Bringing “Beats” Home

 

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:

Clap

Stomp

Whoo!

Chhh

 


Beats – Episode 1 #Motion

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Bible Story: Jesus Blesses the Children, Matthew 19:13-15

Beat of the Week: ”Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

This week we began a brand new series called Beats. To tell you all about it and introduce you to the first “Beat,” here’s our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer:

That’s right, all series long, we’re going to be studying the Beatitudes and this first week, we learned about meekness. In our culture, meekness is often interpreted as weakness, and therefore shunned. But Jesus taught that there was real power in meekness; in embracing your strength, acknowledging God as your source, and controlling it in order to use it for His glory.

During this series, we’re challenging kids to learn the six Beatitudes that we’re studying, but we couldn’t call them the Beats without putting them to a beat! So each week, we’re learning a rhyme that summarizes the Beatitude for the week and will be easier to remember. See the image below and go ahead and start learning all six Beats!

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#SelfieSwitch – Episode 5 #Motion

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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: The Greatest Commandment, Matthew 22:34-40

Main Point: God Made Me to Honor

This week we wrapped up our #SelfieSwitch series! Mitch and Ollie are ready for the skateboard competition – their best chance to earn the money needed to fix the machine and get switched back. Let’s find out what happens!

What a crazy finish! Violet came through and saved the day, helping pull off an amazing switch! As they were reflecting on all they had learned, Mitch and Ollie showed a new appreciation for each other. It seems that they will treat each other differently moving forward. They learned the importance of showing honor toward one another.

In our Bible passage today, we heard Jesus teach on honor. Some people asked him what the most important commandment was, and he eloquently and wisely described what it means to honor God and others.

As you’re leading your family and growing in Christ, it’s always helpful to keep in mind what Jesus considered most important – loving and honoring God and others. Make sure that your lives are reflecting that priority and talk with your family about ways you can continue to grow in that.


#SelfieSwitch – Episode 4 #Motion

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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 Forgives Miriam, Numbers 12:1-5, 9-13, 15

Main Point: God Made Me to Forgive

In our fourth week of #SelfieSwitch, we learned that God made us to forgive. We read in the Bible how Moses forgave Miriam and we watched to see if Mitch and Ollie could put their differences aside in order to try to get switched back to their actual bodies. See what happens in this week’s episode:

Mitch and Ollie finally started to work together – all in an effort to earn the money they need to get Violet the part needed to switch them back! In our lives, it’s very difficult to forgive someone who has hurt us and work together with people very different than us, but it’s a crucial part of being a Christian. Talk with your family this week about people they may need to forgive or with whom they may need to make a better effort to cooperate. And then take action!

And make sure to come back next week to see the exciting conclusion of #SelfieSwitch!


#SelfieSwitch – Episode 3 #Motion

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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 Helps the Girls at the Well, Exodus 2:15b-19

Main Point: God Made Me to Serve

As we wrapped up Love Week 2014, we learned that God made all of us to serve. We learned how Moses served a group of sisters by defending them and getting water for them. Even our friends Mitch and Ollie learned more about serving in Episode 3 of #SelfieSwitch.

Just because Love Week is over, it doesn’t mean your family’s opportunities to serve are. In fact, it’s even more important to serve throughout the year, not just during Love Week. So talk with your family about ways that you can serve. Maybe some of you begin volunteering at your Elevation campus. Or to learn about opportunities to serve our community outreach partners, visit http://elevationoutreach.com/