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Quest – Week of January 15 #Quest

Bible Story: Healing The Deaf Man | Mark 7:32-37
Main Point: Jesus is there when I need help.
Memory Verse: “You are everything I need.” Psalm 119:57 (NIrV)

Jesus is with us ALL THE TIME and He is all we need. He was there when the blind man needed Him. He was there when a man lowered from the roof by his friends on a mat needed Him. He was there to heal the deaf man and the lepers who needed Him. He was there to calm the storm when the disciples needed Him. Just like He was there when all these people needed Him in the past, He will be there when we need Him in the future. Jesus is all we need, and He’s with us ALL THE TIME.

In this week’s lesson, people bring a deaf man who can barely talk to Jesus and He heals him.

Imagine how frustrated the man would have been when he couldn’t hear or talk! That would have made it really tough for him to communicate with anyone. When Jesus helped the man by healing him, it changed his life! There is one Person who is always there to help, no matter what. Jesus is there when we need Him.

January Memory Verse
This month join us in helping your child learn Psalm 119:57 (NIrV). Children can recite the verse every week in January to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

You are (point up)
everything (spread arms wide)
I need. (thumbs to chest)
Psalm 119:57 (NIrV) (open hands like a book)

Jesus is with us all the time! Our verse this month tells us Jesus is everything we could ever need. We can trust Him and follow what He says because He is always there for us. Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At BathTime ask your child,“Do you have everything you need?”  Remind your child that our friend Jesus is always there when we need Him.
  • At PlayTime take turns tossing a ball into a basket. Let your child try with closed eyes. Talk about the blind man who needed Jesus’ help.
  • Parent Resource | Growing Knowledge: “The future of your children is not only linked to what they know, but to their desire to keep learning.”

Motion – Week of January 15 #Motion

KNOWLEDGE: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
MAIN POINT: Discovering what God says is the most important thing.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus at the Temple | Luke 2:41-52
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue finding the answers to life’s hidden secrets. He wants us to pursue knowing more, because He wants us to know Him more.

Jesus helps us know God better. As we dig deeper into the story of Jesus, we discover more about how God desires a relationship with us and invites us to help Him spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. To do that, we need to know God through Jesus. God is real, God made us, and He made all things.

We will spend the month of January taking a closer look at the way knowledge shows up throughout the Gospels.

We continue our look at knowledge in Luke 2:41-52 as we head to Jerusalem when Jesus was twelve years old. He had traveled to Jerusalem with his family for a festival. When Mary and Joseph began their journey home they realized Jesus wasn’t with them. They turned around and went all the way back to Jerusalem to find Jesus in the temple surrounded by priests and rabbis. Jesus recognized something very important. He knew that if He wanted to be a part of God’s story and know the secrets of the world around Him, He needed to be in a place where He could learn what His Father said.

What God says is the most important thing to know. We need to keep learning what God says through His words. Through reading the Bible, we can hear what God wants us to know about the best way to live and in the process discover how to have a forever relationship with Him.

January Bring It! Challenge

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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 Brain Games, by sharing their new knowledge with their eGroup leader, kids can earn fun prizes each week that will be fun and stretch their brain at the same time by:

  • showing Psalm 119:105 in their Bible.
  • reciting Psalm 119:105 from memory.
  • reciting the series virtue, Knowledge from memory. (Knowledge: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.)

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.

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At dinner, ASK: What’s something in your life you had to learn a lot about before you could do it well?
  • At bedtime, read Luke 2:41-52Pray together and ask God to help you desire to learn what He says.

The BEST Bible For Your Child

In eKidz, we want kids to LOVE reading their Bible! The Bible is living and active, full of promises to encourage and give us hope, and holds stories of God’s provision and faithfulness.

Each weekend we dig into the Bible to teach God’s Word in ways that are fun, engaging, and relevant to kids. We encourage our elementary kids to bring their Bibles to church to discover what God says, help them know Jesus more, and learn skills for reading the Bible on their own.

It can be hard to choose a Bible that’s just right for your child. When looking for a Bible for your child, consider these four questions:

1. What is the age and reading level of your child?*

Understanding your child’s reading and comprehension ability for their age level will help you select a Bible or storybook Bible that your child can both enjoy and understand.

Full-Text Bibles contain the complete 66 books of the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments. Typically these Bibles are in order of Genesis through Revelation. Storybook Bibles are designed for children ages four to eight and use full-color illustrations to teach basic stories and themes from the Bible.

2. What is the purpose for the Bible?*

When it comes to full-text Bibles, there are many options. Knowing how your child will use the Bible, such as for personal devotion, to follow along at church, or for Bible studies will help you choose a Bible with features that best match your child’s needs.

3. What is the translation your family is most familiar with?*

There are 24 biblical translations available. You can choose a translation that Elevation or your family already uses. If you would like something easier for your child to understand, you can select a translation that best fits your child’s reading comprehension level. Elevation Church uses the NIV translation.

4. How will my child learn to use their Bible?*

Once you have selected and purchased a Bible for your child, take time to introduce your child to the Bible and its features. Spend time reading a favorite Bible story or doing a devotional reading with your child to help them learn how to use their new Bible. The habit of Bible reading can begin in a child’s foundational years, and can start with their own special Bible.

Below are some Bibles we suggest. If you need help determining the best Bible for your child, ask the eKidz Director at your Elevation campus.

Bible Suggestions

*From Zondervan Christian Publishers. Visit Zondervan for more information and tips to choose the best Bible for your child.


January Parent Cue Cards

Parent Cue was created to help parents do family better. Use the monthly Parent Cue card to begin conversations with your child about what they are learning in church. Each week on the eKidz site find weekly information to continue conversations about Jesus at home.

QUEST (3 years – Kindergarten)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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MOTION (1st – 5th grade)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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Another great resource available at your fingertips is the Parent Cue App. The app sends weekly CUES that remind you to connect with your kids at home and on the go. You can even watch Bible story videos during your drive time using the app.


Safari – Week of January 7

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is there when I need Him.
VERSE FOCUS: “You are everything I need.” Psalm 119:57 (NIrV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm I Matthew 8:23-27

This month we are learning, “Jesus is there when I need Him.” We read the story of Jesus calming to storm in Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus was on a boat with His disciples when a storm came upon them. They were scared, but Jesus calmed the storm and kept them safe. Just like Jesus was there for the disciples on the boat during the storm, He is there for us. Jesus is all we need.

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We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus is there when we need Him. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:

  • What do you see in the picture? (Jesus on the boat.)
  • What did God teach us in the story of Jesus calming to storm? (Jesus is there when we needHim.)

    Say, “Just like Jesus was there to calm the storm, He is there for us when we need Him. He is everything we need.” Encourage your toddler to repeat after you, “Jesus is there when I need Him.”