Motion :: Week of February 15

Drama. Relationship drama. Gulp! But don’t worry! We’re learning how to deal with drama. Each week, we’ll see how Colossians 3:13-14 offers us a path to peace when drama tries to bring division into our friendships, “more-than-friends” relationships, and families.

This week, we tuned into the Loop Show and took a look at Colossians 3:13-14 to learn that loving others the way Jesus loves them means focusing our attention on them instead of ourselves.

The foundation of EVERY strong relationship — no matter what kind of relationship it is — is love. We have to choose to love others unselfishly. Most of the time, we naturally think of ourselves first. We worry about what other people think about us or how we look. We focus on ourselves. Loving others the way Jesus loves them means we stop worrying about the attention we’re getting and focus our attention on others. When we’re ready to put loving someone else ahead of our own preferences and feelings, we’re prepared to avoid relationship drama.

At bedtime this week, read Colossians 3:13-14 and pray together. Ask God to help your child learn to clothe themselves in God’s love so they’ll understand their true worth. Pray they’ll never look for attention or value in anyone other than their heavenly Father.

Curriculum from Life.Church

Quest :: Week of February 15

Jesus loves everyone, and He wants all of us to come aboard and be His friend forever. Throughout the Bible, we find stories about people Jesus loved who were considered unworthy. At some point, even our preschoolers will find themselves in the shoes of these “unworthy” people. But Jesus loves them no matter what, and that’s what we want them to know. We want to help them choose grace and love everyone the way Jesus loves them.

This weekend, we learned about the time when Jesus was kind to a woman who had made bad choices, while others were being mean to her. Watch this week’s video on the Parent Cue app with your child to help them remember that Jesus loves everyone!

During bedtime this week, cuddle and pray, “Dear God, thank You that Jesus loves everyone. He loves me and [child’s name] and [name family, friends, people in community, etc.]. Help us love everyone the way Jesus loves everyone. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


Safari :: Week of February 15

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we played a fun game to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Play this game with your toddler at home!

 

While you’re driving in the car this week, play “I Spy” with your toddler to help them remember that Jesus loves everyone! Say “I spy… ” and point out different people you see. After you point out each person, ask, “Does Jesus love them?,” and encourage your toddler to say, “Yes!”

Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested, choosing a different person each time. After the activity, say, “Remember, Jesus loves everyone! He loves you, me, and everyone we meet. We can love them just like Jesus does! Who does Jesus love?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”


Table Talk I Week of February 8

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations with your Quest and Motion children.

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend, we learned “Jesus loves us even when we do something wrong.” Zacchaeus didn’t have many friends because he cheated a lot of people out of their money. Jesus knew Zacchaeus had done wrong things, but He loved Zacchaeus anyway and treated him like a friend. We do wrong things, too, but we can trust that Jesus will never stop loving us, no matter what. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: Did Zacchaeus have a lot of friends? (no)
Question 2: Did Jesus know the wrong things Zacchaeus had done? (yes) Did Jesus love Zacchaeus anyway? (yes)
Question 3: Sometimes we do wrong things, too. Who will always love us, even when we do wrong things? (Jesus)

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend, we learned how to build friendships that last. Our friendships will never be perfect, but we can keep them strong by being ready to forgive others and by asking for forgiveness when we make mistakes. Check out this week’s curriculum recap here.

Question 1: Why do we need friends? Who are some of the friends you value most?
Question 2: When is it easy to forgive someone? When is it difficult to forgive? (You can also ask them what the differences are between when it’s easy and hard to help them think about WHY it’s sometimes easy or hard to forgive others.)
Question 3: Why do other people deserve our forgiveness? (God has already forgiven us unconditionally.)


Safari :: Week of February 8

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we sang a song to remind us that Jesus loves everyone. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

Jesus Loves Me (to the tune of “Happy Birthday”)

I know Jesus loves you. (point to friend)
I know Jesus loves me. (point to self)
I know Jesus loves everyone.
So let’s shout “hooray!”

Continue the activity, but sing your toddler’s name each time. Encourage your toddler to jump up and down when you sing his or her name.

I know Jesus loves (toddler’s name).
I know Jesus loves
(toddler’s name).

I know Jesus loves everyone.
So let’s shout “hooray!”

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. Say, “Great job singing! Remember, Jesus loves you, me, and everyone we meet. He loves everyone, and we can, too! We can love everyone, just like Jesus does. Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!