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Overboard – Week 1 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
Main Point: Have an attitude of gratitude!
Bible Story: Job is Grateful, Job 1:21b-22

We began a brand new series this week called Overboard, where we saw our friend Ollie Rollins get sent to his eccentric aunt and uncle’s house for the summer. Check out how it got started in episode one:

Ollie did not have a good attitude about the summer that is ahead of him. The butler, Nigel, encouraged him to have an attitude of gratitude and to see the blessings even though the situation wasn’t his preference.

We then read in the Bible about Job, a man who faced an incredibly difficult situation but still chose to have an attitude of gratitude and give praise to God. Following his example, we can be grateful no matter what we face. Talk with your family about situations when you don’t feel grateful and pray that God would empower you to have an attitude of gratitude.


Motion Overboard Memory Verse backgrounds

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During Overboard, we’re learning giving thanks no matter what happens can be hard, especially when we are having a bad day or things don’t go the way we expected them to.

 

The Bible tells us we should show gratitude to God. Psalm 107:1 says to give thanks to God because He is good to us and will always love us! Download the memory verse backgrounds for your phone or computer and join us in helping your child learn how important it is to show gratitude to God.

 

Give thanks to the Lord,
for He is good; 
His love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1

Camp Wannastay – Week 7 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. I Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
Main Point: I can be a leader who serves others!
Bible Story: Being a Servant Like Jesus, Philippians 2; John 5, 6, & 13

This week we wrapped up our Camp Wannastay series by learning to be a leader who serves others. We took our example from Jesus, the ultimate leader and ultimate servant, and saw how he served those he came in contact with.

As you look to apply this truth to your family’s life, there is no better opportunity than Love Week, which kicked off this past weekend! There are literally thousands of opportunities for you to serve others through our various outreach partners. Visit http://elevationoutreach.com/love-week/ today and get your family signed up to serve others this week!

Next week we begin a brand new series in Motion, called Overboard. Check out this trailer and come back next week!


Camp Wannastay – Week 6 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. I Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
Main Point: I can be a leader who makes a difference!
Bible Story: Fish and Loaves, John 6:5-12

During Camp Wannastay, we’re learning how to be leaders who set an example for others in what we say and do. One of the best ways to set an example for others is by making a difference in the lives of those around you. We saw a perfect example of this in the Bible with the boy who was willing to share his lunch so that Jesus could feed thousands of people. It was a small act but it had a huge impact!

In our lives, it can be easy to not take those steps of faith because they seem inconvenient or insignificant but Jesus can take those small steps and use them to make a difference in others’ lives. Talk with your family this week about steps you can take to make a difference and make sure you’re back next week to kick off Love Week 2015 – one of the best opportunities all year long to make a difference!


Camp Wannastay – Week 5 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. I Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
Main Point: I can be a leader who lets others go first!
Bible Story: A Brave New Leader, Judges 4

During Camp Wannastay we’re learning how to be leaders who set an example for others in what we say and do. One way to set an example for others is to let others go first. It’s easy to get caught up thinking that leadership is all about you but one of the most important things a leader can do is put others first. This week we learned about Deborah, a leader from the book of Judges. Deborah showed great leadership by caring less about the fame that could have come from defeating the enemy and instead let Barak lead the charge.

In your family this week, talk about opportunities to put others first. It may seem counterintuitive but Jesus taught that true leaders were servants first and foremost. Look for ways to be like Deborah, put others first, and be a leader.