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Eliminator: The Game of Choices – Week 3 #Motion

Series Virtue: Wisdom – Finding out what you should do and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:10
Main Point: If you want to be wise, hang out with wise people.
Bible Story: Rehoboam Listens to the Unwise, I Kings 12:1-15a
Bonus Verse: Proverbs 13:20

Our series “Eliminator” has been all about making wise choices in the different areas of our lives. This week, we learned that if we want to be wise, we need to hang out with wise people. Our Bible story was Rehoboam and we saw how he had a choice of who to listen to – a wise group of advisors and an unwise group. Unfortunately, he chose to listen to the unwise group of advisors and it hurt his reign as king. In our lives, we get to choose what people we spend time with and we need to make sure we choose wise people and people who will make us more like Christ.

Prayer Time: Use this as a guide for prayer time this week: “Dear God, please help us choose our friends wisely. Surround us with people who help us become more like you. We love you. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

The Game of Choices Bring It! Challenge

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We are giving your child a choice for the Bring It! Challenge through The Game of Bring It! Choices. Each weekend by “bringing it” your child will get closer to reaching the Eliminator and the prize for the path they choose. They can fill up any path by collecting game board pieces for attending Motion, bringing their Bible, saying the memory verse, bringing a friend, and for completing a Home Choice question. Help your child remember to bring back their game board every week so they can continue to earn game pieces. Prizes will be awarded the last weekend of the series, March 28/29.


Eliminator: The Game of Choices – Week 2 #Motion

Series Virtue: Wisdom – Finding out what you should do and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:10
Main Point: If you want to be wise, think before you speak.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Spoke Wisely, Nehemiah 2:1-9
Bonus Verse: Proverbs 12:18

During this series, we’re learning how to make wise choices. One of the most important areas where we need wisdom is our speech and if we want t one wise, we need to think before we speak. Nehemiah went before the king and had a choice of how he would speak – he could have grumbled, complained, or gotten angry, but instead, he chose to speak respectfully to the king and keep his emotions in check. In our lives, we always have a choice in how we speak as well and we need to remember Nehemiah’s example and think before we speak.

Prayer Time: Use this as a guide for prayer time this week: “Dear God, please give us wisdom in how we speak. Help us to think before we speak and honor you in the words that we say. We love you. In Jesus’ name, amen!”

The Game of Choices Bring It! Challenge

022415_eKidz_Motion_Eliminator_GameBoard

We are giving your child a choice for the Bring It! Challenge through The Game of Bring It! Choices. Each weekend by “bringing it” your child will get closer to reaching the Eliminator and the prize for the path they choose. They can fill up any path by collecting game board pieces for attending Motion, bringing their Bible, saying the memory verse, bringing a friend, and for completing a Home Choice question. Help your child remember to bring back their game board every week so they can continue to earn game pieces. Prizes will be awarded the last weekend of the series, March 28/29.


Eliminator: The Game of Choices – Week 1 #Motion

Series Virtue: Wisdom – Finding out what you should do and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:10
Main Point: If you want to be wise, talk to God.
Bible Story: Solomon Chose Wisdom, 1 Kings 3:4-15
Bonus Verses: Proverbs 8:10-11, James 1:5

During this series, your kids are learning about making choices to be wise in what they say, wise with their friends, and wise about how they act. Every choice is important and has an effect on their lives. If they want to make the wise choice, they can talk to God. King Solomon chose to ask God for wisdom. God gave King Solomon wisdom, and King Solomon followed God’s instructions. Wisdom isn’t just knowing what God wants them to do, it’s making the choice to do it! When they have to make a choice between what is wise and what is not, they can think about what God wants them to do and then do it. It may not always be the easy way, but it’s the wise way.

Prayer Time: Use this as a guide for prayer time this week: “Dear God, please give us wisdom. We want to do what is right according to Your Word. This week, help us to make wise choices and to follow Your instructions for our lives. We love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

The Game of Choices Bring It! Challenge
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We are giving your child a choice for the Bring It! Challenge through The Game of Bring It! Choices. Each weekend by “bringing it” your child will get closer to reaching the Eliminator and the prize for the path they choose. They can fill up any path by collecting game board pieces for attending Motion, bringing their Bible, saying the memory verse, bringing a friend and for completing a Home Choice question. Help your child remember to bring back their game board every week so they can continue to earn game pieces. Prizes will be awarded the last weekend of the series, March 28/29.


Undercover Kindness – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Bible Story: Barnabas and Saul, Acts 9:26-30
Main Point: Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you.

What do you normally do when someone isn’t kind to you? Do you compliment them or help them in some way? For most of us that’s not our first reaction, but God wants us to be kind to everyone, including those who aren’t kind to us.  Because Barnabas and Ananias chose kindness, Saul went on to become the Apostle Paul. God used Paul to change the world by spreading the good news about Jesus. When we are kind, we show others they are valuable to God. It won’t always be easy but with God’s help, we can do it!

Prayer Time: When your child is treated unkindly, have him or her pray about the situation. Your child can ask God for peace and understanding and help to react in a kind way. Use this prayer as a guide: “Dear Jesus, thank you for always loving us and showing us how important we are to You. Help us to be kind to people who aren’t kind to us and help us to show others they are valuable by how we treat them. Give us the words to say and the strength to act in a way that is kind. We love you. Amen.”

Kindness in Action: When your child has been treated unkindly, teach him or her to show kindness by being patient instead of being easily angered. When your child gets in one of these difficult situations, remind him or her of our memory verse, Luke 6:31, and God’s command to love others, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Encourage your child by explaining when he or she responds with kindness in these situations, they demonstrate God’s love.

Join us next week for the start of our new series, Eliminator!


Undercover Kindness – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Bible Story: The Least of These, Matthew 25:35-40
Main Point: Be kind to people who are overlooked.

This weekend in Motion your child learned the importance of being kind to those who are overlooked. Jesus said when we show kindness to those who are hungry, thirsty, cold or lonely, we show kindness to Him. Showing kindness to those who usually go unnoticed is something Jesus has instructed us to do. Use this month’s Motion Your Time Card to start a discussion with your family about showing kindness.

Prayer Time: Pray with your child and ask God to give you opportunities to help those who are overlooked. Here is a prayer you can use to guide you in prayer time this week: “Dear Jesus, thank You for loving us and not overlooking us when You died on the cross for us. Help us this week to show kindness to everyone. Help us to focus on those who usually get overlooked. We love you. Amen.”

Kindness in Action: When you are kind to those who are overlooked you are showing them the kindness of Jesus. Encourage your child to pray for those who are overlooked. Another way to show kindness to those who are overlooked is by serving. Visit the Elevation Outreach website to sign up for an event! Be sure to click on the family friendly outreach opportunities option on the left hand side of the page.