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Motion :: Week of October 27

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t miss out on what you have now.
Bible Story: Israelites Long for Egypt | Exodus 16:2-21; 17:1-7

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27,  King Ahab finds a plot of land he wants more than anything, but there’s a problem. Naboth owns the land, and this land has been in his family for generations. King Ahab and his wife Queen Jezebel go to extreme lengths to take that land for themselves and in the end, King Ahab is miserable.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Don’t miss out on what you have now. Many kids have probably experienced this bottom line first hand. Yet, that doesn’t stop them the next time they find themselves working out whatever scheme they can to get something new that they’ve seen at a friend’s house or at school. We want kids to be aware that this happens and trust God to help them find contentment in what He’s already given to them.

At dinner tonight, share one thing you’re grateful for from that day. Then, talk about how being grateful for what you have now changes your perspective.


Motion :: Week of October 20

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: Wanting what others have can make you miserable.
Bible Story: King Ahab and Naboth’s Vineyard | 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27,  King Ahab finds a plot of land he wants more than anything, but there’s a problem. Naboth owns the land, and this land has been in his family for generations. King Ahab and his wife Queen Jezebel go to extreme lengths to take that land for themselves and in the end, King Ahab is miserable.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Wanting what others have can make you miserable. Many kids have probably experienced this bottom line first hand. Yet, that doesn’t stop them the next time they find themselves working out whatever scheme they can to get something new that they’ve seen at a friend’s house or at school. We want kids to be aware that this happens and trust God to help them find contentment in what He’s already given to them.

At dinner tonight, pray together and ask God to give you the ability to be content no matter what happens.

Motion :: Week of October 13

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: Stuff can’t keep you happy.
Bible Story: Don’t Be Controlled By Money | Hebrews 13:5

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In Hebrews 13:5, the writer of Hebrews wrote about contentment and warned the Hebrews not to love, or be controlled by, money. The writer reminds us that nothing we own can ever make us happy. Our focus should be on our relationship with God.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Stuff can’t keep you happy. Getting something new can be exciting, and even make you happy for some time. But as we know, that feeling of happiness doesn’t last forever because what we own was never meant to fulfill us. We hope that kids leave with the idea that only God can satisfy their needs and give them joy no matter what they do or don’t own.

At bedtime, read Hebrews 13:5. Pray that you will grow closer to God and not depend on the things you own to make you happy.


Motion :: Week of October 6

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: God can help you be okay no matter what.
Bible Story: Be Content | Philippians 4:11b-13

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In Philippians 4:11b-13, Paul wrote to the church at Philippi to help them understand more about what it means to follow Jesus. Paul shared how they can be content and even have joy regardless of their situation in life, which is something he had to learn from experience. We can all learn from his example and be content, even when we’re in a difficult situation.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God can help you be ok no matter what. We can’t promise kids that when they follow Jesus that everything in their life will work out just the way they want it to. However, we can promise them that even if life isn’t okay, God can help them be okay with their circumstances. We pray that no matter what kids are facing, they’ll learn to trust that God will give them what they need to get through it.

At bedtime, read Philippians 4:11-13. Pray for each other, that God would help you to be happy with what you have instead of spending lots of time and energy worrying about getting more.