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Motion :: Week of November 18

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Say thank you.
Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Men | Luke 17:11-19

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we remembered how important it is to say thank you.

reFocus | Jesus Heals 10 Men from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

In our Bible story today Jesus changed 10 men’s lives when He healed them of an awful disease. The men were free from pain and could go home to their families! But only ONE of them stopped to say thank you. It’s so important for us to be like that man and always stop to say thank you. If you don’t say it and you don’t show it, no one will know it! Always remember to say thank you.

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. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!


Motion :: Week of November 11

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Adjust your attitude.
Bible Story: Parable of the Vineyard Workers | Matthew 20:1-15

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we learned that sometimes we need to adjust our attitudes.

reFocus | Parable of the Vineyard Workers from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

We all get stuff we don’t deserve sometimes. It could be good, like getting a gift we don’t deserve. It could also feel unfair, like when a friend turns on us. But just like in today’s story, we learn that things aren’t always fair. This can either work out in our favor or it can make us frustrated. When this happens, we can adjust our attitudes because we always have so much to be grateful for!

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. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!


Motion :: Week of November 4

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Celebrate what God has done.
Bible Story: A Psalm of Thanksgiving | Psalm 100:1-5

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we focused on celebrating all that God has done for us.

reFocus | A Psalm of Thanksgiving from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God has done so many wonderful things for us and it’s important to celebrate all He’s done. That’s what gratitude is all about—letting someone know you see how they’ve helped you. We can celebrate and let God know we’re grateful He’s helped us by praising and thanking Him.

When something sad, upsetting, or disappointing happens, it can be hard to find a reason to celebrate anything. But if our focus is on gratitude, we can still find something to celebrate in almost any situation. Even when things feel tough, we can choose to focus on the good things God is doing and celebrate them.

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. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!


Motion :: Week of October 28

Courage: Taking the first step, even when something is difficult.
Series Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Main Point: I can show courage because I know God is with me.
Bible Story:
Daniel in the Den of Lions
  Daniel 6

Every day we have a choice: to stand up and be courageous or to step back into the crowd. But this choice is not always as easy as we might think. The strength to take the first step toward doing the right thing can be difficult to find.

In this series, we’ll join Alex in the land of Aethasia, a place where courage is born and heroes are made. We’ll study the Bible hero, Daniel, who exemplifies what it means to show courage in the face of adversity, and we’ll help kids see their own opportunities to be courageous every day.

04_Aetherlight_Episode4_Final from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This week read Daniel 6 with your family. It would be unbelievably scary to be thrown in a pit full of hungry lions! A lot of people probably would have chosen to give in and pray to the king. But Daniel knew God was with him. He knew God would take care of him and honor him for making the right choice, and God did! God closed the lions’ mouths, and Daniel was safe. Daniel showed courage because he knew God was with him, no matter where he was or what he needed.

It isn’t always easy to trust God is with you when you can’t see Him or feel Him. But we know we can trust God’s Word, and God promises He will always be with us. So when you’re in a situation that seems scary or overwhelming, you can show courage because you know God is with you!


Motion :: Week of October 22

Courage: Taking the first step, even when something is difficult.
Series Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Main Point: I can show courage by being truthful.
Bible Story: 
Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of a Tree  Daniel 4

Every day we have a choice: to stand up and be courageous or to step back into the crowd. But this choice is not always as easy as we might think. The strength to take the first step toward doing the right thing can be difficult to find.

In this series, we’ll join Alex in the land of Aethasia, a place where courage is born and heroes are made. We’ll study the Bible hero, Daniel, who exemplifies what it means to show courage in the face of adversity, and we’ll help kids see their own opportunities to be courageous every day.

The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure | Episode 3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This week read Daniel 4 with your family. It would already be scary to interpret a dream for the king knowing the king could’ve had Daniel killed if he was wrong about what the dream meant. But it would have been REALLY scary for Daniel to tell the king the truth — that the dream meant the king would lose his whole kingdom and be completely rejected by his people. Daniel was brave and told the truth anyway. When Daniel chose the truth, God took care of the rest!

It’s easy to tell the truth when you know people will like the truth. But when the truth could get you in trouble or make someone upset, it can be tempting to hide the truth or even cover it up with a lie. Even when it’s difficult, it’s important to find the courage to tell the truth. Just like we saw in our Bible story, God can still do good things in a situation where the truth seems scary!