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Motion :: Week of October 20

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: Wanting what others have can make you miserable.
Bible Story: King Ahab and Naboth’s Vineyard | 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In 1 Kings 21:1-19, 27,  King Ahab finds a plot of land he wants more than anything, but there’s a problem. Naboth owns the land, and this land has been in his family for generations. King Ahab and his wife Queen Jezebel go to extreme lengths to take that land for themselves and in the end, King Ahab is miserable.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Wanting what others have can make you miserable. Many kids have probably experienced this bottom line first hand. Yet, that doesn’t stop them the next time they find themselves working out whatever scheme they can to get something new that they’ve seen at a friend’s house or at school. We want kids to be aware that this happens and trust God to help them find contentment in what He’s already given to them.

At dinner tonight, pray together and ask God to give you the ability to be content no matter what happens.

Quest :: Week of October 20

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it.)
Bible Story: Moses in the Basket | Exodus 1:21-2:10; 12:31-42
Main Point: God’s plan is perfect.
Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT

All of us, children and grown-ups alike, will sometimes come up against things we just can’t do. Maybe we don’t have what it takes to makes things better. It could also be that we don’t have the answers, energy, wisdom, patience, solution, or way out of a situation.

But, we do know the One who does. And, when you know the One who does, there’s no need to worry. God’s got it. That’s what we’re talking about this month. We don’t need to worry, be afraid, or feel alone. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, we learned that God’s plan is perfect, through the story of baby Moses.

CampOut_October_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God’s plan is perfect. God had a plan for Moses, and God has a plan for us, too.

Cuddle up with your child and pray, “Dear God, thank You for [child’s name]. I’m so glad it was Your plan for me to be [his/her] parent. I pray we’ll trust Your plan is perfect and do what You say. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


Safari :: Week of October 20

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can trust God.
MEMORY VERSE: “I trust in you, my God!” Psalm 25:2a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions | Daniel 6

Before bedtime, cuddle with your toddler and play a fun game to help them remember we can trust God.

Take turns hiding under a blanket, pretending to be in “a den,” like Daniel was in our Bible story. Then, pull the blanket down to surprise each other and say, “I can trust God!” Repeat activity for as long as your toddler is interested. Say, “No matter what we face, we can trust God because He loves us. Who can trust God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can trust God!”


Quest :: Week of October 13

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it.)
Bible Story: Hagar | Genesis 21:14-20
Main Point: God hears me and gives me what I need.
Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT

All of us, children and grown-ups alike, will sometimes come up against things we just can’t do. Maybe we don’t have what it takes to makes things better. It could also be that we don’t have the answers, energy, wisdom, patience, solution, or way out of a situation.

But, we do know the One who does. And, when you know the One who does, there’s no need to worry. God’s got it. That’s what we’re talking about this month. We don’t need to worry, be afraid, or feel alone. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, we learned that God hears us and gives us what we need, through the story of Hagar and her son.

CampOut_October_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God hears us and gives us what we need, no matter what situation we find ourselves in. God heard Hagar and her son, and God hears us too.

As you drive, tell your child to look out of the window and name places as you pass them. Each time he/she names a place, ask, “Is God with you when you go to the [place name]? Yes! God is with you wherever you go!”


Motion :: Week of October 13

CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.
Series Memory Verse: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of  greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV)
Main Point: Stuff can’t keep you happy.
Bible Story: Don’t Be Controlled By Money | Hebrews 13:5

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

In Hebrews 13:5, the writer of Hebrews wrote about contentment and warned the Hebrews not to love, or be controlled by, money. The writer reminds us that nothing we own can ever make us happy. Our focus should be on our relationship with God.

MoreOrLess_October_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Stuff can’t keep you happy. Getting something new can be exciting, and even make you happy for some time. But as we know, that feeling of happiness doesn’t last forever because what we own was never meant to fulfill us. We hope that kids leave with the idea that only God can satisfy their needs and give them joy no matter what they do or don’t own.

At bedtime, read Hebrews 13:5. Pray that you will grow closer to God and not depend on the things you own to make you happy.