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Motion :: Week of February 10

KINDNESS: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Series Memory Verse: Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NIV)
Main Point: Be kind to your family and friends.
Bible Story: Ruth and Boaz | Ruth 1 and 2

God was kind to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Even when we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. Because of God’s great love for us, we can be kind to everyone. Jesus personified kindness in the way He lived and interacted with the people He met. But, as we read the Gospels, we find that Jesus didn’t just model kindness. He commanded it. By treating others the way we want to be treated, we live out the way Jesus taught us to live.

This weekend we learned that we can be kind to our family and friends.

Rewind | Ruth and Boaz from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

In Ruth 1 and 2, Ruth has the opportunity to return home to her family. Instead, she chooses to show kindness to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and stay with her. Ruth’s kindness doesn’t go unnoticed. Boaz notices how Ruth is caring for her mother-in-law. He goes above and beyond to care for Ruth and completely changed her life. When it comes to our family and friends, we often find ourselves taking them for granted. We can show kindness to those we care about most – our family and friends.

At dinner this week, ask:

  • When is it hard to be kind?

 

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Rewind, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Luke 6:31 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, kindness, means!


Safari :: Week of February 3

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus loves everyone.
BIBLE VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Loves Zaccheus | Luke 19:1-10

This month we are learning, “Jesus loves everyone.“ Even if we don’t always make a good choice, Jesus will still love us, because Jesus loves everyone! We learned the story, “Jesus Loves Zacchaeus,” in Luke 19:1-10. Zacchaeus was taking too many coins from people, and that was not a good choice.

Jesus came to Zacchaeus’s town one day. There were lots of people, so Zacchaeus climbed a tree so he could see Jesus. Jesus knew he was not making good choices, but He wanted to be Zacchaeus’s friend anyway. Jesus told him to get down from the tree and take Him to his house. WOW! Jesus loved Zacchaeus no matter what! Jesus loves everyone!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus loves everyone. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:

  • Who do you see in the tree? (Zacchaeus)
  • Even though Zacchaeus took people’s money, did Jesus still love him? (Yes, Jesus loves everyone.)

Say, “Yes, Jesus asked Zacchaeus to come down from the tree so He could go to his house. Because Jesus was kind to Zacchaeus, he returned the money he took from people! Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”


Quest :: Week of February 3

Monthly Focus: Who does Jesus love? (Jesus loves everyone.)
Bible Story: Woman at the Well  ● John 4:1-30
Main Point: Jesus loves everyone.
Memory Verse: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Jesus loves everyone is the sweetest news we will ever share with others. Jesus showed love to all kinds of different people, and it’s the same kind of love He has for you and me and everyone. Jesus loves us all, no matter what, and He will never stop loving us. So get your sweet tooth – and your heart – ready for a super sweet month filled with the good news that JESUS LOVES EVERYONE!

In this week’s lesson, Jesus is a friend to the woman at the well.

Sweet Shop | Woman at the Well from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Even though the woman at the well was from a different place than Jesus, He still wanted to be her friend. Jesus loves everyone. No matter where we’re from, Jesus loves us. No matter how different we are from each other, Jesus loves us.

February Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we should show love to others because Jesus has already given His great love to us!

Children can recite the verse every week in February to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

“Love each other (hug self)
as I (point up with both fingers)
have loved you.” (point out)

John 15:12
(open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of February 3

KINDNESS: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Series Memory Verse: Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NIV)
Main Point: Be kind to others because God is kind to you.
Bible Story: Kindness Principle | Titus 3:4-7

God was kind to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Even when we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. Because of God’s great love for us, we can be kind to everyone. Jesus personified kindness in the way He lived and interacted with the people He met. But, as we read the Gospels, we find that Jesus didn’t just model kindness. He commanded it. By treating others the way we want to be treated, we live out the way Jesus taught us to live.

This weekend we learned that we can be kind to others because God is kind to us.

Rewind | The Kindness Principle from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

In Titus 3:4-7, Paul talked about God’s amazing kindness towards us. God poured out His kindness when He sent Jesus to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. We can have life forever because of God’s kindness and love, and we need to be kind to others because God is kind to us. 

At dinner this week, ask:

  • What does kindness look like?
  • What are some ways you can choose kindness this week at home? at school?

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Rewind, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Luke 6:31 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, kindness, means!


February Parent Cue Cards

Parent Cue was created to help parents do family better. Use the monthly Parent Cue card to begin conversations with your child about what they are learning in church. Each week on the eKidz site find weekly information to continue conversations about Jesus at home.

QUEST (3 years – Kindergarten)

TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

MOTION (1st – 5th grade)

TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5x 11 paper.

Another great resource available at your fingertips is the Parent Cue App. The app sends weekly CUES that remind you to connect with your kids at home and on the go. You can even watch Bible story videos during your drive time using the app.