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Motion :: Week of September 15

INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Helps the Poor | Nehemiah 5:1-12

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to.

In Nehemiah 5:1-12, we discover that while everyone was building the wall, an issue arose. Some of the Israelites were severely mistreating each other. Even though Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the wall, he stopped the building of the wall to confront the issue. He cared enough about the people to help them figure out a solution.

DirtyJobs_September_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need. When kids see people in need, we pray that they take initiative to help instead of thinking it is someone else’s problem. God can use them along with the trusted adults in their life to make an impact in the lives of others.

Sing a song about initiative with. Visit http://studio252.tv/fun2watch and click 252 Music to sing along!


Motion :: Week of September 8

INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Plans to Rebuild the WallNehemiah 2:11-18

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to.

In Nehemiah 2:11-18 we see that Nehemiah took initiative and set out to fix the wall. When no one else would step up, He went straight to King Artaxerxes and took action. And it’s that initiative that inspires the entire community to get involved.

DirtyJobs_September_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done. When kids see something that needs to be done, they might think that someone else will take care of it. But what would happen if our kids saw it was possible for them to be part of the job? We want kids to realize that when they see what needs to be done, God might be telling them they can be the one to do it. And if they can’t do it all on their own, they can ask someone they trust for help.

At bedtime, read Nehemiah 2:11-18. Brainstorm some things you’ve seen that need to be done that your family could do together. Then, pray that God would help your family follow through to meet those needs.


Motion :: Week of September 1

INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a (NIV)
Main Point: Be on the lookout for what needs to be done.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Hears About the WallNehemiah 1:1-2:9

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to.

In our first week, we start at the beginning of Nehemiah’s story in Nehemiah 1:1–2:9. We discover that Nehemiah was working for King Artaxerxes when his brother brought news from the exiles living in Judah. When he heard about the devastation in Jerusalem, Nehemiah was heartbroken. He recognized the huge need, but before he did anything he prayed. Nehemiah knew that whatever he would do, he’d need God’s help to accomplish it.

DirtyJobs_September_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Be on the lookout for what needs to be done. Before you can do what needs to be done, you have to see what needs to be done. We hope the story from Nehemiah inspires kids to be more aware of the needs around them. These don’t have to be huge either. Our homes and schools are filled with opportunities where we can show initiative, we just have to be open to seeing them.

At dinner tonight this week ask, “What is something you never seem to see that needs to be done?”