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Motion :: Week of June 15

You may think you don’t have what it takes to be courageous … but what if courage looks different than you think? The goal isn’t to remove fear completely, but to face your battles while you’re still afraid—knowing that God will never fail you or leave you.

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show to learn that we can have courage and trust God with anything we face. We learned about the time David had the courage to defeat the giant, Goliath, and discovered that there are giant-sized challenges we’ll face in our own lives. We also learned that later on in his life, David wrote about the confidence we can have in God’s strength in Psalm 20:7.

You can have confidence in God’s strength. We’re going to face some pretty big obstacles in our life. Maybe not a real Goliath, but maybe some Goliath-sized challenges. But no matter what, the Bible shows us that we can have confidence in God’s strength. With God’s help and with the help of Godly people in our life, we can face any obstacle or challenge with courage. We can use things like God’s Word, worship, and support from our friends to help overcome our fears.

At bedtime, read Psalm 20:7. Discuss the following questions together: What does it mean to have confidence in God’s strength? Would you say you have confidence in God’s strength? What makes you say that?

Curriculum from Life.Church


Motion :: Week of June 8

You may think you don’t have what it takes to be courageous … but what if courage looks different than you think? The goal isn’t to remove fear completely, but to face your battles while you’re still afraid—knowing that God will never fail you or leave you.

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show to learn that fear can come into our lives in many different ways, but God can help us overcome it! We took a look at Deuteronomy 31:6 to learn that we can have courage and step outside of our comfort zones because God is always with us.

Get out of your comfort zone. It takes courage to step outside of our comfort zone and try something new. We might be afraid or unsure of what’s going to happen, but having courage doesn’t mean we won’t have fear at all. It means we can get out of our comfort zone even when we’re afraid because God is always with us and we can trust Him.

At dinner this week, ask: What are some new things—baby steps—you can try to get outside your comfort zone and be courageous? (e.g. Saying hi to someone at school, making a phone call, answering a question in class, etc.)

Curriculum from Life.Church


Motion :: Week of June 1

Summer is the perfect time to relax and spend time with your family. In the middle of all the vacation plans, sports games, and fun activities, it can be easy to feel like you’re constantly on-the-go. This can make it challenging to stay connected over the next couple of months, so we’re partnering with you to help your kid continue building his/her relationship with God this summer! In this one week series, Summer Cool, we taught kids how cool the Bible really is, and gave them action steps to help them read their Bibles over the summer.

Colton Jones, aka “The Professor” showed us how important it is for us to spend time in God’s Word and how much fun we can have reading it! He taught us that when we study the Bible, it shows us how to have a good life through obeying God and helping others.

Reading God’s Word helps me grow closer to Him. Studying the Bible is one of the best ways we can get to know God and grow in our relationship with Him. The more we spend time in God’s Word, the more we can grow closer to Him by learning about who He is and how we can live for Him.

 

To help your kid stay connected to God this summer, we gave out Summer Cool Guides. Your kid can use the guide to read some cool Bible stories, complete daily activities, and learn new things from the Bible.

If you started your summer fun early this year and didn’t get to pick up a Summer Cool Guide, ask your eKidz Director for one next weekend!


Motion :: Week of May 25

Throughout history, God has offered strength to help people persevere through difficult situations. Jesus persevered through death itself to make it possible for us to have a forever relationship with God. Because of what Jesus did for us, we can trust Him to help us find the strength to persevere through whatever we face.

We finished this series with another passage in Hebrews. In Hebrews 12:2-3, the author wrote that when we run the race of life with perseverance, we should focus our attention on Jesus. Jesus is the ultimate example of someone who endured death itself to accomplish the rescue mission God set out for Him.

Keep going because of what Jesus did for you. Knowing that Jesus persevered through death and was resurrected is the best encouragement for us to keep going when life gets hard. When we focus on Jesus, we remember that nothing is impossible and God will help us get through whatever we face in life.

At dinner tonight, have each person pick an activity that they find challenging. Together, commit to persevering and completing your challenges this month!

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.


Motion :: Week of May 18

Throughout history, God has offered strength to help people persevere through difficult situations. Jesus persevered through death itself to make it possible for us to have a forever relationship with God. Because of what Jesus did for us, we can trust Him to help us find the strength to persevere through whatever we face.

This week, we read Hebrews 12:1 to learn that when life gets hard, we can look to the heroes of the faith and see how they trusted God through some extremely difficult circumstances. God brought them through those trials, and God will help us through ours.

God can help you let go of what is holding you back. It’s comforting to know that others have made it through to the other side of difficult times. When we see how God helped them, it helps us trust God more with our own circumstances.

At bedtime, read Hebrews 12:1. Pray that God will help you to let go of what might be holding you back so that you can continue growing into the person He’s created you to become.

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.