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Motion :: Week of December 9

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.
Series Memory Verse: “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t miss your chance to give.
Bible Story: Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns | Luke 12:13-21

Every good and perfect gift comes from God. In fact, generosity is at the very core of God’s character— He even gave us His own son, Jesus! Jesus showed unwavering generosity as He traded His life for ours. And, because God gave us Jesus and Jesus gave His life, we can be generous towards others. Not only that, but when we are generous towards others, we prove that we love God by loving the people He loves.

This weekend we remembered that we all have a chance to give.

The Big Give | Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

The man from our Bible story didn’t want to give up any of what he had. But having all that stuff didn’t bring him happiness. Jesus tells us through this parable: Don’t miss your chance to give. God wants you to give and be willing to share because when you’re generous, you show others that you love them and that they’re more important than having stuff. You also show them that God loves them and cares for them.

At dinner this week, ask:

  • Is it easy or hard for you to give to others? Why?
  • What’s something that’s easy for you to give? Why?
  • What’s something that’s hard for you to give? Why?
  • Why does God want us to give?

 

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 The Big Give, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Timothy 6:9, in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, generosity, means!


Motion :: Week of December 2

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.
Series Memory Verse: “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Because God gave, I can give.
Bible Story: God Gave Us Jesus | 1 John 4:9-11

Every good and perfect gift comes from God. In fact, generosity is at the very core of God’s character— He even gave us His own son, Jesus! Jesus showed unwavering generosity as He traded His life for ours. And, because God gave us Jesus and Jesus gave His life, we can be generous towards others. Not only that, but when we are generous towards others, we prove that we love God by loving the people He loves.

This weekend we learned that because God gave, we can give, too!

The Big Give | 1 John 4:9-11 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

The most important thing about the Christmas season is to remember that God gave the gift of His Son to everyone. He came so that everyone who would ever live on earth could know Him. God gave us the biggest gift of all, and because God gave, we can give to others, too.

At dinner this week, ask:

  • When is it easy for you to be generous? When is it difficult?
  • How do you feel when someone gives you a gift? Does it make it easier to give knowing you can share that feeling?

 

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 The Big Give, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Timothy 6:9, in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, generosity, means!


Motion :: Week of November 25

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Always be grateful.
Bible Story: Give Thanks No Matter What | 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we learned that we can always be grateful.

reFocus | Give Thanks No Matter What from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 is so important because it teaches us to thank God in every situation we face. God doesn’t need to hear our thanks, but He wants us to develop the habit of being grateful no matter what!


Motion :: Week of November 18

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Say thank you.
Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Men | Luke 17:11-19

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we remembered how important it is to say thank you.

reFocus | Jesus Heals 10 Men from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

In our Bible story today Jesus changed 10 men’s lives when He healed them of an awful disease. The men were free from pain and could go home to their families! But only ONE of them stopped to say thank you. It’s so important for us to be like that man and always stop to say thank you. If you don’t say it and you don’t show it, no one will know it! Always remember to say thank 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 reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!


Motion :: Week of November 11

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Adjust your attitude.
Bible Story: Parable of the Vineyard Workers | Matthew 20:1-15

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we learned that sometimes we need to adjust our attitudes.

reFocus | Parable of the Vineyard Workers from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

We all get stuff we don’t deserve sometimes. It could be good, like getting a gift we don’t deserve. It could also feel unfair, like when a friend turns on us. But just like in today’s story, we learn that things aren’t always fair. This can either work out in our favor or it can make us frustrated. When this happens, we can adjust our attitudes because we always have so much to be grateful for!

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 reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!