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Motion :: Week of February 18

LOVE: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
MAIN POINT: Comfort others who are hurting.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm | Mark 4:35-41
MEMORY VERSE: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV)

God is love. As we read through the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that reaches a dramatic and unmatchable climax when God sends His own Son to die for our sins to ensure we can spend eternity with Him. That ultimate act of perfect love changes everything. And when we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show them a glimpse into this perfect love God has for each and every one of us.

This week we learned what it means to love by giving to others.

In Mark 6:30-44 we see how Jesus’ care for others turned into one of His most amazing miracles. Jesus reached a point in His ministry when He was extremely popular. Everyone wanted to hear what He had to say about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, thousands of people showed up to hear Him speak. As it became later in the day, Jesus could have sent them all home to grab some dinner, instead He made the unthinkable happen. He turned five loaves of bread and two fish into a meal for more than 5,000 people.

We show love when we give to others who are in need. As we start to see others the way God sees them, we will become more aware of their needs. We have opportunities everyday to help others and meet their needs. This can be as simple as lending a pencil to a friend or offering to share part of our lunch. It’s amazing how when we start to show love to others when we
become aware of the needs around us.

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

  • At dinner, ASK: Take some time to talk about what it means to follow Jesus and love like He loved.
  • At bedtime, read Mark 6:30-44. Share with each other two or three people you know who have a need. Now brainstorm ways you can help fulfill those needs.
  • Dance Party: Who needs a little love? Everyone does! 

 

February 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 Behind the Scenes, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING 1 John 4:10 in their Bible.
  • RECITING 1 John 4:10 from memory.
    • SAYING the series virtue, LOVE, from memory. (Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.


Motion :: Week of February 11

LOVE: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
MAIN POINT: Comfort others who are hurting.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm | Mark 4:35-41
MEMORY VERSE: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV)

God is love. As we read through the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that reaches a dramatic and unmatchable climax when God sends His own Son to die for our sins to ensure we can spend eternity with Him. That ultimate act of perfect love changes everything. And when we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show them a glimpse into this perfect love God has for each and every one of us.

This week we learned love is comforting others when they’re hurting.

In Mark 4:35-41 we look at a Bible story from a different point of view. Jesus and His disciples were out on the sea when a flash storm struck fear into the disciples. Jesus showed love for His disciples. He calmed the storm and showed that He can be trusted no matter what.

Just like Jesus comforted the disciples, we can comfort others who are hurting. We meet people everyday who need comfort. As kids discover how Jesus showed love in comforting His disciples during the storm, we pray they will start to become aware of ways they can show love and comfort people in their lives. We can all learn to encourage people in our lives and show them how much God cares about their needs.

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

  • At dinner, ASK: If you were going through something hard, how would you want the people around you to respond?
  • At bedtime, read Mark 4: 35-41. Ask God to show you ways to encourage those going through storms this week.
  • TV Time: Join everyone’s favorite Scottish Rapper, MC Haggis, as he shares his brilliant insights on love!

February 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 Behind the Scenes, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING 1 John 4:10 in their Bible.
  • RECITING 1 John 4:10 from memory.
    • SAYING the series virtue, LOVE, from memory. (Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.


Motion – Week of February 4 #Motion

LOVE: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
MAIN POINT: Love others because Jesus loves you.
BIBLE STORY: No Greater Love | John 15:12-13
MEMORY VERSE: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV)

God is love. As we read through the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that reaches a dramatic and unmatchable climax when God sends His own Son to die for our sins to ensure we can spend eternity with Him. That ultimate act of perfect love changes everything. And when we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show them a glimpse into this perfect love God has for each and every one of us.

We will spend the month of February taking a closer look at the way love shows up throughout the Gospels in how Jesus interacts with others.

In John 15:12-13, we discover that Jesus showed us love in the most sacrificial way possible, by laying down His life for us. Jesus asks us to love one another, just as He loved us in the way we sacrifice for our friends.

Love others because Jesus loves you. As we learn about Jesus’ sacrificial love for us, we pray they will start to understand how they can show love sacrificially to the people in their lives. Showing love to others will not always be convenient. When we begin to see our potential to love in light of Jesus’ love for us, we will understand that showing love, even when it’s difficult, is worth all the effort.

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

  • At dinner, ASK: If you had a super power, what would it be and how would you use it to show love to others?
  • At bedtime, read John 15:12-13. Pray together that you will be ready each day to give up your lives in big or small ways for others.
  • What is love?: All the stories in the Bible tell one amazing, big story of God’s love for us. 

February 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 Behind the Scenes, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING 1 John 4:10 in their Bible.
  • RECITING 1 John 4:10 from memory.
    • SAYING the series virtue, LOVE, from memory. (Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.


Motion – Week of January 29 #Motion

KNOWLEDGE: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
MAIN POINT: Discovering what God says helps you make the wise choice.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness | Luke 4:1-13
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue finding the answers to life’s hidden secrets. He wants us to pursue knowing more, because He wants us to know Him more.

Jesus helps us know God better. As we dig deeper into the story of Jesus, we discover more about how God desires a relationship with us and invites us to help Him spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. To do that, we need to know God through Jesus. God is real, God made us, and He made all things.

We will spend the month of January taking a closer look at the way knowledge shows up throughout the Gospels.

After Jesus is baptized, God leads Him to the wilderness where Satan tempts Him. Satan twisted what Jesus knew about God and His Word. But Jesus knew Scripture backwards and forwards. Jesus leveraged what He knew from Scripture to use God’s truth to fight and win over evil.

Discovering what God says helps you make the wise choice. When we read God’s Word, we discover the truth about what God wants for our lives. And when we know that, it makes it easier for us to make the wise choice. When we know God’s word we are able to use it to resist the temptation to do something wrong.

January Bring It! Challenge

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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 Brain Games, by sharing their new knowledge with their eGroup leader, kids can earn fun prizes each week that will be fun and stretch their brain at the same time by:

  • showing Psalm 119:105 in their Bible.
  • reciting Psalm 119:105 from memory.
  • reciting the series virtue, Knowledge from memory. (Knowledge: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At dinner, ASK: How many jokes do you know? Take turns telling jokes until you run out of them!
  • At bedtime, read Luke 4:1-13Pray that God would bring His Word to your mind every time you need it.
  • TV Time: How can you be better at whatever you do? By learning something new!

Motion – Week of January 22 #Motion

KNOWLEDGE: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
MAIN POINT: Discovering what God says helps you follow Jesus.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus’ Baptism & John Calls Jesus Lamb of God | John 1:19-42
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue finding the answers to life’s hidden secrets. He wants us to pursue knowing more, because He wants us to know Him more.

Jesus helps us know God better. As we dig deeper into the story of Jesus, we discover more about how God desires a relationship with us and invites us to help Him spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. To do that, we need to know God through Jesus. God is real, God made us, and He made all things.

We will spend the month of January taking a closer look at the way knowledge shows up throughout the Gospels.

In John 1:19-42, we read John’s account of Jesus’ baptism. Jesus was about to start His public ministry. He shows up on the banks of the Jordan River where his cousin, John the Baptist, was baptizing people. John the Baptist recognized Jesus, not just as his cousin, but as God’s promised Savior. John understood God’s story and called out to the crowd, “Look! The Lamb of God! He takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29, NIrV) That day, he pointed out to everyone who Jesus was and why they should know Jesus and start to follow Him.

Discovering what God says helps you follow Jesus. The more we read God’s Word, the more we understand about who Jesus is and why He came to earth. God’s Word gives us clarity for what it means to believe in Jesus and follow Him with our lives.

January Bring It! Challenge

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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 Brain Games, by sharing their new knowledge with their eGroup leader, kids can earn fun prizes each week that will be fun and stretch their brain at the same time by:

  • showing Psalm 119:105 in their Bible.
  • reciting Psalm 119:105 from memory.
  • reciting the series virtue, Knowledge from memory. (Knowledge: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At dinner, learn something new about each other! Go around the table and share your favorite TV show, movie, book, or food!
  • At bedtime, read John 1:19-42. Take a minute to share with each other who you believe Jesus is.
  • Dance Party: It’s always fun to discover new things!