Mile #5: Distress
Jesus experienced pain and distress on the cross because he knew God had a plan. You can trust God to have a plan for your life, too.
Family Activity: When you feel worried, small, or afraid, that is called distress. Everyone feels that way sometimes. Tonight, pick a movie to watch with your family, pop some popcorn, and look for all the times the hero of the movie feels distressed. After the movie discuss these questions:
- Who was afraid? What was the hero afraid of?
- What makes you feel afraid or worried?
- What made the hero feel better?
- How can you trust God when you feel distress?
Share: Post a picture of your movie night and one way you can trust God. Use the hashtag #sevenmilemiracle and tag @elevationeKidz.
Mile #4: Abandonment
Jesus died so you never have to be alone. God is always with you.
Family Activity: Everyone feels lonely sometimes. In the Bible, two men named Paul and Silas got thrown in jail for preaching about Jesus, and it would have been easy to feel sad and alone in prison. But instead of being lonely Acts 16:25 says they were “praying and singing hymns to God.”
Singing to God when we feel lonely cheers us up and remind us God is always with us. While in the car, on your way to school or a practice, crank up your favorite Elevation Worship song and rock out in the car with your family! What words in the song are you favorite? What do they mean?
Share: Post a video of your jam session and dance party with your favorite worship song lyrics. Use the hashtag #sevenmilemiracle and tag @elevationeKidz.
Mile #3: Relationships
Relationships were important to Jesus. God has put many important relationships in our lives, too.
Family Activity: Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for times of trouble.” God has given you friends and family members who love and encourage you. At lunchtime, list as many of your friends and family members as you can on a napkin or a paper plate. Then share what you like about each person. Circle one person that is really special to you. How can you show that people that they are important to you today?
Share: Post a picture of a friend or family member you are thankful for and what you love about them. Use the hashtag #sevenmilemiracle and tag @elevationeKidz.
Spring is in the air, summer is just around the corner, and there is no better time to enjoy church as a family!
This month Quest (3 years – kindergarten) is building into kids a love for others and Motion (1st – 5th grade) is learning to fix our relationships through forgiveness. Build memories with your family, too, with our fun, quick Family Building Challenges!
Family Building Challenge #2 | Build an Oreo Tower
Supplies Needed: 1-2 bags of Oreo cookies (use green mint Oreo’s for a St. Patrick’s Day twist), 1 dice
Open a bag of Oreos and set a timer for five minutes. Roll a dice and follow the Oreo Tower Building Game instructions to build your tower.
Whoever can build the tallest Oreo tower when time runs out is the winner!
CLICK HERE for an overview of all four March Family Building Challenges.