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Motion :: Week of June 9

CONFIDENCE: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Series Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV
Main Point:  God can use you no matter what.
Bible Story: Gideon  | Judges 6-8

Amped is defined as being filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm. When we realize that Jesus came to give us the fullest life possible, we can live confidently in His love for us, and THAT is living an amped life! This June we’re getting amped to help our kids understand that, with God’s help, we can have the confidence to change the world!

In Judges 6–8, God called Gideon to lead the Israelites, but Gideon doubted God would really want him to help. Gideon was from the smallest tribe, the smallest family, and he was the smallest of his family! God wanted to use him anyway and eventually Gideon learned that God could use him no matter what!

Amped_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Gideon had no confidence. He NEVER expected God would choose him to lead an entire army to fight the big, bad Midianites. But God can do anything and He can use anybody. Big or small, young or old, God can use people to do amazing things. We can live confidently knowing that God can use us no matter what.

 


Motion :: Week of June 2

CONFIDENCE: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Series Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV
Main Point:  Jesus matters most.
Bible Story: Jesus is the Cornerstone  | Ephesians 2:20-22a

Amped is defined as being filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm. When we realize that Jesus came to give us the fullest life possible, we can live confidently in His love for us, and THAT is living an amped life! This June we’re getting amped to help our kids understand that, with God’s help, we can have the confidence to change the world!

We start the month with something that Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:20-21. He explains that we are held together by Jesus. When we build our life on Jesus, we have a strong foundation that will stand against whatever life might throw at us.

Amped_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Jesus matters most. Jesus came to bring us life to the full. We find confidence when we build our life on Him. We pray that kids will understand that living fully alive is best when they put their trust in Jesus.

 


Motion :: Week of May 26

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies lead to guilt; truth leads to peace.
Bible Story: Jacob and Esau | Genesis 27; 32-33

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

This week we watched the Up In The Air movie, all three episodes from the series combined into one, where we got to see how all of Maya’s decisions — both the honest and dishonest ones — affected her life. 

UITA_Episode4_Movie from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone whose lies kept him trapped in guilt for many years. As long as Jacob hid from his lies, his mind couldn’t get free from fear and guilt. Jacob couldn’t find peace until he told the truth about his lies and asked for forgiveness. Lies lead to guilt; truth leads to peace.

 


Motion :: Week of May 19

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies trap you; truth sets you free.
Bible Story: Sapphira and Ananias Lie to PeterActs 5:1-11

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Last week we were introduced to Maya, a teenage girl who’s got herself into a dishonest situation. Maya’s facing a difficult decision as she has to decide if she’s going to help Ripley, a dishonest kid who’s trying to cheat on an upcoming test. Will Maya be able to show honesty, or will she follow Ripley and help  him steal test answers at school? Find out in this week’s episode of Up In The Air!

UITA_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word about someone whose lies caused them to lose their own lives.

Ananais and his wife chose to sell their land, but instead of just admitting they wanted to keep some money for themselves, they lied and pretended they were giving it all to God. Their lie had a very serious consequence. We may not die the next time we tell a lie, but every lie traps you in some way; only truth can set you free.

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. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!


Motion :: Week of May 12

HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.”  Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies hurt others; truth helps others.
Bible Story: Hamaan’s Plot | Esther 3-7

Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.

Last week we were introduced to Maya, a teenage girl who’s got herself into a dishonest situation. Maya’s facing a difficult decision as she has to decide if she’s going to help Ripley, a dishonest kid who’s trying to cheat on an upcoming test. Will Maya be able to show honesty, or will she follow Ripley and help  him steal test answers at school? Find out in this week’s episode of Up In The Air!

UITA_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone whose lies almost destroyed an entire group of people.

Haman was angry Mordecai wouldn’t obey the decree to bow down to him, so he lied by making the king think the entire Jewish nation was filled with lawbreakers. If Esther hadn’t stopped him, the king would have let Haman kill all the Jews. Esther fought back by telling the king the truth. Her bold honesty saved her people.

Lies hurt us by making us weak, but they can also hurt others. When you choose to tell a lie or to keep a truth to yourself, it doesn’t just affect you; it can hurt other people, too. When you have to choose whether or not to be truthful, remember that lies hurt others, but truth helps others.

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. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.

Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!