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The Finders: Fools Gold – Week 7 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Main Point: I can put others first because Jesus put others first.
Bible Story: Jesus’ Crucifixion, John 18:12-20:23

When we last saw The Finders, Charlie had just discovered that Goldman was hiding out in a town called Pyrite Point and she and Hannah were headed there to track him down. Check out what happens in this week’s episode of The Finders: Fool’s Gold!

Uh-oh. Charlie and Hannah found Goldman but now he has them trapped in his lair.

All series we’ve been talking about humility, which is putting others first. Today we looked again at the ultimate example of humility, Jesus, and his ultimate example of humility – when he died on the cross for us. In fact, the Bible says there is no greater love than laying down your life for your friends, and that’s exactly what Jesus did for us.

As we talked about Jesus’ death and resurrection, that may have stirred up some questions with your child about what that means for us and how we ask Jesus to be our savior. If it did, we have a resource for your family called a Faith Starter Kit. Read more about it here and reach out to your eKidz director to get a copy of it.

Lastly, make sure you come back next week for the stunning conclusion of The Finders: Fool’s Gold!


Goody Goody Gumdrops – Week 6 #Quest

Bible Story: Jesus Chooses Helpers | Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 5:27-28
Main Point: I can help Jesus!
Memory Verse: Everyone who is (spread arms up and out) a child of God (point to others) has the power (show muscles one at a time) to win. (cheer) – 1 John 5:4 (ERV)

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Lesson Overview
While playing the Goody Goody Gumdrops game in Quest, we landed on Grandma Ginger’s spot on the board to visit her ginger bread house and hear another amazing Bible story!

This week at Grandma Ginger’s house we learned, “I can help Jesus!” from the story of Jesus choosing his disciples. Jesus was walking one day when he came to two men fishing in a boat. He told them to follow Him so He could teach them how to tell others about God. Then, Jesus and the two men saw two other men fishing. Jesus told the men to leave their boats and follow Him too! Later, Jesus saw a man named Matthew and asked him to follow Him as well. Jesus asked more and more people to follow him and soon Jesus had 12 helpers, called disciples. They told others all about God’s love! Just like Jesus’ helpers, we can tell others about God’s love for us!

My Goody Goody Gumdrops
Each weekend children visit the Goody Goody Gumdrops game they can collect main point gumdrops to add to their Gumdrop Jar poster. These gumdrops will help remind us we WIN when we are a child of God! Children can collect 10 gumdrops and bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat.

Has your child filled up their Gumdrop Jar poster with 10 gumdrops? If so, your child can bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat! If not, your child can continue earning gumdrops by attending Quest, earning  bonus gumdrops in Quest, or by doing an eKidz at Home activity with you to earn a special colored gumdrop!

Families are invited to visit the Goody Gumdrop tree at any of our campuses to receive an eKidz at Home gumdrop. Parents should take these gumdrops and do the activity on the back with their child then help glue the gumdrop to their child’s poster.

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Memory Verse – 1 John 5:4
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 John 5:4. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus gumdrops for their Gumdrop Jar poster.

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (point to others)
has the power (show muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4 (ERV)

Knowing this verse helps us remember how we WIN when we believe in Jesus and obey Him! Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

  1. REMEMBER: Who were the people in our Bible story? (Jesus and 12 helpers)
  2. THINK: What did Jesus teach the 12 helpers to do? (To tell others about God’s love for them.)
  3. FOLLOW: Can you help Jesus by telling others how much God loves them? (Yes!)

The Finders: Fools Gold – Week 6 #Motion

Series Memory Verse: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Main Point: I can put others first by serving them.
Bible Story: Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet, John 13:1-17

The Finders continue to track their nemesis Goldman and Charlie has been working hard to get a headquarters built to help their pursuit. She and Hannah are about to visit it in Episode 6 of The Finders: Fool’s Gold!

Charlie and Hannah are headed to Pyrite Point to continue their pursuit of Goldman. Make sure to come back next week to see how the chase goes.

We saw in the episode how Charlie’s pride continues to cause her to push others away and rely solely on herself. It has blinded her to how much help she has around her. We were also introduced to Less, Charlie’s intern. Contrary to Charlie, Less is happy to serve those around him.

In eGroup we talked about how one way to show humility and put others first is to serve them. Jesus set the ultimate example for us in how he served. In one particular instance that we looked at, he served his disciples by washing their feet. We are never more like Jesus than when we are humble enough to put others first and serve them. Talk with your family this week about ways that you can serve each other and those around you. Hold each other to following through and living a life of service.


Goody Goody Gumdrops – Week 5 #Quest

Bible Story: Jesus at the Temple | Luke 2:47-52
Main Point: I can grow like Jesus!
Memory Verse: Everyone who is (spread arms up and out) a child of God (point to others) has the power (show muscles one at a time) to win. (cheer) – 1 John 5:4 (ERV)

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Lesson Overview
We had a sweet time in Quest playing the Goody Goody Gumdrops board game! When we reached our favorite spot on the board, Grandma Ginger’s house, we knock, knock, knocked on the door so Grandma Ginger could share a Bible story with us!

This week at Grandma Ginger’s house we learned “I can grow like Jesus!” from the story of Jesus’ childhood. While Jesus and his parents were visiting Jerusalem for a special holiday, they went to the temple to worship God by praying and singing songs with all of their friends. After seven days, everyone started to walk home. After walking all day, Jesus’ mom and dad realized Jesus was not with them! They went back to Jerusalem and looked for Jesus everywhere. After three days, they went to look in the temple – and found Jesus! He was talking to the temple leaders and learning about God, his Father. Just like Jesus grew by learning more about God, we can grow and learn more about God by going to church, praying, and worshipping God!

My Goody Goody Gumdrops
Each weekend children visit the Goody Goody Gumdrops game they can collect main point gumdrops to add to their Gumdrop Jar poster. These gumdrops will help remind us we WIN when we are a child of God! Children can collect 10 gumdrops and bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat.

Children can also earn bonus gumdrops during this series. Families are invited to visit the Goody Gumdrop tree at any of our campuses to receive an eKidz at Home gumdrop. Parents should take these gumdrops and do the activity on the back with their child then help glue the gumdrop to their child’s poster.

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Memory Verse – 1 John 5:4
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 John 5:4. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus gumdrops for their Gumdrop Jar poster.

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (point to others)
has the power (show muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4 (ERV)

Knowing this verse helps us remember how we WIN when we believe in Jesus and obey Him! Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

  1. REMEMBER: Who was the boy in our Bible story? (Jesus)
  2. THINK: Where did Jesus’ family find Him after searching for three days? (in the temple)
  3. FOLLOW: Can you spend time at church learning about God, like Jesus? (Yes!)

The Finders: Fools Gold – Week 5 #Motion

Series Memory Verse: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Main Point: I can put others first by giving what I have.
Bible Story: John’s Advice, I John 3:17-18

The Finders are back in action. Charlie has gone from the quiet and reserved genius behind The Finders to somewhat of an international super-genius. Check it out in episode five of The Finders: Fool’s Gold!

Charlie’s fame has caused some prideful behavior and Hannah seems worried about it. Throughout the Bible, we are warned about pride and encouraged to pursue Godly humility. Our Scripture passage this week talks about one way to show humility – by giving what we have. There’s a certain pride that comes from keeping things to ourselves, but when we have something (whether that’s material items or things like encouragement, prayer, etc), we should put others first by giving.

Talk with your family this week about what things you have that you could bless others with and put steps in place to make sure you take those actions. And come back next week to find out more about Finders headquarters and see what happens next in Fool’s Gold!