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Spotlight – Week 4 #Motion

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HONOR: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
MAIN POINT: Honor God by giving Him credit.
BIBLE STORY: David Dances Before God | 2 Samuel 6:12-22a
MEMORY VERSE: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another more above yourselves.” Romans 12:10

People should not just be honored because of what they do; they should primarily be honored because of who they are. Stuff will lose value over time, but not people. At its core, honor is seeing people the way God sees people. We’re naturally wired to put ourselves first, but honor is the opposite of self-centeredness. It is something that flows from your relationship with God. In a sense, one of the best ways we can HONOR God, is by honoring those who reflect the image of God.

In 2 Samuel 6:12-22a, David is so excited that they are bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem that he starts a party in the middle of the streets. He dances to God in front of all the people in Jerusalem. When his wife is upset with him, he defends his action as a way to honor God. David doesn’t care what people think, he wants to worship God.

We can honor God by giving Him credit. The secret to showing honor to others is to understand that it begins with honoring God and giving Him the credit for everything we have. We should make it a point to honor God with every aspect of our lives.


Safari :: Week of November 19

MONTHLY FOCUS: I Can Give Thanks
VERSE FOCUS: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers I Luke 17:11-19

God We Thank You [Song Activity]

This week we learned we need to be thankful just like the man in the Bible was thankful that Jesus made him better. We sang a song to thank God.

God We Thank You (to the tune “Are You Sleeping”)

God, we thank you. God, we thank you. Yes, we do! Yes, we do! God, we thank you. God, we thank you. Yes, we do! Yes, we do!


Hand in Hand – Week 3 #Quest

Bible Story: Elisha’s Room | 2 Kings 4:8-17
Main Point: I am thankful for people who give me what I need.
Memory Verse: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)

This month we’re helping children learn to say thank you for the people who help them. And there are a lot of people who help children!

Family, community helpers, people who give them what they need, and last but not least—friends. Children need help, tons and tons of help. And, we want them to grow up with eyes that see the people who help them, and a heart that says thanks.

In this week’s lesson, a woman helped Elisha by making a room for him to stay in when he visited. 

Even though Elisha spent a lot of time traveling and couldn’t always take everything he needed with him, God still provided for him! God sent people to help Elisha get things he needed, like food and water. Elisha was so thankful for people who helped him get what he needed, and we can be thankful for people who help us, too!

Quest Collectible
Each weekend children visit Wonder! Clubhouse they get collectible cards to add to their poster. Once your child collects six cards and brings their poster back to Quest they can receive a special prize! Make sure your child keeps their poster in a place they can see it every day to help them remember what we are learning in Quest and to spend time with Jesus.

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Memory Verse
Join us in helping your child learning Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)! Children can recite the verse every week in October to earn a special Memory Verse take home to put on their poster.

Always (spread arms wide)
give thanks (hand to chin)
to God. (point up)
Ephesians 5:20, NIV (open hands like a book)

This month we’re learning to be thankful for all the people who help us. Our verse tells us to give thanks to God. God gives us great helpers, so we should make sure He knows we are thankful for them and for His help, too! Practice this verse with your child so they can recite it to their eGroup Leader this weekend in Quest!


Spotlight – Week 3 #Motion

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HONOR: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
MAIN POINT: Honor others by keeping your promises.
BIBLE STORY: David and Mephibosheth | 1 Samuel 20:12-17, 2 Samuel 9
MEMORY VERSE: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another more above yourselves.” Romans 12:10

People should not just be honored because of what they do; they should primarily be honored because of who they are. Stuff will lose value over time, but not people. At its core, honor is seeing people the way God sees people. We’re naturally wired to put ourselves first, but honor is the opposite of self-centeredness. It is something that flows from your relationship with God. In a sense, one of the best ways we can HONOR God, is by honoring those who reflect the image of God.

In 2 Samuel 9:13, we see what happens when David decides to make good on the promise he made to Jonathan. David goes above and beyond to care for Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth. David not only gives him back all the land that belonged to Saul, but he also invites Mephibosheth to eat at the king’s table as one of his own sons.

Honor others by keeping your promises. Part of honoring others is keeping your word when you say you’ll do something. This not only builds trust, but also shows people you think they’re valuable. No one feels good when people let them down. Take time to go above and beyond to keep the promises you make to others.


Hand In Hand Family Activity

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During our Hand In Hand series we want children to see and appreciate all the things their parents, friends, and other people in their communities do for them.

This week write down who your family are thankful for and attach it to the Thankful Tree. Use the tree your child received in Quest or print a tree from home.

On sticky notes, pieces of paper, or leaf cutouts write the people you are thankful. Tape or glue the paper to your tree then thank God for these people who help you.