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High Wire – Week 3 #Motion

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TRUST: Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.
MAIN POINT: When the pressure is on, you can trust God is with you.
BIBLE STORY: Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams | Genesis 41
MEMORY VERSE: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

In Genesis 41, we look at the next chapter of Joseph’s life. Pharaoh had a dream that no one could interpret. The cupbearer finally remembered how Joseph interpreted his dream while they were in prison and recommended they get him to help. With God’s help, Joseph interpreted the dreams and formulates a plan to help Egypt survive through the seven years of famine that God said was coming. Pharaoh ended up putting Joseph in charge of the entire project. Joseph could have been worried and decided that the task was too difficult, but instead he trusted God and God was faithful.

When the pressure is on, you can trust God is with you. We will face moments when we’re called to do something that might seem crazy to us — maybe something as simple as getting up in front of the class and giving a speech—but we can trust God to give us the strength and courage to face whatever comes our way.

 


High Wire – Week 2 #Motion

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TRUST: Trust: putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.
MAIN POINT: When life doesn’t make sense, you can trust God is with you.
BIBLE STORY: Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams | Genesis 41
MEMORY VERSE: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

We continue Joseph’s story in Genesis 40. Joseph is accused of something he didn’t do and finds himself in prison. Joseph still trusted God, and God was with him. While he’s in prison, Joseph meets pharaoh’s cupbearer and baker, who both end up having dreams they don’t understand. With God’s help, Joseph interprets their dreams. The Cupbearer promises to talk to pharaoh about Joseph and his situation, but forgets about Joseph. Still, Joseph trusted God and eventually is put in charge of the rest of the prisoners.

When life doesn’t make sense, you can trust God is with you. There will be times in life when something happens that just doesn’t make sense like a divorce, moving to a new home or a new school, or getting a serious illness. And while that situation is confusing, we can continue to trust God and allow Him to help us get through that difficult time.

 


High Wire – Week 1 #Motion

16Sep_standard_ThemeTRUST: Trust: putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.
MAIN POINT: When you think you’re alone, you can trust God is with you.
BIBLE STORY: Joseph Sold by His Brothers | Genesis 37, 39:1-2
MEMORY VERSE: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Whether on the high wire at the circus or in our daily lives, trust is important. If we don’t trust, we might miss the opportunity to watch God show up and do what only He can do. Putting our trust in God and the people He’s put in our lives isn’t always easy.

Our own understanding can have a way of getting us in trouble sometimes, especially when life doesn’t turn out exactly how we’d want or expect. That’s why it’s important that our trust is grounded in God, His love for us, and His willingness to do whatever it took to have a relationship with us.

In Genesis 37 and 39:1-2, we discover that Joseph was his father Jacob’s favorite. He gave Joseph a colorful coat, which made the rest of his brothers extremely jealous. On top of that, Joseph told his family about his dreams where they bowed down to him. Eventually, Joseph was sold into slavery and his brothers lied about it to their father. Though Joseph was alone in a far-away country, he chose to trust God.

When you think you’re alone, you can trust God is with you. There may be times when we may feel like no one is with us or on our side. Although we feel that way, Someone is looking out for us.


Baptisms

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Kidz baptisms are a special time for families and our church.

Here are your next steps to find out more:
1) Use the video below to start a conversation with your child about Baptism.

2) The baptism interview is an opportunity for the staff and volunteer leaders of Elevation to talk with your child about baptism and help you determine if your child is ready to be baptized. To request more information, please complete this form by clicking here.

3) Watch a recap of our eKidz Baptism celebration, click here.

If you have any other questions regarding eKidz baptisms, reach out to your Campus eKidz Director or email us at ekidz@elevationchurch.org

Frank Bealer, Family Pastor


Rise Above – Week 2 #Motion

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RISE ABOVE: Doing what God says, even when it’s tough.
BIBLE STORY: Joshua Defeats Jericho | Joshua 6:1-20

To Rise Above means “doing what God says, even when it’s tough.” The past two weekends in Motion we have been learning how to rise above the fear and negative voices that can try to drown out God’s truth in our minds.

God’s people, the Israelites, faced a lot of enemies. God always had a plan to protect them and fulfill His promises to them, but sometimes His plan didn’t make much sense to His people, like when He told the Israelites they could break down a giant wall just by walking around it and blowing some horns.

All God asks us to do is trust Him and do what he says, even when it’s tough or it doesn’t make sense. Just like when the Israelites didn’t understand God’s plan but they did what He said anyway, they defeated Jericho! When we trust God and do what He says even when it’s tough, we can rise above and win!