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Motion :: Week of March 18

FORGIVENESS: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
MAIN POINT: Everyone needs to be forgiven, even me.
BIBLE STORY: Lost Son | Luke 15:11-24
MEMORY VERSE: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

God showed us just how much He cares about forgiveness when He made the ultimate sacrifice and sent Jesus to pay the price for our sin. While sin separates us from God, He offers grace and forgiveness as a gift for us to receive. We have been forgiven of so much, it’s only right that we turn to those in our lives and offer forgiveness to them in return.

This week we talked about all we miss out on when we don’t forgive.

Although the son returns ready to work off the money he took from his father, the father welcomes his lost son home, and even throws a giant party! But not everyone’s too happy about this. The older brother has obeyed dad all his life—without a single party to show for it. He’s sulking in the backyard until his dad shows up. And if big brother isn’t willing to let this whole thing go, he’ll miss out.

When you don’t forgive, you miss out. The same thing is true for us. When we don’t forgive we have the potential to miss out on all that could happen through that relationship. God can give us the strength we need to forgive. And when we do, we get to find out the amazing things that God can do when we decided to forgive.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner talk about some of the things you might miss out on if you don’t forgive.
  • At bedtime, read Luke 15:21-32. Pray together and ask God to help you let go of any anger you’re holding on to towards someone else.
  • Music Video – Forgiveness: We’ve got the power to forgive.

 

March Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Fix It Up, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Colossians 3:13 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Colossians 3:13 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, FORGIVENESS, from memory. (Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.)

Colossians 3:13, from Paul’s letter to the church at Colossi, reminds us not only that God forgave our sins, but also that we should forgive others instead of holding grudges against one another.


Motion :: Week of March 11

FORGIVENESS: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
MAIN POINT: Everyone needs to be forgiven, even me.
BIBLE STORY: Lost Son | Luke 15:11-24
MEMORY VERSE: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

God showed us just how much He cares about forgiveness when He made the ultimate sacrifice and sent Jesus to pay the price for our sin. While sin separates us from God, He offers grace and forgiveness as a gift for us to receive. We have been forgiven of so much, it’s only right that we turn to those in our lives and offer forgiveness to them in return.

This week we talked about how everyone (including us) needs a little forgiveness.

In Luke 15:11-24, Jesus talks about a kid who thinks he’s got it all together. He demands half of his dad’s money and takes off to spend it on himself. It’s only when the money is gone he realizes he’s made a HUGE mistake and needs forgiveness. He’s got just one hope: that his dad will let him come home and be a servant.

Everyone needs to be forgiven. Realizing one’s need for forgiveness is a huge step for anyone. But through Jesus’ story, we can realize that everyone needs forgiveness, even us.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: Who in your life do you need to forgive?
  • At bedtime, read Luke 15:11-24. Ask God to help you know where you need to ask for forgiveness.
  • What is forgiveness? Join everyone’s favorite Scottish Rapper, MC Haggis, as he shares his brilliant insights on forgiveness

 


March Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Fix It Up, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Colossians 3:13 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Colossians 3:13 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, FORGIVENESS, from memory. (Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.)

Colossians 3:13, from Paul’s letter to the church at Colossi, reminds us not only that God forgave our sins, but also that we should forgive others instead of holding grudges against one another.


Motion :: Week of March 4

FORGIVENESS: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
MAIN POINT: God forgives you.
BIBLE STORY: The Lost Sheep | Luke 15:1-7
MEMORY VERSE: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

God showed us just how much He cares about forgiveness when He made the ultimate sacrifice and sent Jesus to pay the price for our sin. While sin separates us from God, He offers grace and forgiveness as a gift for us to receive. We have been forgiven of so much, it’s only right that we turn to those in our lives and offer forgiveness to them in return.

We will spend the month of March taking a closer look at the way forgiveness shows up throughout a few of the parables Jesus told His followers.

God will go to great lengths to rescue His children. In Luke 15:1-7, Jesus told a story about a shepherd who risked the entire flock in order to find and rescue the one sheep who had run off. When we run off, God forgives us. God’s love for us rescues us from our sin.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: Who has had to forgive you the most? What do you usually need forgiveness for?
  • At bedtime, read Luke 15:1-7. Thank God for always forgiving you for your sins.
  • What is forgiveness?: Forgiveness is all about learning how to let go of what we’re holding on to.

 

March Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Fix It Up, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Colossians 3:13 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Colossians 3:13 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, FORGIVENESS, from memory. (Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.)

Colossians 3:13, from Paul’s letter to the church at Colossi, reminds us not only that God forgave our sins, but also that we should forgive others instead of holding grudges against one another.


Motion :: Week of February 25

LOVE: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
MAIN POINT: Love others because they matter to God.
BIBLE STORY: The Good SamaritanLuke 10:27-37
MEMORY VERSE: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV)

God is love. As we read through the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that reaches a dramatic and unmatchable climax when God sends His own Son to die for our sins to ensure we can spend eternity with Him. That ultimate act of perfect love changes everything. And when we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show them a glimpse into this perfect love God has for each and every one of us.

This week we talked about how we should love others because they matter to God.

252Story BehindTheScenes Wk4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When Jesus told the Pharisee’s, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” they shot back with another question: “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus went on to tell the story of the Good Samaritan. When faced with the decision to ignore an enemy or have compassion, the Samaritan chose to set aside His differences and show love.

We should love others because they matter to God. We won’t always get along with everyone we meet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t deserving of God’s love. Through this story, we pray we will see that all people matter to God, and we should show His love to everyone we meet.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: Take some time to talk about what it means to follow Jesus and love like He loved.
  • At bedtime, read Luke 10:25-37. Take a minute to brainstorm ways you can share love with people in your life who are hard to love. 
  • Discover Love: The Bible tells us one big story of how much God loves us.

 


Motion :: Week of February 18

LOVE: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
MAIN POINT: Comfort others who are hurting.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm | Mark 4:35-41
MEMORY VERSE: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV)

God is love. As we read through the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that reaches a dramatic and unmatchable climax when God sends His own Son to die for our sins to ensure we can spend eternity with Him. That ultimate act of perfect love changes everything. And when we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show them a glimpse into this perfect love God has for each and every one of us.

This week we learned what it means to love by giving to others.

In Mark 6:30-44 we see how Jesus’ care for others turned into one of His most amazing miracles. Jesus reached a point in His ministry when He was extremely popular. Everyone wanted to hear what He had to say about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, thousands of people showed up to hear Him speak. As it became later in the day, Jesus could have sent them all home to grab some dinner, instead He made the unthinkable happen. He turned five loaves of bread and two fish into a meal for more than 5,000 people.

We show love when we give to others who are in need. As we start to see others the way God sees them, we will become more aware of their needs. We have opportunities everyday to help others and meet their needs. This can be as simple as lending a pencil to a friend or offering to share part of our lunch. It’s amazing how when we start to show love to others when we
become aware of the needs around us.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: Take some time to talk about what it means to follow Jesus and love like He loved.
  • At bedtime, read Mark 6:30-44. Share with each other two or three people you know who have a need. Now brainstorm ways you can help fulfill those needs.
  • Dance Party: Who needs a little love? Everyone does! 

 

February Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Behind the Scenes, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING 1 John 4:10 in their Bible.
  • RECITING 1 John 4:10 from memory.
    • SAYING the series virtue, LOVE, from memory. (Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.