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Quest :: Week of October 13

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it.)
Bible Story: Hagar | Genesis 21:14-20
Main Point: God hears me and gives me what I need.
Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT

All of us, children and grown-ups alike, will sometimes come up against things we just can’t do. Maybe we don’t have what it takes to makes things better. It could also be that we don’t have the answers, energy, wisdom, patience, solution, or way out of a situation.

But, we do know the One who does. And, when you know the One who does, there’s no need to worry. God’s got it. That’s what we’re talking about this month. We don’t need to worry, be afraid, or feel alone. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, we learned that God hears us and gives us what we need, through the story of Hagar and her son.

CampOut_October_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God hears us and gives us what we need, no matter what situation we find ourselves in. God heard Hagar and her son, and God hears us too.

As you drive, tell your child to look out of the window and name places as you pass them. Each time he/she names a place, ask, “Is God with you when you go to the [place name]? Yes! God is with you wherever you go!”


Motion :: Week of October 13

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: Stuff can’t keep you happy.
Bible Story: Don’t Be Controlled By Money | Hebrews 13:5

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In Hebrews 13:5, the writer of Hebrews wrote about contentment and warned the Hebrews not to love, or be controlled by, money. The writer reminds us that nothing we own can ever make us happy. Our focus should be on our relationship with God.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Stuff can’t keep you happy. Getting something new can be exciting, and even make you happy for some time. But as we know, that feeling of happiness doesn’t last forever because what we own was never meant to fulfill us. We hope that kids leave with the idea that only God can satisfy their needs and give them joy no matter what they do or don’t own.

At bedtime, read Hebrews 13:5. Pray that you will grow closer to God and not depend on the things you own to make you happy.


Safari :: Week of October 13

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can trust God.
MEMORY VERSE: “I trust in you, my God!” Psalm 25:2a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions | Daniel 6

This week we sang a song to help us remember we can trust God. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

I Can Trust God (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

I can trust God. Yes I can! (clap, clap)
I can trust God. Yes I can! (clap, clap)
No matter what comes my way,
I can trust Him every day.
I can trust God. Yes I can! (clap, clap)

I can trust God. Yes I can! (stomp, stomp)
I can trust God. Yes I can! (stomp, stomp)
No matter what comes my way,
I can trust Him every day.
I can trust God. Yes I can! (stomp, stomp)

I can trust God. Yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)
I can trust God. Yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)
No matter what comes my way,
I can trust Him every day.
I can trust God. Yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)

You can also put all three together for a fourth verse. (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, “Hooray!”)

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. After the activity, say, “You did a wonderful job singing! Who can trust God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can trust God!”

 


Quest :: Week of October 6

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it.)
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego | Daniel 3:10-28
Main Point: God is always with me.
Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT

All of us, children and grown-ups alike, will sometimes come up against things we just can’t do. Maybe we don’t have what it takes to makes things better. It could also be that we don’t have the answers, energy, wisdom, patience, solution, or way out of a situation.

But, we do know the One who does. And, when you know the One who does, there’s no need to worry. God’s got it. That’s what we’re talking about this month. We don’t need to worry, be afraid, or feel alone. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, we learned God is always with us through the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

CampOut_October_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God is always with us. God was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace, and He is with us too.

Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, “Dear God, help us remember that You are always with us. No matter what is happening, You are with us, and You’ve got it. You are amazing, God, and we love You very much. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


Motion :: Week of October 6

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: God can help you be okay no matter what.
Bible Story: Be Content | Philippians 4:11b-13

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In Philippians 4:11b-13, Paul wrote to the church at Philippi to help them understand more about what it means to follow Jesus. Paul shared how they can be content and even have joy regardless of their situation in life, which is something he had to learn from experience. We can all learn from his example and be content, even when we’re in a difficult situation.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God can help you be ok no matter what. We can’t promise kids that when they follow Jesus that everything in their life will work out just the way they want it to. However, we can promise them that even if life isn’t okay, God can help them be okay with their circumstances. We pray that no matter what kids are facing, they’ll learn to trust that God will give them what they need to get through it.

At bedtime, read Philippians 4:11-13. Pray for each other, that God would help you to be happy with what you have instead of spending lots of time and energy worrying about getting more.