Beats – Episode 2 #Motion



Bible Story: Jesus Teaches about Persecution, John 15:18-21

Beat of the Week: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10

In our second week of the “Beats” series, we looked at another of Jesus’ Beatitudes. To hear more about it, here’s our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer:

What a great reminder that Jesus is for us! When we face opposition for standing up for what’s right, Jesus promises to take care of us. Jaiden showed us a great model of how to focus on God’s opinion of us rather than the voices around us.

With the school year getting started, maintain open communication with your kids about the voices they’re encountering at school and be ready to encourage them with God’s truth.

Bringing “Beats” Home


During the Beats series in Motion we are playing a fun game (like Guitar Hero / RockBand) that let’s all of the kids create their own beat. Give it a try as a family. For extra fun, each of you try to do two of the sounds at the same time

4 Different Sounds:






Beats – Episode 1 #Motion


Bible Story: Jesus Blesses the Children, Matthew 19:13-15

Beat of the Week: ”Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

This week we began a brand new series called Beats. To tell you all about it and introduce you to the first “Beat,” here’s our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer:

That’s right, all series long, we’re going to be studying the Beatitudes and this first week, we learned about meekness. In our culture, meekness is often interpreted as weakness, and therefore shunned. But Jesus taught that there was real power in meekness; in embracing your strength, acknowledging God as your source, and controlling it in order to use it for His glory.

During this series, we’re challenging kids to learn the six Beatitudes that we’re studying, but we couldn’t call them the Beats without putting them to a beat! So each week, we’re learning a rhyme that summarizes the Beatitude for the week and will be easier to remember. See the image below and go ahead and start learning all six Beats!


#SelfieSwitch – Episode 5 #Motion


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: The Greatest Commandment, Matthew 22:34-40

Main Point: God Made Me to Honor

This week we wrapped up our #SelfieSwitch series! Mitch and Ollie are ready for the skateboard competition – their best chance to earn the money needed to fix the machine and get switched back. Let’s find out what happens!

What a crazy finish! Violet came through and saved the day, helping pull off an amazing switch! As they were reflecting on all they had learned, Mitch and Ollie showed a new appreciation for each other. It seems that they will treat each other differently moving forward. They learned the importance of showing honor toward one another.

In our Bible passage today, we heard Jesus teach on honor. Some people asked him what the most important commandment was, and he eloquently and wisely described what it means to honor God and others.

As you’re leading your family and growing in Christ, it’s always helpful to keep in mind what Jesus considered most important – loving and honoring God and others. Make sure that your lives are reflecting that priority and talk with your family about ways you can continue to grow in that.

#SelfieSwitch – Episode 4 #Motion


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 Forgives Miriam, Numbers 12:1-5, 9-13, 15

Main Point: God Made Me to Forgive

In our fourth week of #SelfieSwitch, we learned that God made us to forgive. We read in the Bible how Moses forgave Miriam and we watched to see if Mitch and Ollie could put their differences aside in order to try to get switched back to their actual bodies. See what happens in this week’s episode:

Mitch and Ollie finally started to work together – all in an effort to earn the money they need to get Violet the part needed to switch them back! In our lives, it’s very difficult to forgive someone who has hurt us and work together with people very different than us, but it’s a crucial part of being a Christian. Talk with your family this week about people they may need to forgive or with whom they may need to make a better effort to cooperate. And then take action!

And make sure to come back next week to see the exciting conclusion of #SelfieSwitch!