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Undercover Kindness – Week 2 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Bible Story: Ruth and Boaz, Ruth 1-2
Main Point: Be kind to your family and friends.

Our family and friends take great care of us and show us more kindness than anyone else. A lot of times we forget to show those closest to us kindness. It’s easy to take them for granted, but we should show them kindness in return. God wants us to treat others the way we want to be treated, and that means treating our family and friends with kindness.

This month we are partnering with our friends at Orange and using their series Undercover Kindness. This weekend your child learned the importance of being kind to their family and friends. Your child heard the story of Ruth and Boaz. It’s such an amazing story! Take time to read it again this week with your child. Use this month’s Motion Your Time Card to start a discussion with your family about kindness.

Prayer Time: Pray with your child and ask God to help each of you to be kind to your family and friends. Here is a prayer you can use to guide you in prayer time this week: “Dear God, please show us how to love our family and friends with kindness that honors You. Teach us how to show others they are valuable by how we treat them, especially as we choose to be kind to our families and friends. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

Kindness in Action: When you are kind to your family and friends, you show them how valuable they are and how you love them no matter what. God has called us to kindness. It’s one way we can be more like Him. Encourage your child to do one thing every day to show kindness to a family member and friend.

Kindness Cube

Kindness Cube: If your child has attended Motion during this series, he or she received a “Kindness Cube.” If you are checking things out from far away, any box will do. You can decorate an old shoe box or tissue box to act as your Kindness Cube. Throughout the month, as you see your family members committing acts of kindness, write them on a slip of paper and put them in the Kindness Cube. Then, at the end of the month, take some time to open the cube and review all of your family’s amazing stories of kindness.


Quest Cinemas Presents: Abraham’s Big Test – Week 1 #Quest

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Bible Story: Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-7, 22:1-19 | Abraham and Isaac
Main Point: I show faith every day when I trust and obey!
Memory Verse: “But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14

Lesson Overview
We joined our friends at Quest Cinemas for a Bible Adventure about Abraham and how we can trust God. We learned faith is choosing to trust, believe, and live God’s way, even when we can’t see Him or understand what’s going on around us. Join the adventure with us and help us answer the question, “How do you show faith?”


We are partnering with Lifechurch.tv and using their Abraham’s Big Test video curriculum.To learn more about LifeKIDS, visit http://lifekids.tv.

Quest Cinemas Movie Poster
Each weekend children visit Quest Cinemas they can collect another movie ticket for their movie poster. When children collect four movie tickets, they can bring their movie poster back to Quest to receive a prize from Flash at the Quest Cinemas Concession Stand!

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Memory Verse
Knowing Bible verses helps us remember we can show faith in God by trusting God and obeying Him in everything we do! Join us in helping your child learn Psalm 31:14:

I trust (fist on top of fist, extend hands out)
in you, Lord; (raise hands up)
I say, (extend hand from mouth)
“You are my God.” (repeat three times and shake fists in the air)
Psalm 31:14 (open hands like a book)

Children can recite this verse on MARCH 7/8 for a special prize!


Undercover Kindness – Week 1 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Bible Story: Jesus and the Children, Mark 10:13-16
Main Point: There’s always time to be kind.

This month we are partnering with our friends at Orange and using their series Undercover Kindness. It got off to a great start this week as we learned that there’s always time to be kind. We read how Jesus took the time to be kind to the children around him, even though he was very busy.

In our lives, it’s unfortunately true that kindness is often one of the first things to be discarded when we get busy. We can learn a lot from Jesus’ example of how he always took time to show kindness and compassion to those he encountered. Pastor Steven says that our greatest opportunities for ministry are often disguised as inconveniences.

Talk with your family about ways that you can remind yourselves to be kind to those around you and pray that God would give you his eyes to opportunities to share his love.

If your child attended Motion this past weekend, he or she received a “Kindness Cube.” Throughout the month, as you see people committing acts of kindness, write them on a slip of paper and put them in the Kindness Cube. Then, at the end of the month, take some time to open the cube and review all the amazing stories of kindness from the month.

Kindness Cube


The Adventures of Sam E. Sprocket: Power Protector – Week 5 #Quest

 
Bible Story: Mark 6:3-44 | Jesus Feeds 5,000
Main Point: I have the POWER to obey!
Memory Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

Lesson Overview
Sam E. Sprocket was able to guide the U.S.S. Starburst back home, but not before the ship’s purple fuel stars were depleted! Meep helped Sam E. and the children learn a special Bible story about our POWER to help to get the ship back on track and finally home!

Space Map
During this series, children followed Sam E. Sprocket and his space adventure with their own space map!

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Each weekend children can collect fuel stars for their space map as we help Sam E. journey back to Earth. This weekend children collected their fifth fuel star – the purple fuel star – while learning I have the POWER to help!

Miss any of Sam E. Sprocket’s space adventures? Print the fuel stars below and help your child glue it to their space map! 

Green Fuel Star (January 3/4) 
Red Fuel Star (January 11/12) 
Pink Fuel Star (January 17/18)
Blue Fuel Star (January 24/25)


The Power of Same – Week 5 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Bible Story: The Big Picnic, Mark 6:3-44
Main Point: I can love Jesus by being healthy.

This week we wrapped up our series The Power of Same. See the final installment here:

During this series, we’ve looked at lots of ways to love God, all stemming from the verse Mark 12:30. This week we focused on loving God with “all our strength” and talked about how healthy habits honor God.

Talk with your family this week about your health habits – specifically around eating and exercising. What are some steps you can take to improve in this area? For some ideas, visit beginagainchallenge.com and look under the “Resources” tab.