#SelfieSwitch – Episode 2 #Motion

Series Memory Verse: Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Bible Story: God Gives the Israelites Good Water, Exodus 15:22-25

Main Point: God Made Me to Give

We kept #SelfieSwitch going with a very special weekend. The Motion kids got to participate in Love Week. For Motion’s very first service project, they participated in a Walk for Water with Water Missions International. To learn a little more about it, Motion kids saw this video:

After walking and helping raise money for Water Missions International, we joined back up with Mitch and Ollie to see how they’re doing after they switched bodies last week in the first episode of #SelfieSwitch. Check out Episode 2:


#SelfieSwitch – Episode 1 #Motion + @eKidz Love Week Promotion!

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Bible Story: Moses Encourages God’s People, Exodus 14:8-14, 21-29

Main Point: God Made Me to Encourage

We began a brand new series this weekend called #SelfieSwitch. We met Ollie, Mitch, and Violet as they got started on a group science project for summer school. Something very curious happens as they do, check it out below!

You’ll have to come back next week to see how Ollie and Mitch handle being switched! Violet showed us how God made us to encourage one another, rather than giving in to negative talk. Moses set a great example for us in the Bible, as he challenged the Israelites to stop their negative talk and put their trust in God. In your family this week, begin to pay attention to how much negative talk exists in your day to day life and take steps to transform that to encouragement.

Next week starts a very exciting week in the life of our church – Love Week 2014! One of our eKidz regulars helped us make a video to tell you why we’re so excited about Love Week. See for yourself!

We hope to see you back next week to take part in Love Week as we serve our neighbors near and far!


Colossal Coaster World – Week 5 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Bible Story: Paul Trusted God, Acts 27:13-26

Main Point: Dare to Trust

In the final week of Colossal Coaster World, Daniel helped Jarrod Jason Vanderhagen be less afraid of what was next by learning to trust in God. The future can definitely be intimidating and scary because we don’t know what will happen. We can find encouragement, however, in the fact that we believe in the God who is in control of everything. That helped Paul in today’s Bible story and it can help us as well.

Talk about the future with your family this week. And as you encounter potentially frightening unknowns, point each other back to our loving and powerful God.

And check out this promo for our next Motion series, called #SelfieSwitch:


Colossal Coaster World – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Bible Story: Paul Responded Wisely, Acts 21:33-36, 39 & 22:2b

Main Point: Dare to Stand Strong

In our fourth week of Colossal Coaster World, we saw Daniel actually get on The Vaporizer 3000! We didn’t see what happened, however, as we were teased with a “To Be Continued!”

Before he got on the coaster, however, he was able to share how he used a Bible verse to stand strong in the midst of a difficult time. Jarrod Jason VanDerHagen was teasing Daniel and saying mean things to him, but Daniel remembered II Timothy 1:7 and kept up his courage and faith.

In our Bible story today, we saw how Paul was able to stand strong when he faced a difficult situation. He was confronted by an angry mob but instead of backing down, he continued to share Jesus boldly.

Talk with your family this week about difficult or frightening situations they face. Remind each other that we can use Scripture to remind us of God’s power and help. Whether it’s II Timothy 1:7 or another verse, help arm your family with Bible verses that can provide courage when they face challenges.

And don’t forget to come back next week to see how Daniel did on The Vaporizer 3000!