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Motion :: Week of April 8

HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
MAIN POINT: I can put others first by letting go of what I want.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Praying in the Garden | Matthew 26:36-56
MEMORY VERSE: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. His ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything.

This week we talked about when we let go of what we want, we’re better able to put others first.

In Matthew 26:36-56, Jesus showed an unbelievable understanding of how important it was to put the will of the Father ahead of His own. Jesus knew why He came to earth. While He prayed for His Father to make another way, ultimately Jesus knew that He had to let go of what He wanted for the sake of saving the world from sin.

We can put others first by letting go of what I want. At some point in our lives, we’ll be faced with a decision to give up something we want for what someone else wants. For Jesus this was a matter of life and death. While that may not be the case for us, showing humility in these situations is still important is often more important than getting our way.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, TALK about ways in which we win when we put others first.
  • At bedtime, read Matthew 26:36-56. Brainstorm some things you might have to give up in order to put others first.

 

April Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Goooooal, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Philippians 2:3 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Philippians 2:3 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, HUMILITY, from memory. (HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.)

Philippians 2:3 describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

 


Seven-Mile Miracle Family Activity :: Mile #6

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Mile #6: Triumph

Jesus showed His power when He defeated death and rose from the dead. You can celebrate His victory and the victories He wants to give you everyday!

Family Activity: Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say: Rejoice.” God has done so much for you, so turn up the music because it’s time for a praise party! Pick a time and place when your family is together – in the car on the way home from school or after dinner – and talk about some of the things you are thankful for. Then show off your dance moves! 

Share: Post a video of your best moves and what you are thankful for. Use the hashtag #sevenmilemiracle and tag @elevationeKidz.


Safari :: Week of April 1

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is the best!
VERSE FOCUS: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! Matthew 26-28

This month we are learning, “Jesus is the best!” We read the story “Jesus is Alive!” in Matthew 26-28. Jesus knew He had to die on a cross for the sins of all people because it was part of God’s plan. But He didn’t stay dead! Mary Magdalene and her friends saw an angel at Jesus’ grave who said “Jesus is not here. He is alive!” When they saw Jesus, He said, “Go tell my helpers I will see them soon.” Jesus loves us so much, that He died on a cross for us. Jesus is the best!

Meal Time Bible Story Mat | Week 1

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus is the best! 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:

        • What do you see in the picture? (Jesus talking to some ladies who are happy.)
        • What did God teach us in the story “Jesus is Alive?” (Jesus came back alive and it made His friends happy.)

Say, “Jesus didn’t stay dead and that makes me happy. Jesus is the best!”


Quest :: Week of April 1

Monthly Focus: Who is the best? (Jesus is the best!)
Bible Story: Jesus’ Last Supper | John 13:3-17
Main Point: Jesus shows me I can serve others.
Memory Verse: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7a (NIV)

J-E-S-U-S! We love Jesus. He’s the best!” Jesus is the BEST. He is. Thousands of years ago, Jesus died for each and every one of us. That means He died for you, too. He came back just like He said He would, AND He wants to be your friend forever. That’s what we’re celebrating this month.

In this week’s lesson, Jesus demonstrates how to serve one another by washing the disciples’ feet.

Jesus served others by washing feet. We don’t have to wash people’s feet, but we can serve others like Jesus did, too. I’m so thankful Jesus showed us how to serve! Jesus is the best!

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eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your child this week:

  • At BathTime let you child wash the feet of a bath toy and talk about how Jesus washed His friends’ feet to show them how much He loved them.
  • At PlayTime use wipes and ask your child to help you clean up. Talk about how Jesus cleaned His friends’ feet to show that He loved them.
  • This month, wake your child wake up to, “Jesus is alive and He’s our friend forever! Yay, Jesus!” 

April Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says God loves us so much that He gave His only Son to save us! Jesus is the very best!

Children can recite the verse every week in April 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.

“God (point up)
loved the world (circle hands over head)
so much (spread arms wide)
that he gave (place hands together and extend forward)
his only Son.” (hold arms like rocking a baby)
John 3:16, GNB (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 April 1

HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
MAIN POINT: I can put others first by serving them.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet | John 13:1-17
MEMORY VERSE: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. His ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything.

As we celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection this Easter season, we’ll be taking a closer look at the way humility shows up throughout the end of Jesus’ time on earth.

During the Passover, Jesus wanted to give His disciples an example of what it meant to be a servant leader. With humility, Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. He served them by doing the job of a servant. We can put others first by serving them. You don’t need to wash someone’s feet to show humility, but you can serve others by putting them first.

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Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: What are some places you wish you felt more important?
  • At bedtime, read John 13:1-17. Ask God to help you see new ways to put others first by serving them.
  • What is humility?: Putting others first will cost you something: your time, money, or maybe pride. But when we choose to follow Jesus with our lives, the least we can do is put others first even if it’s a bit uncomfortable and cost us something. 


April Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Goooooal, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Philippians 2:3 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Philippians 2:3 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, HUMILITY, from memory. (HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.)

Philippians 2:3 describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.