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Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 56:3-4a, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid.”
Bible Story: Esther Helps Her People, Esther 2-8
Main Point: I have the courage to help others!

We wrapped up our Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 series this week by watching the Halloween special, Toy Story of Terror, and watching as Jessie has to muster up her courage and save Buzz, Woody, and the rest of her friends. They faced a scary, mysterious beast roaming the halls of the Sleep Well Motel but by facing her fear and taking action, Jessie was able to rescue her friends.

We then looked at a heroine from the Bible, Esther. Esther faced down a villain and risked her life in order to save all the Jews living in Persia. Inspired by her courage, we talked about ways that we can help our friends as well. As we go through life, we will face various things that may scare us, but when we remember that God is with us and embrace His courage, we can overcome our fear and live the life God has called us to.

Don’t forget we start a brand new series next week, The Finders in: Warehouse 110. Check out the promo below for a sneak peak of what’s coming! If your child attended Motion this past weekend, they also received a DVD to be used as an invite for this next series. Talk with your child about who they could invite and then encourage them to invite their friend to church – it’s  going to be a great series!


Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 56:3-4a, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid.”
Bible Story: Joshua and Caleb, Numbers 13
Main Point: I have the courage to try!

This week, we watched as Sherman had to have the courage to try something he’d never done before in the movie “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” A lot of times, it’s scary to try new things because we’re afraid we’ll fail, or look silly, or not enjoy it.

As we talked about that fear, we turned to the Bible to see two men who had the courage to try something scary. In Numbers 13, we read about the spies Moses sent into the Promised Land to scope it out. When they came back, most of the spies brought back a bad report and were too scared to go into the Promised Land. Two spies however, Joshua and Caleb, came back and gave a good report. They had the courage to try to go into the Promised Land. The reason they had this courage was because they knew God would be with them. For them, that was enough.

When we face things we’ve never done before, we can have the courage to try because we know God goes with us.

Also this week, we saw the trailer for the series that starts in two weeks. The Finders are back and in a brand new mystery! Check out the trailer below and make sure you’re here for The Finders in: Warehouse 110!


Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 – Week 2 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 56:3-4a, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid.”
Bible Story: Noah and the Ark, Genesis 6-9
Main Point: I have the courage to change!

In our movie this week, we watched the Croods, a family of cavemen, overcome their fear of change and the unknown in order to survive cataclysmic events. We talked in our eGroups about how many times, we fear change as well. New schools, new friends, and other new environments or scenarios can be scary.

We turned to the Bible to help us see how to handle this fear and looked at the story of Noah. Much like the Croods, Noah and his family faced a cataclysmic event – a worldwide flood. Their entire world changed and was never the same. Rather than giving into fear, however, Noah trusted God, obeyed him, and as a result, he and his family were saved.

When we face change, whether it’s big or small, our best approach is to be like Noah. We need to put our faith in God, listen carefully to what he tells us to do, and obey what he says. And when we do, we invite God into our situation with us and his presence will get us through anything we face.


It Will Be Okay

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It will be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst

New York Times Best Selling Author and Elevator, Lysa TerKeurst, delivered an incredible message this past weekend at Elevation. The Best Yes is transforming our decision-making process.

What you may not know is Lysa also has a children’s book that released today. It will be Okay is a beautiful and kid-friendly telling of God’s faithfulness. We can all learn to trust God because he loves us and has a wonderful plan.

In celebration of the release, eKidz At Home wants to empower your family by offering you a chance to receive a free copy of It will be Okay.

The first ten to tweet @eKidzAtHome with the hashtag #itwillbeokay will receive a free copy.


Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 – Week 1 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 56:3-4a, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid.”
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – Daniel 3
Main Point: I have the courage to stand out!

This week we started a brand new series called Hollywood Highlight Reel 2! During this series, we’ll be watching clips from popular movies, identifying themes from them, and digging into the Bible to see how God would have us live. Throughout the series, we’ll be looking for Reel Courage – facing your fear and doing what’s right.

Our first movie was The Lego Movie! In it, we saw how Emmett was afraid to stand out from the rest of Lego City but eventually, found the courage to. We talked about how sometimes it’s difficult for us to be willing to stand out from the crowd in order to stand for what’s right, so we turned to the Bible and the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These three guys were so committed to doing what’s right, not only did they stand out from the crowd, they faced a fiery furnace for doing it.

As a family this week, watch The Lego Movie, read Daniel 3, and talk about opportunities your child can have to stand up for what’s right. Share challenges we face as adults to stand up for what’s right as well. Pray for God’s strength and reel courage to face your fears and do what’s right.