#SelfieSwitch – Episode 1 #Motion + @eKidz Love Week Promotion!

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Bible Story: Moses Encourages God’s People, Exodus 14:8-14, 21-29

Main Point: God Made Me to Encourage

We began a brand new series this weekend called #SelfieSwitch. We met Ollie, Mitch, and Violet as they got started on a group science project for summer school. Something very curious happens as they do, check it out below!

You’ll have to come back next week to see how Ollie and Mitch handle being switched! Violet showed us how God made us to encourage one another, rather than giving in to negative talk. Moses set a great example for us in the Bible, as he challenged the Israelites to stop their negative talk and put their trust in God. In your family this week, begin to pay attention to how much negative talk exists in your day to day life and take steps to transform that to encouragement.

Next week starts a very exciting week in the life of our church – Love Week 2014! One of our eKidz regulars helped us make a video to tell you why we’re so excited about Love Week. See for yourself!

We hope to see you back next week to take part in Love Week as we serve our neighbors near and far!


Colossal Coaster World – Week 5 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Bible Story: Paul Trusted God, Acts 27:13-26

Main Point: Dare to Trust

In the final week of Colossal Coaster World, Daniel helped Jarrod Jason Vanderhagen be less afraid of what was next by learning to trust in God. The future can definitely be intimidating and scary because we don’t know what will happen. We can find encouragement, however, in the fact that we believe in the God who is in control of everything. That helped Paul in today’s Bible story and it can help us as well.

Talk about the future with your family this week. And as you encounter potentially frightening unknowns, point each other back to our loving and powerful God.

And check out this promo for our next Motion series, called #SelfieSwitch:


Colossal Coaster World – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Bible Story: Paul Responded Wisely, Acts 21:33-36, 39 & 22:2b

Main Point: Dare to Stand Strong

In our fourth week of Colossal Coaster World, we saw Daniel actually get on The Vaporizer 3000! We didn’t see what happened, however, as we were teased with a “To Be Continued!”

Before he got on the coaster, however, he was able to share how he used a Bible verse to stand strong in the midst of a difficult time. Jarrod Jason VanDerHagen was teasing Daniel and saying mean things to him, but Daniel remembered II Timothy 1:7 and kept up his courage and faith.

In our Bible story today, we saw how Paul was able to stand strong when he faced a difficult situation. He was confronted by an angry mob but instead of backing down, he continued to share Jesus boldly.

Talk with your family this week about difficult or frightening situations they face. Remind each other that we can use Scripture to remind us of God’s power and help. Whether it’s II Timothy 1:7 or another verse, help arm your family with Bible verses that can provide courage when they face challenges.

And don’t forget to come back next week to see how Daniel did on The Vaporizer 3000!


Colossal Coaster World – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Bible Story: Paul Proclaimed Salvation, Acts 16:25-34

Main Point: Dare to Believe

This week in Colossal Coaster World, Daniel had the opportunity to share his faith in Jesus with the director of the TV show. He did so boldly and confidently and it obviously made an impact on the director.

In your family this week, it’s the perfect opportunity to either talk with your child about salvation and answer their questions, or encourage them to share their faith with their friends.


Colossal Coaster World – Week 2 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Bible Story: Saul Spoke Boldly, Acts 9:20-28

Main Point: Dare to Speak Up

In our second week of Colossal Coaster World, Daniel was reminded that God can make us strong when we’re scared. One of the hardest things for us to do is to speak up – it might be to say the unpopular but true thing or to share Jesus when we have an opportunity. And this challenge doesn’t just apply to kids, but to us as adults too.

Talk with your family about times when it’s important to speak up, including success stories from your life or maybe even some missed opportunities you’ve had. Pray together that God would give you the courage to speak up and then don’t forget to pick this conversation up again later to see how God has used all of you.