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Motion :: Week of May 6

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COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Main Point: We can work together to help our community.
Bible Story: Nehemiah and the Wall | Nehemiah 1-6

When a mysterious and elusive astronaut begins scaring away all the kids at Camp Jupiter, the camp is forced to consider immediate shutdown. Mr. Stone, the camp director, turns to the Finders for help. To get to the bottom of their weirdest mystery yet, the Finders will have to work together like never before and cooperate with an eager new ally. Can they pull together in time to solve a mystery that is out of this world? Or is Camp Jupiter headed toward a black hole? 

The Finders hear all about the strange outer-space phenomena from Mr. Stone and his suspicious daughter, Ava, and decide to help.

Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter | Episode 3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

While it seems Caleb and X have a lot to learn about cooperation, they have started to work together to discover what the camp director’s daughter has been working on and help the Camp Jupiter community. During eGroup time we dug into God’s Word to see a great example of cooperation from the Bible to learn how we can work together to make a difference in our community, too.

Nehemiah wasn’t concerned about fame or money; all he wanted was to help rebuild the walls of Jerusalem for his people. Nehemiah also didn’t try to do it all himself; he organized the Israelites so they could all work together for the benefit of the whole community. Just like Nehemiah and the Israelites, we can work together to make a difference in our community, too.

It might feel like focusing on yourself will help you get ahead, but when we work together, we can actually accomplish more. And when we cooperate with each other, we can do great things to improve and inspire our community.

The Finders Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter, kids can earn an awesome Finders trading card each week by:

  • FINDING Ecclesiastes 4:9 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Ecclesiastes 4:9 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, COOPERATION, from memory. (COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.)

Kids can receive prizes for collecting two different combinations of trading cards:

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Motion :: Week of April 22

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COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Main Point: We can work together to get God’s work done.
Bible Story: Building the Tabernacle | Exodus 24-39

When a mysterious and elusive astronaut begins scaring away all the kids at Camp Jupiter, the camp is forced to consider immediate shutdown. Mr. Stone, the camp director, turns to the Finders for help. To get to the bottom of their weirdest mystery yet, the Finders will have to work together like never before and cooperate with an eager new ally. Can they pull together in time to solve a mystery that is out of this world? Or is Camp Jupiter headed toward a black hole?

While it seems The Finders have a lot to learn about cooperation, in our eGroups we dug into God’s Word to find a great example of cooperation in Exodus.

When God commanded Moses to build the tabernacle, He didn’t ask Moses to do it alone. It was way too big a job for one man to do by himself! God instructed Moses to have the people of Israel work together to prepare His tabernacle. When they worked together, the Israelites were able to create the perfect place for God’s spirit to live among them. Just like the Israelites, we can work together to get God’s work done.

The Finders Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter, kids can earn an awesome Finders trading card each week by:

  • FINDING Ecclesiastes 4:9 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Ecclesiastes 4:9 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, COOPERATION, from memory. (COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.)

Kids can receive prizes for collecting two different combinations of trading cards:

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Motion :: Week of April 15

HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
MAIN POINT: I can put others first because Jesus put me first.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Crucified, Buried, and Resurrected | John 18:12–20:23
MEMORY VERSE: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. His ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything.

This week we remembered that because Jesus put others first, we can, too! 

 

In Matthew 26:36-56, Jesus showed an unbelievable understanding of how important it was to put the will of the Father ahead of His own. Jesus knew why He came to earth. While He prayed for His Father to make another way, ultimately Jesus knew that He had to let go of what He wanted for the sake of saving the world from sin.

We can put others first by letting go of what I want. At some point in our lives, we’ll be faced with a decision to give up something we want for what someone else wants. For Jesus this was a matter of life and death. While that may not be the case for us, showing humility in these situations is still important is often more important than getting our way.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, SHARE with each other activities you do that you find hard to value others by letting them go first.
  • At bedtime, read John 18:12–20:23. Ask God to help you follow Jesus’ example of putting others first.

 

 

April Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Goooooal, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Philippians 2:3 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Philippians 2:3 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, HUMILITY, from memory. (HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.)

Philippians 2:3 describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

 


Motion :: Week of April 8

HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
MAIN POINT: I can put others first by letting go of what I want.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Praying in the Garden | Matthew 26:36-56
MEMORY VERSE: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. His ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything.

This week we talked about when we let go of what we want, we’re better able to put others first.

In Matthew 26:36-56, Jesus showed an unbelievable understanding of how important it was to put the will of the Father ahead of His own. Jesus knew why He came to earth. While He prayed for His Father to make another way, ultimately Jesus knew that He had to let go of what He wanted for the sake of saving the world from sin.

We can put others first by letting go of what I want. At some point in our lives, we’ll be faced with a decision to give up something we want for what someone else wants. For Jesus this was a matter of life and death. While that may not be the case for us, showing humility in these situations is still important is often more important than getting our way.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, TALK about ways in which we win when we put others first.
  • At bedtime, read Matthew 26:36-56. Brainstorm some things you might have to give up in order to put others first.

 

April Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Goooooal, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Philippians 2:3 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Philippians 2:3 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, HUMILITY, from memory. (HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.)

Philippians 2:3 describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

 


Motion :: Week of April 1

HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
MAIN POINT: I can put others first by serving them.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet | John 13:1-17
MEMORY VERSE: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. His ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything.

As we celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection this Easter season, we’ll be taking a closer look at the way humility shows up throughout the end of Jesus’ time on earth.

During the Passover, Jesus wanted to give His disciples an example of what it meant to be a servant leader. With humility, Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. He served them by doing the job of a servant. We can put others first by serving them. You don’t need to wash someone’s feet to show humility, but you can serve others by putting them first.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: What are some places you wish you felt more important?
  • At bedtime, read John 13:1-17. Ask God to help you see new ways to put others first by serving them.
  • What is humility?: Putting others first will cost you something: your time, money, or maybe pride. But when we choose to follow Jesus with our lives, the least we can do is put others first even if it’s a bit uncomfortable and cost us something. 


April Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Goooooal, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Philippians 2:3 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Philippians 2:3 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, HUMILITY, from memory. (HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.)

Philippians 2:3 describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.