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Pit Stop – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Main Point: Stop to thank God.
Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Lepers, Luke 17:11-19

In another fast-paced episode of Pit Stop, we got to see how pit crews use film review to continue to improve their performance. Check it out!

Pit crews watch film of their performance to review how they did and look for ways to improve. Similarly, we need to look back over the “film” of our lives and review in our heads all the things we have to be thankful for. God has done a lot for us and if it’s not immediately obvious to us, we need to take time to review all He’s done. Just like the one leper in our Bible story this week went back to thank Jesus for healing him, it’s important that we thank God too.

Take time this week as a family to do some “film review,” reflecting over what God’s done in and through you. Take time to thank God for His faithfulness and goodness. 


Pit Stop – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Main Point: Stop to thank others.
Bible Story: One Body, Many Parts, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, 1 Corinthians 12:12-21

As we entered our third week of Pit Stop, we took another visit to the Ganassi Racing Shop to learn more about the world of Nascar. Check it out:

In this episode, we learned more about the different roles on the pit crew. Just like there are many different team members that make up the pit crew, we have a lot of people in our lives that help us in different ways. Many of them could even be considered behind the scenes – we may not realize all that they do in our lives.

It’s important that we not only recognize those people but also express gratitude for them. Just like a pit crew can’t operate without all the different members contributing, our lives would not be the same without all the many people who help. This week, take time as a family to think about the people in your lives who you need to appreciate and make a plan of action to do so. 


Pit Stop – Week 2 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Main Point: Stop to adjust your attitude.
Bible Story: Parable of the Vineyard Workers, Matthew 20:1-15

This was our second week of Pit Stop, and our host Ben took another behind the scenes look at the Ganassi Racing shop. Check it out:

The pit crew of Ganassi Racing has to regularly exercise in order to remain competitive with the rest of NASCAR. It’s not always easy, but even when their attitude isn’t right, they’ve got to push through and continue to try to get better.

In our lives, there are plenty of things that will come up that will challenge our attitude. Our calling is to push through and keep our attitude of gratitude in place no matter what. In fact, it’s a symbiotic relationship. When our attitude struggles, gratitude can help. When we’re not feeling grateful, we need to work on our attitude.

Challenge your family this week to hold each other accountable in your attitudes. Pray for the awareness to know when your attitudes are out of line and ask God to help you maintain a perspective of gratitude. 


Pit Stop – Week 1 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Main Point: Stop to give thanks, no matter what.
Bible Story: Paul Thanks People, Romans 16:1-15

This week we began a brand new series in Motion called Pit Stop, where we are talking about gratitude. We visited a NASCAR shop and got to see behind the scenes of the fastest sport around. Check out episode one of Pit Stop:

We learned how even though NASCAR is a race, the teams sometimes have to make pit stops in order to keep their cars operating at peak performance. We compared that to our lives: just like we often move very quickly from school to family to friends to church to sports and to all the other activities we’re involved in, it’s important that we make pit stops and learn to show gratitude along the way.

Talk with your family this week about the people in your lives who you need to tell thank you. Make a plan for how you’re going to express that gratitude to them. And come back next week for another thrilling look inside the world of NASCAR!  


Pit Stop Memory Verse backgrounds – #Motion

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It’s important we stop and give thanks for the people and things God has placed in our lives. Our Bible verse during Pit Stop helps us remember we should take time to give thanks, no matter what. It says:

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Kids can recite this verse each weekend to help them win Pit Stop bingo. Use the smart phone or computer memory verse backgrounds to help your family learn 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.