along with the trusted adults in their life to make an impact in the lives of others.

Sing a song about initiative with. Visit http://studio252.tv/fun2watch and click 252 Music to sing along!


Quest :: Week of September 15

Monthly Focus: Whose way is perfect? (God’s way is perfect.)
Bible Story: Abraham and Sarah | Genesis 12:2-3, 18:1-15, 21:1-6
Main Point: God’s promises are awesome!
Memory Verse: “Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5, NCV

Colors are a huge part of a child’s world, and as we explore the colors of the rainbow, we will teach children that God loves them, and He always keeps His promises. We’ve all experienced a broken promise or two and our children won’t have to wait long to experience one, too. We want them to grow up knowing God always keeps His promises. No matter how long we have to wait, God will come through.

In this week’s lesson we learned we sometimes have to wait on God’s promises, like Abraham and Sarah did.

Colorific_September_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God keeps His promises even if we have to wait. Sometimes we have to wait for God’s perfect timing, but it’s always worth it.

This week as you drive, ask your child to say the memory verse with you! “Trust the Lord with all your heart,” Proverbs 3:5, NCV


Motion :: Week of September 8

INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Plans to Rebuild the WallNehemiah 2:11-18

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to.

In Nehemiah 2:11-18 we see that Nehemiah took initiative and set out to fix the wall. When no one else would step up, He went straight to King Artaxerxes and took action. And it’s that initiative that inspires the entire community to get involved.

DirtyJobs_September_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done. When kids see something that needs to be done, they might think that someone else will take care of it. But what would happen if our kids saw it was possible for them to be part of the job? We want kids to realize that when they see what needs to be done, God might be telling them they can be the one to do it. And if they can’t do it all on their own, they can ask someone they trust for help.

At bedtime, read Nehemiah 2:11-18. Brainstorm some things you’ve seen that need to be done that your family could do together. Then, pray that God would help your family follow through to meet those needs.


Safari :: Week of September 8

MONTHLY FOCUS: God keeps His promises.
MEMORY VERSE:Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Noah’s Ark | Genesis 6-9

Play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that God keeps His promises.

Say, “God put a rainbow in the sky as a promise to never flood the earth again. I’m going to call out a color you might see in a rainbow and I want you to find an item that is the same color!” Once your toddler points it out, ask, “Who keeps His promises?” and say, “God keeps His promises!” Repeat the game, choosing a different color each time.