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Motion :: Week of May 19

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies trap you; truth sets you free.
Bible Story: Sapphira and Ananias Lie to PeterActs 5:1-11

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Last week we were introduced to Maya, a teenage girl who’s got herself into a dishonest situation. Maya’s facing a difficult decision as she has to decide if she’s going to help Ripley, a dishonest kid who’s trying to cheat on an upcoming test. Will Maya be able to show honesty, or will she follow Ripley and help  him steal test answers at school? Find out in this week’s episode of Up In The Air!

UITA_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word about someone whose lies caused them to lose their own lives.

Ananais and his wife chose to sell their land, but instead of just admitting they wanted to keep some money for themselves, they lied and pretended they were giving it all to God. Their lie had a very serious consequence. We may not die the next time we tell a lie, but every lie traps you in some way; only truth can set you free.

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. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!


Motion :: Week of May 12

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies hurt others; truth helps others.
Bible Story: Hamaan’s Plot | Esther 3-7

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Last week we were introduced to Maya, a teenage girl who’s got herself into a dishonest situation. Maya’s facing a difficult decision as she has to decide if she’s going to help Ripley, a dishonest kid who’s trying to cheat on an upcoming test. Will Maya be able to show honesty, or will she follow Ripley and help  him steal test answers at school? Find out in this week’s episode of Up In The Air!

UITA_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone whose lies almost destroyed an entire group of people.

Haman was angry Mordecai wouldn’t obey the decree to bow down to him, so he lied by making the king think the entire Jewish nation was filled with lawbreakers. If Esther hadn’t stopped him, the king would have let Haman kill all the Jews. Esther fought back by telling the king the truth. Her bold honesty saved her people.

Lies hurt us by making us weak, but they can also hurt others. When you choose to tell a lie or to keep a truth to yourself, it doesn’t just affect you; it can hurt other people, too. When you have to choose whether or not to be truthful, remember that lies hurt others, but truth helps others.

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. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!


Motion :: Week of May 5

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.
Bible Story: Peter Denies Jesus | Luke 22:54-62

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Maya is the new kid at school—again. All she wants to do is fly her drone and stay invisible. But when a few lies get out of hand and begin to hurt the people she knows, Maya is faced with a big decision. Will she tell the truth…or is she headed for a crash-landing? It’s all up in the air. 

UITA_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone who discovered the consequences of lying.

Peter was one of Jesus’ strongest supporters and most enthusiastic followers. But when Jesus was gone, he found himself lying about his closeness to Jesus. When Peter let himself hide behind a lie, he lost the strength to fight for truth, and the lies just kept coming. Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.

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. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!


Motion :: Week of April 28

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, think twice.
Bible Story: Esau’s Impatience | Genesis 25:24-34

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’ll finished out the month with one of the best examples of what happens when you’re not patient; you lose something of value. In Genesis 25:24-34, we discover the story of Esau sacrificing his birthright for a bowl of stew. Because Esau was impatient, he lost something he could never get back.

RoadTrip_Week5 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, think twice. Don’t let your lack of patience cause you to make a decision you’ll regret. Think twice about what really matters. Ask God to help you wait patiently for what matters most.

 


Motion :: Week of April 21

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, think about what’s true.
Bible Story: Golden Calf | Exodus 32:1-35

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 Exodus 32:1–35 we find the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai. Instead of obeying God and waiting for Moses to come down off the mountain, the entire nation of Israel grew impatient. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. Their lack of patience had some severe consequences.

RoadTrip_Week4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true. It’s easier to wait when you remember all the times God has helped you before. You can trust Him, knowing that He’ll help you wait.

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!