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Motion :: Week of April 14

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool.
Bible Story: A Patience Proverb | Proverbs 14:29

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

There’s an important patience principle King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:29: Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish they are (NIrV). How we respond to waiting shows others our character. Getting frustrated and angry doesn’t make the wait any less; it just makes us look foolish.

RoadTrip_Week3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool. Sometimes when you’re waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds. But when it comes to waiting, often there’s very little we can do to make the wait any less. While you’re waiting, don’t make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.

The 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 Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!


Motion :: Week of April 7

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it.
Bible Story: Hannah Prays for a Baby | 1 Samuel 1:6–2:1

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

In 1 Samuel 1:6–2:1 we discover the story of Hannah. She had waited years for a child. Rather than become frustrated and angry toward God, she prays and tells Him all about it. When God answers her prayer, she gives her son back to God. He honored her waiting and blessed her with even more children.

RoadTrip_Week2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it. It’s important for us all to remember that talking to God about waiting will help us stay patient through whatever circumstance we might face. He may not change our circumstance, but He’ll give the strength to keep waiting well.

The 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 Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!


April Devotionals For Grades 1-5

It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone. Patience is hard work, but it is possible when we trust God is in control. 

This month, help your child learn about patience with the GodTime devotionals, a resource for you and your child to focus their attention on God. Kids will read the Bible, talk to God at home, and complete short application activities each week.

Quantities are limited so grab the April Devotional resource this weekend from an eKidz check-in area or use the links below to download the devotionals for each week:

Week of April 7 – 13

Week of April 14 – 20

Week of April 21 – 27

Week of April 28 – May 4


Motion :: Easter ✝️ 🎉

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: Jesus is alive!
Bible Story: The Easter Story | The Bible

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

We start the month with The Bible. No, that wasn’t a typo. Think about it, in some ways the entire Bible is lesson in patience. Not because it takes so long to read from cover to cover, but because often people are seen waiting . . . for God to speak, for the rescuer to arrive. That’s why we kick off April with the Easter story and the story of the Bible that introduces us to Jesus—His life, death, and most importantly, His resurrection. A fitting way to celebrate that Jesus is alive!

RoadTrip_Week1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God sent Jesus to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. This week, we want to be sure that every child leaves knowing how much God loves them and made a way for them to have a relationship with Him forever.

The 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 Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!


Motion :: Week of March 24

FORGIVENESS: Showing loving to someone who has hurt you.
Series Memory Verse: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
Main Point: I need to ask for forgiveness.
Bible Story: Forgive Each Other | Ephesians 4:32

Forgiveness is a hard concept to understand and even harder to show in real life. When people hurt us, our first instinct may be to retaliate or reciprocate, but that’s not what God wants for us. We’re told to show kindness and compassion to others, and in doing so, we can experience real life.

jTV_Episode4_V2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word together to see how our memory verse connects with the lessons we learned this month from several different Bible stories. There are so many stories in the Bible about people whose lives were changed for the better once they admitted they’d done something wrong and asked for forgiveness.

Asking for forgiveness helps the other person by showing them you’re sorry for what you’ve done, but it also helps you. It doesn’t always feel easy to ask for forgiveness, but when you choose to do it anyway, God can fill you with His peace, joy, and love!