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Motion – Week of January 15 #Motion

KNOWLEDGE: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
MAIN POINT: Discovering what God says is the most important thing.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus at the Temple | Luke 2:41-52
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue finding the answers to life’s hidden secrets. He wants us to pursue knowing more, because He wants us to know Him more.

Jesus helps us know God better. As we dig deeper into the story of Jesus, we discover more about how God desires a relationship with us and invites us to help Him spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. To do that, we need to know God through Jesus. God is real, God made us, and He made all things.

We will spend the month of January taking a closer look at the way knowledge shows up throughout the Gospels.

We continue our look at knowledge in Luke 2:41-52 as we head to Jerusalem when Jesus was twelve years old. He had traveled to Jerusalem with his family for a festival. When Mary and Joseph began their journey home they realized Jesus wasn’t with them. They turned around and went all the way back to Jerusalem to find Jesus in the temple surrounded by priests and rabbis. Jesus recognized something very important. He knew that if He wanted to be a part of God’s story and know the secrets of the world around Him, He needed to be in a place where He could learn what His Father said.

What God says is the most important thing to know. We need to keep learning what God says through His words. Through reading the Bible, we can hear what God wants us to know about the best way to live and in the process discover how to have a forever relationship with Him.

January Bring It! Challenge

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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 Brain Games, by sharing their new knowledge with their eGroup leader, kids can earn fun prizes each week that will be fun and stretch their brain at the same time by:

  • showing Psalm 119:105 in their Bible.
  • reciting Psalm 119:105 from memory.
  • reciting the series virtue, Knowledge from memory. (Knowledge: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.

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eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: What’s something in your life you had to learn a lot about before you could do it well?
  • At bedtime, read Luke 2:41-52Pray together and ask God to help you desire to learn what He says.

January Parent Cue Cards

Parent Cue was created to help parents do family better. Use the monthly Parent Cue card to begin conversations with your child about what they are learning in church. Each week on the eKidz site find weekly information to continue conversations about Jesus at home.

QUEST (3 years – Kindergarten)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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MOTION (1st – 5th grade)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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Another great resource available at your fingertips is the Parent Cue App. The app sends weekly CUES that remind you to connect with your kids at home and on the go. You can even watch Bible story videos during your drive time using the app.


Motion – Week of January 8 #Motion

KNOWLEDGE: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
MAIN POINT: Discovering what God says helps you know Jesus.
BIBLE STORY: Wise Men Discover Jesus | Matthew 2:1-12
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue finding the answers to life’s hidden secrets. He wants us to pursue knowing more, because He wants us to know Him more.

Jesus helps us know God better. As we dig deeper into the story of Jesus, we discover more about how God desires a relationship with us and invites us to help Him spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. To do that, we need to know God through Jesus. God is real, God made us, and He made all things.

We will spend the month of January taking a closer look at the way knowledge shows up throughout the Gospels.

In Matthew 2, we discover wise men in the Far East. Their lives were dedicated to discovering more about the universe. One night they noticed a bright star that lead them on an epic journey to find the King of Kings prophesied in the ancient Hebrew Scriptures.

Discovering what God says helps us know Jesus. The entire Bible points to Jesus. If we want to get to know Jesus, we can read what the writers of the Bible say about Him. The Bible is the key to knowing more about Jesus.

January Bring It! Challenge

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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 Brain Games, by sharing their new knowledge with their eGroup leader, kids can earn fun prizes each week that will be fun and stretch their brain at the same time by:

  • showing Psalm 119:105 in their Bible.
  • reciting Psalm 119:105 from memory.
  • reciting the series virtue, Knowledge from memory. (Knowledge: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 1.38.08 PM

eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: What’s your favorite way to learn something new?
  • At bedtime, read Matthew 2:1-2. Pray together and ask God to help you both know Jesus better.
  • TV Time: Join everyone’s favorite Scottish Rapper, MC Haggis, as he shares his brilliant insights on knowledge

Motion – Week of December 10 #Motion

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JOY: Finding a way to be happy even when things don’t go your way.
MAIN POINT: I can have joy because anything is possible with God.
BIBLE STORY: Zechariah and Elizabeth | Luke 1:5-25, 57-79
MEMORY VERSE: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 (NIV)

Even though we try to find joy through our stuff, or our vacations, or our relationships, joy isn’t dependent upon any of those things. Joy is about being content beyond our circumstances. We can have joy when we recognize that God’s plan is greater than our own. Joy is a response to our trust in God. And Jesus is the reason we can find joy! The story of His birth can remind us through every season, regardless of our situation, there’s a reason to celebrate what it means to have a relationship with God.

We continue our look at joy in Luke 1:5-25; 57-79. After God had been silent for about four hundred years, an angel suddenly showed up and made a promise to Zechariah and Elizabeth.  The angel told Zechariah that they would have a son, even though they were well past the age of having children. The day John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus, was born to them the Christmas story was set in motion. Zechariah broke into a song and his house celebrated. They realized firsthand that they could have joy because anything is possible with God.

We can have joy because anything is possible with God. Knowing God can do the impossible has the possibility to fuel our joy. God may not always choose to do the impossible right away or at all, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t faithful. God can give us joy as we learn and grow during those impossible seasons of life.

DON’T MISS MOTION’S UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY NEXT WEEK!

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eKidz At Home Activities

 Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner tonight, ASK: how can being joyful make things better? How does your joy affect other people?
  • At bedtime, read Luke 1:5-25. Pray together & ask God to help you to trust Him in situations that feel impossible.
  • How can you not feel a little joy when you’re spending time with MC Haggis?

Spotlight – Week 2 #Motion

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HONOR: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
MAIN POINT: Honor others by putting them first.
BIBLE STORY: David and Jonathan | 1 Samuel 18:1-9, 19:1-17, and 20:1-42
MEMORY VERSE: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another more above yourselves.” Romans 12:10

People should not just be honored because of what they do; they should primarily be honored because of who they are. Stuff will lose value over time, but not people. At its core, honor is seeing people the way God sees people. We’re naturally wired to put ourselves first, but honor is the opposite of self-centeredness. It is something that flows from your relationship with God. In a sense, one of the best ways we can HONOR God, is by honoring those who reflect the image of God.

We continued our look at honor in 1 Samuel 18:1-9, 19:1-17, and 20:1-42. Jonathan was the prince of Israel. He was set to follow in his father’s footsteps. He could have ignored God’s plan for David and done his own thing to ensure his own place on the throne. Yet, Jonathan saw God was doing something different and showed kindness to David in spite of what Saul thought.

We can honor others by putting them first. When we see people as God sees them, we start to realize that how we treat them matters. One of the easiest ways we can show people honor is by putting their needs before our own. This is exactly what God did for us when He sent Jesus to be our Savior.