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Motion :: Week of October 15

Courage: Taking the first step, even when something is difficult.
Series Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Main Point: I can show courage when I’m doing something for the first time.
Bible Story: 
Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream  Daniel 2

Every day we have a choice: to stand up and be courageous or to step back into the crowd. But this choice is not always as easy as we might think. The strength to take the first step toward doing the right thing can be difficult to find.

In this series, we’ll join Alex in the land of Aethasia, a place where courage is born and heroes are made. We’ll study the Bible hero, Daniel, who exemplifies what it means to show courage in the face of adversity, and we’ll help kids see their own opportunities to be courageous every day.

The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure | Episode 2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This week read Daniel 2 with your family. Daniel had never been asked to interpret a dream before, much less guess what someone else had dreamed! But when Daniel begged God for help, God showed Daniel exactly what the king and dreamed and helped Daniel understand what it meant. It still would’ve been hard to believe he could do something crazy that he’d never tried before, especially knowing his life was on the line, but God gave Daniel the courage to do it anyway.

It’s never easy to do something new for the first time. Not knowing if you’ll like it and wondering what you’ll do if you don’t like it can be scary! But God can help us show courage when we do something for the first time. Courage is all about taking the first step, so when you choose to try something for the first time, you’re already showing courage!


Motion :: Week of October 7

Courage: Taking the first step, even when something is difficult.
Series Memory Verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Main Point: I can show courage when I’m in a new place.
Bible Story: 
Daniel Training in Babylon Daniel 1

Every day we have a choice: to stand up and be courageous or to step back into the crowd. But this choice is not always as easy as we might think. The strength to take the first step toward doing the right thing can be difficult to find.

In this series, we’ll join Alex in the land of Aethasia, a place where courage is born and heroes are made. We’ll study the Bible hero, Daniel, who exemplifies what it means to show courage in the face of adversity, and we’ll help kids see their own opportunities to be courageous every day.

This week read Daniel 1 with your family. Daniel was in a new place with new people, and it would’ve been easier for him and his friends to eat like everyone else rather than disagree and stand out. But Daniel had the courage to do things God’s way instead of doing what was easy just to fit in. God rewarded Daniel’s courage by helping him and his friends become healthier and wiser than any of the other young men they trained with.

Just like Daniel, you can show courage in new places, too! Being in a new place or any unfamiliar situation can be scary. The easy thing to do would be to avoid new places altogether, or to do whatever it takes to blend in if you have to go somewhere new. But these cards gave us some great ideas how we can take the first step to show courage. Even when it’s difficult, we can take the first step to show courage we’re in a new place!


Motion :: Week of September 30


Main Point: God says I can!
Bible Story: Elijah: The Rainmaker | Luke 22 & Acts 2

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

eKidz_RABO_EP4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

During eGroup we got in the ring with discouragement as Elijah showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we can’t.

Elijah struggled with discouragement. He had lost hope in himself and his ability to do what God wanted him to do. But when Elijah cried out to God, God reminded Elijah that He would give Elijah everything Elijah needed to fulfill his calling. When he started to doubt he could do anything right, God told Elijah he could do it, and God says we can do what we need to do, too!

BEGINNING NEXT WEEK IN MOTION!

Next week we start an adventure with Zack and Alex from the Finders who uncover the secrets of a mysterious arcade machine and get pulled into a new world filled with action, adventure, and danger. We’ll learn how to have courage in different situations we face and what it looks like to take the first step, even when something is difficult.

Check out the series promo video!

The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure | Promo Video from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Not only do we begin a new series, but trading cards are back, and some special prizes kids can begin to earn next week. Encourage your kids to bring their Bibles and see you in church!

 

 


Motion :: Week of September 23


Main Point: God says I’m forgiven.
Bible Story: Peter: The Rock | Luke 22 & Acts 2

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

RABO_LG_WK3_Ep3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

During eGroup we got in the ring with fear as Peter showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we aren’t good enough.

Peter struggled with feeling condemnation – the feeling that he wasn’t good enough because of the things he thought and did. But Jesus showed Peter that His forgiveness was greater than any of the wrong things Peter did. Even though Peter made a mistake and chose not to stand by Jesus when Jesus was suffering, Jesus forgave Peter and used Peter to do great things in the early Church!

The Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Rise Above, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND any one of our series verses in their Bible and RECITE it from memory!


Motion :: Week of September 16


Main Point: God says He’s got me.
Bible Story: Esther: The Queen | Esther 5-8

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

RABO_LG_WK2_Ep2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Daniel remembered God’s promise from Joshua 1:9 that says ‘be strong and courageous.’ When he remembered what God said, that gave him the courage to face the bully. 

During eGroup we got in the ring with fear as Esther showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we aren’t going to be okay.

Esther had every reason to feel fear. She could have feared Hamaan because of the way he was attacking her people. She surely feared the possibility of being killed for approaching the king. But when Esther faced fear, she had to choose to trust God to protect her. She had to believe that He would guide her to say and do the right thing to save her people, and God did! When she wasn’t sure she was going to be okay, Esther learned to trust that God had her situation under control.

The Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Rise Above, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND any one of our series verses in their Bible and RECITE it from memory!