Motion :: Week of February 22

Drama. Relationship drama. Gulp! But don’t worry! We’re learning how to deal with drama. Each week, we’ll see how Colossians 3:13-14 offers us a path to peace when drama tries to bring division into our friendships, “more-than-friends” relationships, and families.

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show and took a look at Colossians 3:13-14, to learn that we don’t get to choose our family, but we do get to choose how we respond to them when drama shows up.

God has placed each of us in our specific families for a purpose. We don’t get to choose our family, but we do get to choose how we respond to our family when drama shows up. We can choose to be patient. Colossians 3:13 tells us to “bear with each other.” This means that we offer grace and understanding, and that we’re ready to be patient with others when they upset us. 

We can choose to forgive. We all make mistakes, so we all need forgiveness. God forgives us when we ask, so we should forgive our families when they ask for it, too. We can choose to respond with love. Verse 14 tells us love is the key to unity in our relationships, so if we want our families to be unified and peaceful, we must choose to speak and act from a place of love.

At bedtime this week, read Colossians 3:13-14 and pray together. Ask God to help your child have a positive presence in their families. Pray for God’s love to strengthen them as they seek to create peace instead of drama.

Curriculum from Life.Church

Safari :: Week of February 22

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we made a craft to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Grab your toddler’s newsletter from this weekend to use in this activity to help them remember what they learned!

Say, “If you know Jesus loves (your parents, brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors, etc.), hold your paper in the air and say, “Jesus loves everyone!” Continue the activity using a different example each time.

After the activity, ask, “Great job! Remember, Jesus loves everyone, and we can, too! We can love others just like Jesus does. Who loves you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone.”


Quest :: Week of February 22

Jesus loves everyone, and He wants all of us to come aboard and be His friend forever. Throughout the Bible, we find stories about people Jesus loved who were considered unworthy. At some point, even our preschoolers will find themselves in the shoes of these “unworthy” people. But Jesus loves them no matter what, and that’s what we want them to know. We want to help them choose grace and love everyone the way Jesus loves them.

This weekend, we learned that Jesus tells us to love other people the same way He loves us. Watch this week’s video on the Parent Cue app with your child to help them remember that Jesus loves everyone!

During bathtime this week, add bath crayons or shaving cream. Tell your child to copy you as you draw with a crayon or trace with your finger into the shaving cream. Switch and copy your child. Talk about how Jesus wants us to love people the way He does. He wants us to follow Him!


Table Talk I Week of February 15

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations with your Quest and Motion children.

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend, we learned “Jesus is our friend even when no one else is.” Jesus knew all the wrong things the unloved woman had done. But when everyone else made fun of her and tried to punish her for the bad choices she’d made, Jesus chose forgiveness and became her friend. Even when we feel like no one else wants to be our friend, Jesus always will. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: Had the unloved woman made a lot of bad choices? (yes)
Question 2: Did Jesus decide not to be her friend because of her bad choices? (no)
Question 3: Have you ever felt lonely or like you didn’t have a friend to talk to? Who will always be your friend, no matter what? (Jesus)

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend, we learned about finding our value in who God says we are instead of seeking approval from others. We already have God’s full love and attention, so we don’t need to seek those from anyone else. Instead, we should focus on being the best friend we can be to others. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: What do you usually do when you want someone’s attention?
Question 2: Is it wrong to enjoy the attention others give us? (No, but it becomes a problem when you start relying on other people’s attention or approval to feel good about yourself.)
Question 3: Do you think you’re a good friend? Why or why not?


Motion :: Week of February 15

Drama. Relationship drama. Gulp! But don’t worry! We’re learning how to deal with drama. Each week, we’ll see how Colossians 3:13-14 offers us a path to peace when drama tries to bring division into our friendships, “more-than-friends” relationships, and families.

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show and took a look at Colossians 3:13-14 to learn that loving others the way Jesus loves them means focusing our attention on them instead of ourselves.

The foundation of EVERY strong relationship — no matter what kind of relationship it is — is love. We have to choose to love others unselfishly. Most of the time, we naturally think of ourselves first. We worry about what other people think about us or how we look. We focus on ourselves. Loving others the way Jesus loves them means we stop worrying about the attention we’re getting and focus our attention on others. When we’re ready to put loving someone else ahead of our own preferences and feelings, we’re prepared to avoid relationship drama.

At bedtime this week, read Colossians 3:13-14 and pray together. Ask God to help your child learn to clothe themselves in God’s love so they’ll understand their true worth. Pray they’ll never look for attention or value in anyone other than their heavenly Father.

Curriculum from Life.Church