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Star Search – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: James 4:17, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”
Main Point: Get in the habit of standing up for what’s right.
Bible Story: Daniel and the Lion’s Den, Daniel 6

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Check out the fourth episode of our Star Search series!

The competition has come and we have a winner – Tyson! Ultimately, however, Rosie realized that she had to choose to stand up for what was right and she returned Tyson’s sword to him. She didn’t win the competition but found a new confidence and sense of conviction.

Throughout this experience, Rosie struggled with standing up for what was right, though her friend Tyson gave her a wise example. He was able to stand for right because he was in the habit of doing so and it’s the same in our lives. We need to make sure our habits are reinforcing right behavior. Talk with your family about how you can get or stay in the habit of standing up for what’s right. Come back next week as we wrap up Star Search and kick off summer! 


Wonder! Clubhouse Building Together – Week 3 #Quest

Bible Story: David Helps Mephibosheth  | 1 Samuel 20:14-17, 2 Samuel 9:1-13
Main Point: God gives me good friends so we can help each other!
Memory Verse: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. | 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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Lesson Overview
God gave us a very precious gift when He gave us the gift of friendship and David and Jonathan’s story is one of the greatest friendship stories every told! It teaches us what friendship is all about and that our lives are better when we build them together with our friends!

We heard a story from our neighbor, Justin, about how Jonathan helped David run away from mean King Saul. Because Jonathan helped David, David told Jonathan he would take care of his family for the rest of his life! After many years, David became king, and after Jonathan died, David remembered his promise to take care of Jonathan’s family. He sent someone to find Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son. David helped his friend Jonathan by taking care os his son! And just like David helped his friend, God gives us friends to help, too!

Building Together
Each weekend children visit Quest during this five week series they can collect main point tools to add to their Building Together poster. These tools will help remind them God gives us friends to build up and encourage. Children can collect five tools and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.

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Memory Verse – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus tools for their Building Together poster.

Therefore (point out)
encourage one another (two thumbs up)
and build each other up. (push palms up to sky)
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (open hands like a book)

Knowing this verse helps children remember to encourage their friends! Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

1 REMEMBER: Who was Jonathan’s son? (Mephibosheth)
2 THINK: How did David help Jonathan’s son? (David gave him a house and a place at his dinner table.)
3 FOLLOW: How can we follow David’s example? (We can help each other!)


Star Search – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: James 4:17, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”
Main Point: When you stand for what’s right, you can stand up for others.
Bible Story: Daniel Interprets a Dream, Daniel 2

This was the third week of our Star Search series, check out what happened here:

Rosie is becoming friends with Tiffany and her group. Initially they just challenged her to change her look, but now they’re causing her to act in ways contradictory to what she believes – being unkind to others, covering up wrongs, and even stealing.

In particular, Tiffany treated Ethan unkindly. Tyson stood up for Ethan but Rosie was sort of stuck in the middle, unsure what to do. It’s important to stand up for others, especially those who can’t stand up for themselves. That’s a big part of conviction.

Talk with your family about instances you have stood up for others or had the opportunity to. Encourage each other to have the courage to stand up for others. And come back next week to see what happens next in Star Search


Wonder! Clubhouse Building Together – Week 2 #Quest

Bible Story: David and Jonathan Say Goodbye | 1 Samuel 20:3-42
Main Point: God gives me good friends to comfort me.
Memory Verse: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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Lesson Overview
Friends do lots of fun things together. We eat together and play together. Friends take care of one another, help one another, and praise God together, too! God gave us a very precious gift when He gave us the gift of friendship.

David and Jonathan’s story is one of the greatest friendship stories every told and teaches us all what friendship is all about. When we have friends with whom we can do life, we are better together!

We heard a story from our neighbor, Carrie, about two good friends named David and Jonathan. Jonathan found out King Saul wanted to hurt his friend David, so Jonathan told David he should leave. Even though they were both sad, they promised to be friends with each other forever! Just like Jonathan comforted David when he left, God gives us friends to comfort us!

Building Together
Each weekend children visit Quest they can collect main point tools to add to their Building Together poster. These tools will help remind them God gives us friends to build up and encourage. Children can collect five tools and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.

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Memory Verse – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus tools for their Building Together poster.

Therefore (point out)
encourage one another (two thumbs up)
and build each other up. (push palms up to sky)
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (open hands like a book)

Knowing this verse helps children remember to encourage their friends! Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

1 REMEMBER: Who were the friends in our Bible story? (David and Jonathan)
2 THINK: What promise did Jonathan make to David to comfort him? (To stay best friends!)
3 FOLLOW: Can we follow Jonathan’s example by comforting our friends when they are sad? (Yes!)


Star Search – Week 2 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: James 4:17, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”
Main Point: You can stand for what’s right, even when it’s not popular.
Bible Story: The Fiery Furnace, Daniel 3

We headed into the second week of our Star Search series, where Rosie from The Finders is struggling to know where to take a stand for what’s right. Check out episode two here:

Rosie is developing a friendship with Tiffany and her squad, but it seems that a different look isn’t all that Tiffany wants from Rosie. Some of their behavior is starting to conflict with things that Rosie previously believed. Rosie, in an effort to increase her popularity with Tiffany, is struggling with compromising her beliefs.

Popularity is a tricky thing. It can feel very attractive but the pursuit of it is also powerful enough to cause you to do things you never would have considered before. God, however, calls us to stand for what’s right even if it’s not popular. We saw a great example of this in the book of Daniel, where Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego chose not to bow down to the statue of King Nebuchadnezzar, even though it almost cost them their lives. Talk with your family about peer pressures that you feel. Encourage each other to continue standing for what’s right and pray for God’s strength as you choose to do so.

Come back next week to see the next installment of Star Search