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FearBusters | Week 2 #Quest

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Bible Story: Jesus Stops a Storm | Matthew 8:23-27
Main Point: When I’m Scared, I Will Trust Jesus!
Memory Verse: “I prayed to the Lord and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

Lesson Overview
Using truth from God’s Word, Beaker and Agent Lou True have helped us BUST our fear of the dark and even helped our Monster friend BeBo bust his fear of the dark, too!

This weekend, our friend MiMi Monster was afraid of a thunderstorm. The rain, thunder and lightening made her so afraid! Agent Lou True helped MiMi Monster by reading a story from God’s Word, the Bible! He read about a time when Jesus and his friend were sailing on a boat together. After teaching all day, Jesus laid down for a nap in the boat. During his nap, the wind began to blow hard and the waves splashed so hard. Jesus’ friends woke him up to help save them from the storm, and Jesus calmed the wind and waters. After reading the Bible story, MiMi Monster learned she can trust Jesus when she’s afraid!

FearBusted Box
To help our FearBuster friends bust their fears, Quest children received a FearBusted Box to collect truths from God’s word to know what to do when they are scared. Each weekend children will collect another truth to put in their FearBusted Box!

In this week’s truth bag was a lightening bolt! Use the truth card to start a discussion with your child about their fears and to review the Bible story and main point.

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Ask, ’’When you’re scared, who can you trust?”

Memory Verse
Our memory verse during FearBusters teaches us that God can free us from all our fears.

I prayed (pretend to pray)
to the Lord (point up),
and He answered me. (cup hand to ear)
He freed me (wave arms and smile)
from all my fears. (make scared face)
Psalm 34:4 (hold up 4 fingers)

Each weekend children can recite the memory verse for a ROAR-some monster prize. Work with your child to learn this verse so they can remember God helps us BUST our fears!


Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 – Week 2 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 56:3-4a, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid.”
Bible Story: Noah and the Ark, Genesis 6-9
Main Point: I have the courage to change!

In our movie this week, we watched the Croods, a family of cavemen, overcome their fear of change and the unknown in order to survive cataclysmic events. We talked in our eGroups about how many times, we fear change as well. New schools, new friends, and other new environments or scenarios can be scary.

We turned to the Bible to help us see how to handle this fear and looked at the story of Noah. Much like the Croods, Noah and his family faced a cataclysmic event – a worldwide flood. Their entire world changed and was never the same. Rather than giving into fear, however, Noah trusted God, obeyed him, and as a result, he and his family were saved.

When we face change, whether it’s big or small, our best approach is to be like Noah. We need to put our faith in God, listen carefully to what he tells us to do, and obey what he says. And when we do, we invite God into our situation with us and his presence will get us through anything we face.


It Will Be Okay

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It will be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst

New York Times Best Selling Author and Elevator, Lysa TerKeurst, delivered an incredible message this past weekend at Elevation. The Best Yes is transforming our decision-making process.

What you may not know is Lysa also has a children’s book that released today. It will be Okay is a beautiful and kid-friendly telling of God’s faithfulness. We can all learn to trust God because he loves us and has a wonderful plan.

In celebration of the release, eKidz At Home wants to empower your family by offering you a chance to receive a free copy of It will be Okay.

The first ten to tweet @eKidzAtHome with the hashtag #itwillbeokay will receive a free copy.


FearBusters | Week 1 #Quest

 
Bible Story: Jesus Teaches on Prayer | Luke 11:1-13
Main Point: When I’m Scared, I Will Pray!
Memory Verse: “I prayed to the Lord and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

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Lesson Overview

Join our team of FearBusters who use truth from God’s Word to help them know what to do when they are scared. With the help of Beaker and FearBuster agent Lou True, we’ll learn how to BUST our fears and even help our monster friends bust their fears, too!

 
This weekend, our friend BeBo Monster was afraid during bedtime. When he closed his eyes, it got really dark and the dark made him really scared. Agent Lou True helped BeBo by reading a story from God’s Word, the Bible! He read about a time when Jesus taught his friends, the disciples, how to pray. Jesus taught his friends we can pray to God and ask Him for what we need. After reading the Bible story, BeBo Monster decided to pray to God and ask for help to not be scared of the dark!

FearBusted Box
To help our FearBuster friends bust their fears, Quest children received a FearBusted Box to collect truths from God’s word to know what to do when they are scared. Each weekend children will collect another truth to put in their FearBusted Box!

In this week’s truth bag was a finger light! Use the truth card to start a discussion with your child about their fears and to review the Bible story and main point.

Truth Card

Ask, ’’What do you do when you feel scared?”

Memory Verse
Our memory verse during FearBusters teaches us that God can free us from all our fears.

I prayed (pretend to pray)
to the Lord (point up),
and He answered me. (cup hand to ear)
He freed me (wave arms and smile)
from all my fears. (make scared face)
Psalm 34:4 (hold up 4 fingers)

Each weekend children can recite the memory verse for a ROAR-some monster prize. Start working with your child to learn this verse so they can remember God helps us BUST our fears!


Hollywood Highlight Reel 2 – Week 1 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Psalm 56:3-4a, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid.”
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – Daniel 3
Main Point: I have the courage to stand out!

This week we started a brand new series called Hollywood Highlight Reel 2! During this series, we’ll be watching clips from popular movies, identifying themes from them, and digging into the Bible to see how God would have us live. Throughout the series, we’ll be looking for Reel Courage – facing your fear and doing what’s right.

Our first movie was The Lego Movie! In it, we saw how Emmett was afraid to stand out from the rest of Lego City but eventually, found the courage to. We talked about how sometimes it’s difficult for us to be willing to stand out from the crowd in order to stand for what’s right, so we turned to the Bible and the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These three guys were so committed to doing what’s right, not only did they stand out from the crowd, they faced a fiery furnace for doing it.

As a family this week, watch The Lego Movie, read Daniel 3, and talk about opportunities your child can have to stand up for what’s right. Share challenges we face as adults to stand up for what’s right as well. Pray for God’s strength and reel courage to face your fears and do what’s right.