Bible Story: Jesus Has Mercy on a Blind Man, Luke 18:35-43
Beat of the Week: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7
In our fourth week of “Beats,” we learned more about God’s heart for mercy. To see what we learned, watch this week’s episode:
Mercy is showing love and kindness to someone who doesn’t deserve it. Mercy is the very epitome of God’s character. He showed ultimate mercy to us by sending Jesus to die for us to fix our sin problem. In turn, God asks that we show mercy to those around us. When we remember all the mercy God has shown us, mercy is the only possible response.
Our nature is often vindictive, and we see that so clearly in kids. They get pushed, they push back. Someone takes their toy, they try to take it back. This week, talk with your kids about this tension: our instinct is to fight back but God calls us to show mercy. Talk about the many opportunities we encounter where we can show mercy and steps we can take to be more merciful.
eKidz At Home wants to help you use every opportunity to speak truth into your child’s life. Below you will find downloadable lunchbox notes for your Quest or Motion aged child. The school year is getting ready to start. Print this resource and continue the teaching at home throughout the week.
eKidz At Home – MOTION – Lunch Box Notes
eKidz At Home – QUEST – Lunch Box Notes
Bible Story: Jesus Stops an Argument, Mark 9:33-35
Beat of the Week: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9
We studied another of Jesus’ Beatitudes this week and got to meet two guys who are living it out. Check out this week’s episode:
Jesus says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and Pablo and Tresor do their best to live that out on the soccer field. When we bring peace to the situations we encounter, we are acting exactly like Jesus.
This is an excellent reminder for our families – not only in sports, but in every situation we encounter. Talk with your kids about the opportunities they face and how they can be a peacemaker, and then celebrate the difference they’ve made! Jesus calls you children of God!
Bible Story: Jesus Teaches about Persecution, John 15:18-21
Beat of the Week: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10
In our second week of the “Beats” series, we looked at another of Jesus’ Beatitudes. To hear more about it, here’s our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer:
What a great reminder that Jesus is for us! When we face opposition for standing up for what’s right, Jesus promises to take care of us. Jaiden showed us a great model of how to focus on God’s opinion of us rather than the voices around us.
With the school year getting started, maintain open communication with your kids about the voices they’re encountering at school and be ready to encourage them with God’s truth.
During the Beats series in Motion we are playing a fun game (like Guitar Hero / RockBand) that let’s all of the kids create their own beat. Give it a try as a family. For extra fun, each of you try to do two of the sounds at the same time
4 Different Sounds: