During All Aboard we’ll make discoveries and learn about the world around us and that God made everything – the sun, moon, stars, planets, clouds, rain, oceans, animals, flowers, you, me … everything!
Join us in helping your child learn Psalm 89:11 (NCV) and remember God made everything. Children can recite the verse each weekend to receive an additional train cars for their poster!
You (point up)
made (fist on top of fist)
the world (form a circle with arms over head)
and everything in it. (spread arms wide)
Psalm 89:11 (open hands like a book)
Use the smart phone or computer memory verse backgrounds and join us to help your family learn Psalm 89:11. Children can recite this verse each weekend to receive an additional train car for their All Aboard poster! Collect six train cars and bring the All Aboard poster back to Quest to receive a special prize!
We all have a powerful force at our disposal – the force to show others how valuable they are. The power lies in how you treat others. The world has one idea of how we should treat others but Jesus set a clear example for us.
God created kindness. No one is kinder than God: no one has ever done more to show us how valuable we are than God has done. He values us more than anyone else can. He sent Jesus, His Son, to SHOW us how valuable we are to Him. Jesus gave us the gold standard of kindness in Luke 6:31:
Do to others what you want them to do to you.
When we are kind to others, they notice – perhaps because kindness isn’t so common. It sets us apart and can lead to real changes in the hearts of others.
During The Force of Kindness we’re learning Luke 6:31 to help us remember how we should treat others because of the example Jesus set for us. Use the smart phone or computer memory verse backgrounds and join us to help your family learn Luke 6:31.
Series Memory Verse: Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them to do to you.”
Virtue: Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: Be kind to your family and friends.
Bible Story: Ruth and Naomi, Ruth 1-2
This week we began a brand new series called The Force of Kindness. This is a Hollywood Highlight Reel series for us, meaning we play clips from movies or TV shows and learn lessons from them. This series we will be watching clips from Star Wars: Clone Wars and learning about kindness.
We started off by watching a clip where Anakin was kind to his droid R2-D2. He set a good example for us by being kind to someone who was close to him. Sometimes, we can be kind to others but then mean to those closest to us. Ruth also set a good example for us in the Bible story we read. Even when it would’ve been easier for her to do otherwise, she was kind to her mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Have a family conversation about how often we are meanest to those we love the most. Ask for forgiveness where necessary and look for solutions to help each other be kind to family and friends. Come back next week for another exciting installation of The Force of Kindness!
Series Memory Verse: James 4:17, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”
Main Point: Stand up this summer.
Bible Story: Jesus in the Garden, Matthew 26:36-46
Today we recapped our Star Search series and got ready to head into summer. See the recap of Star Search here:
Just as Rosie learned to stand up for what was right by the end of the series, we can carry this lesson with us into the summer. When schedules and activities are different, it’s that much more important to keep conviction as a central part of our composition. Talk with your family about opportunities you’ll have this summer to continue to stand up for what’s right. Pray for God’s courage and strength to choose what is right. Come back next week for a brand new series in Motion called The Force of Kindness and if you’re away from church throughout the summer, stay connected through the Elevation app and this site!
Bible Story: David Review | 1 Samuel 18-20; 2 Samuel 6, 9
Main Point: God gives me good friends!
Memory Verse: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. | 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We’ve had so much fun learning to build great friendships from David and Jonathan’s story of friendship in the Bible. God gives us great friends to enjoy life with and we can thank God for all the friends in our lives!
We’ve been learning about two friends in the Bible, Jonathan and David. We can build strong friendships by having fun together, comforting each other, and helping each other, just like Jonathan and David! We can thank God for our friends because He gives us good friends.
Each weekend children visit Quest during this five week series they can collect main point tools to add to their Building Together poster. These tools will help remind them God gives us friends to build up and encourage. Children can collect five tools and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.
Memory Verse – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus tools for their Building Together poster.
Therefore (point out)
encourage one another (two thumbs up)
and build each other up. (push palms up to sky)
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (open hands like a book)
Knowing this verse helps children remember to encourage their friends! 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 David’s best friend? (Jonathan)
2 THINK: Did Jonathan help his friend David when he was in trouble? (Yes!)
3 FOLLOW: Who can we thank for giving us good friends? (God!)