Beats – Episode 5 #Motion

BEATS_LG_UNI_GraphicBible Story: Jesus and the Boy Who Shared His Lunch, John 6:1-13

Beat of the Week: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:7

There are a lot of things in life calling for our attention: money, popularity, status, success, love, and much more. In our own strength, it’s easy to chase after these things, but Jesus calls us to a higher standard. It’s not that these things are wrong, they just need to be put in their place. This week we saw an example of someone who has learned to hunger and thirst for the right things and let everything else fall in line. Take a look:

The things the world wants us to hunger for vary greatly between you and your child, but the solution is always the same: seek God and His righteousness first, and the rest will work itself out. In fact, a “list” approach to priorities isn’t always the most helpful. For example, how do you truly prioritize God above your family? That’s why at Elevation, we say “put Jesus at the center” – of everything. Prioritize your family… and make your faith the center of it. Work hard at your job… for God’s glory. Make Jesus the center of all you do. And when you do that, there’s no better way to glorify God.

Your child can make the same applications. No matter what they do – school, sports, music, friendships, etc – help them learn how to make Jesus the center of it all.

And make sure your Motion child comes back next week and can recite all of the Beats and they will earn a special prize! The list is below.

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The Animal Adventurers | Week 4 #Quest

Bible Story: Acts 4:32-37 | The believers share everything
Main Point: Teammates Share!
Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)

Lesson Overview
It wouldn’t be anther weekend with the Animal Adventurers Troop 49 without another adventure! We explored the great outdoors on our quest to earn our fourth animal adventure badge. So far in our adventures, Troops have earned the Red Rabbit badge, the Yellow Yak badge, and the Orange Otter Badge. Through Troop Master Mickey’s training and from stories in the Bible, Troop 49 continues to earn badges by learning how working together as a team is better than working alone.

Troop Master Mickey challenged Troop 49 to another adventure to earn their fourth Animal Adventurer badge, the Green Gorilla badge.

After Troop Master Mickey told Troop 49 their mission, children joined the troop to make and eat a s’more. See if Troop 49 was able to share as they made this yummy snack!

Everyone on Troop 49 shared (including Barry!) and were able to make and eat mini s’mores to earn their Green Gorilla badge. We checked back in with Troop Master Mickey to celebrate with our teammates for learning “Teammates Share!”

Troop 49 Animal Adventurer Badges

During The Animal Adventurers series, Quest children will become part of Troop 49! Each week children attend Quest, they will earn a different Quest Animal Adventurer badge. This weekend children earned the fourth Animal Adventurer bade – the Green Gorilla badge – by learning how to be great teammates by sharing the snack supplies so everyone could make a s’more. We learned how to share by reading a Bible story about how the believers who followed Jesus shared everything they had to make sure everyone was taken care of.

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Download this week’s Troop 49 Adventure Guide for coloring pages and eKidz at Home activities to complete with your child.

Memory Verse

Our memory verse during The Animal Adventurers teaches children the importance of teamwork:

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. Use the Family Memory Verse Activity on page 7 in the Troop 49 Adventure Guide and encourage your entire family to learn Ecclesiastes 4:9!

During the last weekend of the series, September 27/28, children can recite our memory verse to earn an Animal Adventurers Troop 49 bandana!


Beats – Episode 4 #Motion

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Bible Story: Jesus Has Mercy on a Blind Man, Luke 18:35-43

Beat of the Week: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7

In our fourth week of “Beats,” we learned more about God’s heart for mercy. To see what we learned, watch this week’s episode:

Mercy is showing love and kindness to someone who doesn’t deserve it. Mercy is the very epitome of God’s character. He showed ultimate mercy to us by sending Jesus to die for us to fix our sin problem. In turn, God asks that we show mercy to those around us. When we remember all the mercy God has shown us, mercy is the only possible response.

Our nature is often vindictive, and we see that so clearly in kids. They get pushed, they push back. Someone takes their toy, they try to take it back. This week, talk with your kids about this tension: our instinct is to fight back but God calls us to show mercy. Talk about the many opportunities we encounter where we can show mercy and steps we can take to be more merciful.


New! eKidz at Home Lunch Box Notes

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eKidz At Home wants to help you use every opportunity to speak truth into your child’s life. Below you will find downloadable lunchbox notes for your Quest or Motion aged child. The school year is getting ready to start. Print this resource and continue the teaching at home throughout the week.

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The Animal Adventurers | Week 3 #Quest

Bible Story: Joshua 6 | Joshua
Main Point: Teammates Wait!
Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)

Lesson Overview: Quest and the Animal Adventurers Troop 49 have been exploring the great outdoors on their quest to earn all six Animal Adventurer badges. We’ve built a fire and showed love to earn the Red Rabbit Badge and crossed a river by trusting our teammates to earn the Yellow Yak badge. Through Troop Master Mickey’s training and stories in the Bible, Troop 49 continues to learn how working together as a team is better than working alone.

Troop Master Mickey was excited to challenge Troop 49 to earn their third Animal Adventurer badge this weekend, the Orange Otter badge.

Troop Master Mickey told Troop 49 each member needed to catch a fish to earn the Orange Otter badge. But not everyone on Troop 49 wanted to patiently wait their turn to catch a fish …

The Bible story from Marty the Moose helped Stacey learned that “Teammates Wait!” and she should wait patiently for her turn to fish. Everyone on Troop 49 waited patiently and caught a fish to earn the Orange Otter badge!

We had fun celebrating with Troop 49 on earning the Orange Otter badge and learning “Teammates Wait!” We can be great teammates just like Joshua from our Bible story.

Troop 49 Animal Adventurer Badges

During The Animal Adventurers series, Quest children will become part of Troop 49! Each week children attend Quest, they will earn a different Quest Animal Adventurer badge. This weekend children earned the third Animal Adventurer bade – the Orange Otter badge – by learning how to be great teammates by waiting patiently just like Joshua waited patiently and marched around the walls of Jericho seven times before the walls fell down.

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Download this week’s Troop 49 Adventure Guide for coloring pages and eKidz at Home activities to complete with your child.

Memory Verse

Our memory verse during The Animal Adventurers teaches children the importance of teamwork:

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!