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Quest :: Week of September 30

Monthly Focus: Who is always with you? (God is always with you.)
Bible Story: Jericho ● Joshua 6:1-20
Main Point: When God is with me, I can be wise.
Memory Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV 

We can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. It’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do. Because God is always with us, we can be super!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Joshua.

Marching and blowing horns seemed like a strange way to take down a city, but Joshua was wise enough to know that God’s way was best, no matter how strange it might sound. Because God is always with us, He can make us wise, too! 


Motion :: Week of September 30


Main Point: God says I can!
Bible Story: Elijah: The Rainmaker | Luke 22 & Acts 2

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

eKidz_RABO_EP4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

During eGroup we got in the ring with discouragement as Elijah showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we can’t.

Elijah struggled with discouragement. He had lost hope in himself and his ability to do what God wanted him to do. But when Elijah cried out to God, God reminded Elijah that He would give Elijah everything Elijah needed to fulfill his calling. When he started to doubt he could do anything right, God told Elijah he could do it, and God says we can do what we need to do, too!

BEGINNING NEXT WEEK IN MOTION!

Next week we start an adventure with Zack and Alex from the Finders who uncover the secrets of a mysterious arcade machine and get pulled into a new world filled with action, adventure, and danger. We’ll learn how to have courage in different situations we face and what it looks like to take the first step, even when something is difficult.

Check out the series promo video!

The Aetherlight: A Finders Adventure | Promo Video from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Not only do we begin a new series, but trading cards are back, and some special prizes kids can begin to earn next week. Encourage your kids to bring their Bibles and see you in church!

 

 


Safari :: Week of September 23

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is always with you.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Battle of Jericho | Joshua 6:1-20

This week we did a craft activity to remind us that God is always with us.

Point to the back of your toddler’s newsletter and say, “Who did God tell to march seven times around the city wall of Jericho?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Joshua and his army.” Say, “That’s right! So, that’s what Joshua did. He led the army around the wall seven times, and then the army yelled. And you know what? The city wall fell down! Isn’t that amazing? God was always with Joshua when He helped Joshua knock down the wall in the Battle of Jericho.”

Say, “God wants you to do what He says, just like Joshua did. God will always be with you! Who is always with you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is always with me!”


Quest :: Week of September 23

Monthly Focus: Who is always with you? (God is always with you.)
Bible Story: Rahab and the Spies ● Joshua 2:1-22; 6:1-25
Main Point: When God is with me, I can be courageous.
Memory Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV 

We can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. It’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do. Because God is always with us, we can be super!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Rahab.

 

What Rahab did took SO much courage. And because she showed courage, Rahab and her family were the only ones saved when the Israelites destroyed Jericho. We can have courage, too, when we remember that God is always with us!

September Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we don’t need to be afraid. We can be strong and courageous because God is always with us!

Children can recite the verse every week in September to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

Be strong (cross left arm over chest)
and courageous. (cross both arms over chest)
Do not be afraid (roll arms then karate chop)
for the Lord (point left finger up)
your God (point both fingers up)
goes with you.” (fists on hips)
Deuteronomy 31:6 (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of September 23


Main Point: God says I’m forgiven.
Bible Story: Peter: The Rock | Luke 22 & Acts 2

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

RABO_LG_WK3_Ep3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

During eGroup we got in the ring with fear as Peter showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we aren’t good enough.

Peter struggled with feeling condemnation – the feeling that he wasn’t good enough because of the things he thought and did. But Jesus showed Peter that His forgiveness was greater than any of the wrong things Peter did. Even though Peter made a mistake and chose not to stand by Jesus when Jesus was suffering, Jesus forgave Peter and used Peter to do great things in the early Church!

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 Rise Above, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND any one of our series verses in their Bible and RECITE it from memory!