Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Celebrate what God has done.
Bible Story: A Psalm of Thanksgiving | Psalm 100:1-5
Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.
This weekend we focused on celebrating all that God has done for us.
God has done so many wonderful things for us and it’s important to celebrate all He’s done. That’s what gratitude is all about—letting someone know you see how they’ve helped you. We can celebrate and let God know we’re grateful He’s helped us by praising and thanking Him.
When something sad, upsetting, or disappointing happens, it can be hard to find a reason to celebrate anything. But if our focus is on gratitude, we can still find something to celebrate in almost any situation. Even when things feel tough, we can choose to focus on the good things God is doing and celebrate them.
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 reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!