Main Point: God says I’m forgiven.
Bible Story: Peter | The Rock | Luke 22 & Acts 2
“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” – 1 John 4:4 (NLT)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9 (NIV)
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)
Welcome / Video Intro
“Hello Motion and welcome to our series Rise Above! This month we’ll be learning what it takes to rise above the negative voices you hear. Last week we were introduced to Daniel, a young man who is trying to remember God’s promises while facing down one of the toughest bullies at school.
This week Daniel has a new challenge to face as he confronts the negative voices from another bully. What’s going to happen? Let’s find out! Check out the screen!”
Rise Above Episode 3
“No matter we’ve done or what we will do, if we ask Jesus into our hearts, He will forgive us of the wrong things we’ve done. Even when we make bad decisions like Peter did in today’s Bible story, we know that God will forgive us.
Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and how God has called us, just like He called Peter. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!
(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)
First question: Why did Daniel need to ask forgiveness from his father? Why did Daniel think his father would be mad at him? Discuss that now.
(give kids one minute to answer the question)
Second question: When was the last time you had to ask for forgiveness? Discuss that now.
(give kids two minutes to answer the question)
Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: We ask God for forgiveness, but God also wants US to forgive OTHERS. Who do you need to forgive this week? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”
(give kids two minutes to answer the question)
“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. One of the ways that we can Rise Above the negative voices we hear is to sing worship songs and remind ourselves of the great things God has done. Stand to your feet as we sing, ‘Unstoppable God!’”
Worship Song – Unstoppable God
Worship Song – Dance
Dismissal To eGroups
“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”
(dismiss kids back to eGroups)
“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!
If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.
(refer to the screen)
This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.
[VIP Slide – Lanyard]
When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.
[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]
Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!
[VIP Slide – Gift]
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.
If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“Now Motion, it’s time for our Bring It! Challenge!
During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following things to receive a prize:
- FIND one of our memory verses in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader
2. RECITE one of the memory verses in the series.
Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, and RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader. Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s work on that now!”
Bring It! Challenge
Aetherlight Promo Intro
“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Everyone find their seat because I have a very special announcement that you won’t want to miss!
(make sure kids are seated and quiet)
Motion, in two weeks, the Finders are back, but this brand new series is unlike we’ve ever seen before. We’re going to follow two of our Finders, Alex and Zack, as they explore a dangerous new world filled with mystery, adventure, and excitement. Let’s take a look at our newest series beginning in two weeks. Check out the screen.”
Game Setup – King of the Ring
“Motion, that looks amazing! It looks like our Finders characters are going to go inside the video game world! I know I’m absolutely going to be here in two weeks, when the series begins, and I want to see all of you here, too!
In just a few moments, your parents will be ere to pick you up, but before they do, it’s the for us to play today’s game!
Today’s game is all about coordination and precision, two things that are very important to every boxer. In this game you and your Game Group will try to keep a ball bouncing through the air passing it from one person to the next and not letting it touch the ground. If your Game Group lets the ball fall and hit the ground, your Game Group is out and will have to have a seat until the next round.
Sounds simple, right? WRONG! Every round I’ll make it difficult by telling you how you have to hit the ball. It could either be with a closed fist, your elbow, your head, your foot, only your left hand, or whatever crazy way I can come up with.
Every one form a circle with your Game Group and let’s get ready to play King of the Ring!”
Game – King of the Ring