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Overboard – Week 5 #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: Give thanks!
Bible Story: Jesus Heals Ten Lepers, Luke 17:11-19

The big day is finally here! It’s time for Ollie to battle Zane in a wake boarding showdown. See what happens in the conclusion of Overboard!


So in the end, Molly saved Ollie from a summer of humiliation, Ollie learned how to be grateful in all situations, and he made some great new friends! And, he finally met his aunt and uncle!

Being grateful is one of the most important character traits we can learn and in our eGroups this weekend, we saw a great Biblical example of it. Jesus healed ten lepers from their disease but only one took the time to come back and say ‘thank you’ to Jesus. God has done so much for us and the first thing we need to do in response is thank Him.

Talk with your family about ways you can grow in your gratitude as a family. It might be that you make it a regular part of your dinner conversation, or maybe you create a jar where you write things you’re grateful for on slips of paper and keep in the jar. Whatever it is, find ways to make gratitude central to your family.


Overboard – Week 4 #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: Find a blessing no matter what!
Bible Story: Joseph Comforts His Brothers, Genesis 50:15-21

In our fourth week of Overboard, we saw Ollie try to continue his training despite his injury. See what happened!

Ollie’s training had mixed success, but when he changed his attitude and looked for the blessing in the situation, he ended up meeting Molly and making a new friend.

This lesson is powerful for us, both as adults and kids. We will have plenty of challenging circumstances come our way but if we can look for the blessing in the midst of it, we can be grateful no matter what.

Talk with your family this week about how you can look for the blessing no matter what’s going on. Commit to remind each other when you’re facing a challenge to intentionally look for ways to be grateful. And make sure to come back next week to see Ollie finally face off against the bully Zane in wake boarding!


Overboard – Week 3 #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: Celebrate what God has done!
Bible Story: Staging a Celebration, Nehemiah 8

 

In our third week of Overboard, we finally got to see Ollie take to the lake and begin wake boarding. See what happened!

 

 

Ollie saw some success in his wake boarding but at the end, suffered an injury during a weightlifting session. Make sure to come back next week to see how he is!

 

Nigel had some wise advice for Ollie – it isn’t just the people around Ollie he should be grateful for because ultimately all we have comes from God. Nehemiah knew that and led the nation of Israel to celebrate what God had done for them. In your family this week, take time to talk about the ways God has blessed your family and find a memorable way to celebrate those – maybe it’s a celebration or a party, maybe it’s a visual reminder in your house. Whatever it is, make sure to celebrate what God has done.

Overboard – Week 2 #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: Remember how others have helped!
Bible Story: Paul Remembers People, Romans 16:1-15

 

This was the second week of our Overboard series. When we last left Ollie, he was being approached by some local lake bullies. Check out what happened next:
Ollie ran into a tough situation with the bully Zane but Nigel had an important reminder for him – one way to keep our gratitude strong is to remember how others have helped. Ollie was so focused on his personal situation that he forgot how much his parents, friends, and even aunt and uncle had helped him.

 

As Paul was wrapping up the book of Romans, he took the time to thank a number of people who had helped him. In our lives, it is important for us to figure out how to remember those who have helped us. Talk with your family about those people in your lives and how you can express gratitude for them.

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.