PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true.
Bible Story: Golden Calf | Exodus 32:1-35
Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.
In Exodus 32:1–35 we find the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai. Instead of obeying God and waiting for Moses to come down off the mountain, the entire nation of Israel grew impatient. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. Their lack of patience had some severe consequences.
When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true. It’s easier to wait when you remember all the times God has helped you before. You can trust Him, knowing that He’ll help you wait.
The Bring It! Challenge
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 Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!