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Motion Large Group Week of April 28

Road Trip

Virtue: Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, think twice.
Bible Story: Esau’s Impatience
Bible Passage: Genesis 25:24-34
Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14, NIV

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our series called Road Trip, where we’re learning that, just like any fun car ride, the real prize may be the journey getting there, not the destination itself. That’s why it’s so important for us to learn about patience and how we trust God, even when it may take awhile to get where we’re going. But what is patience? Let’s take a look at the screen and find out!
Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.

Throughout this month, we’ve learned that God has a plan and that God is always in control. But what does it look like when we run out of patience? What if we feel like we can’t wait? In today’s Bible story, we’re going to hear about what happened to someone who made the mistake of not thinking twice before he made a decision when he was impatient. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions Intro

“Esau made a decision that came from his impatience instead of a place of patience. His story is a good warning that when we think we cannot wait for something, it’s worth it to take a step back, and think twice.

Now, it’s time for us to answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we just watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

First question: What mistake did Esau make? How would you have handled the situation if you were in his place? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Next question: Have you ever made a bad decision while you were impatient? If you could go back and change your decision, how might things be different? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Last question: Imagine you have a friend who is about to make an impulsive decision or a decision based on their immediate feelings, like purchasing a video game with the last of their money, or about to say something rude to a teacher or parent. What would you say to your friend to help them make a better decision?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Wow, you really had some great answers today, Motion! Great job! Now, it’s time for us to stand to our feet…

(motion for kids to stand up)

…and thank God for always being there for us whenever we need Him. We’re going to sing, clap our hands, and dance as we sing Alive!”

Worship Song – Alive

Worship Song – Brighter

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)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

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]

Let’s review.

[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 the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

FIND Psalm 27:14 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:14, from memory.

SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Now Motion, today is going to be your last chance to say this month’s memory verse and virtue, since next week we’re beginning a brand news series. Make sure you use this time well and earn credit for all the hard work you’ve done this month. Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Up In The Air Promo Intro

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! You’ve done a great job during our April series Road Trip, but next week we’re going on a brand new adventure where we’re following Maya, a young kid who’s got a gift for flying drones and taking risks. Check out the screen for a first look at our new series, Up In The Air!”

Up In The Air Promo

Game Setup – Virtual Road Trip

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! I’ve realized that during our series Road Trip, we haven’t actually gone anywhere! I mean, sure, we’ve played games and seen some landmarks, but I think it’s time for us to take a virtual road trip while we play road trip bingo.

I’m going to give every kid their own road trip bingo board that has items on it like road signs, stop lights, construction zones, or other objects you may find on a road. Your job is to watch the video very carefully and close the tabs on your bingo board when you see something you have an open space for. For example, if I see a moving truck, I’m gong to close the moving truck shutter on my bingo board. Once you get five shutters in a row closed, yell out, ‘Bingo!’ and I’ll check your board. Now make sure you think twice about what you see and whether or not you actually have Bingo! If you yell out Bingo and you don’t have the correct shutters shown, you’ll have to sit out until the next round begins!

Ok! Let’s hand out our bingo boards and get ready to go on a, ‘Virtual Road Trip!’”

Game – Virtual Road Trip

Dismissal Movie Intro

“Great job today, Motion! I just wanted to let you know that even though our game is over, I’m going to send you all home with the bingo boards you just played with! That way, you can keep it in your car and play the next time you take a real road trip!

Your parents will be here in just a minute, but before they get here, let’s take one more look at how we can show patience. Check out the screen.”

Dismissal Movie