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Quest :: Week of September 23

Monthly Focus: Who is always with you? (God is always with you.)
Bible Story: Rahab and the Spies ● Joshua 2:1-22; 6:1-25
Main Point: When God is with me, I can be courageous.
Memory Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV 

We can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. It’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do. Because God is always with us, we can be super!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Rahab.

 

What Rahab did took SO much courage. And because she showed courage, Rahab and her family were the only ones saved when the Israelites destroyed Jericho. We can have courage, too, when we remember that God is always with us!

September Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we don’t need to be afraid. We can be strong and courageous because God is always with us!

Children can recite the verse every week in September 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.

Be strong (cross left arm over chest)
and courageous. (cross both arms over chest)
Do not be afraid (roll arms then karate chop)
for the Lord (point left finger up)
your God (point both fingers up)
goes with you.” (fists on hips)
Deuteronomy 31:6 (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 September 23


Main Point: God says I’m forgiven.
Bible Story: Peter: The Rock | Luke 22 & Acts 2

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

RABO_LG_WK3_Ep3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

During eGroup we got in the ring with fear as Peter showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we aren’t good enough.

Peter struggled with feeling condemnation – the feeling that he wasn’t good enough because of the things he thought and did. But Jesus showed Peter that His forgiveness was greater than any of the wrong things Peter did. Even though Peter made a mistake and chose not to stand by Jesus when Jesus was suffering, Jesus forgave Peter and used Peter to do great things in the early Church!

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 Rise Above, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND any one of our series verses in their Bible and RECITE it from memory!


Motion Large Group :: Week of September 23

Rise Above

Main Point: God says I’m forgiven.
Bible Story: Peter | The Rock | Luke 22 & Acts 2
Memory Verses: 
“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” – 1 John 4:4 (NLT)

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

Countdown

Welcome / Video Intro

“Hello Motion and welcome to our series Rise Above! This month we’ll be learning what it takes to rise above the negative voices you hear. Last week we were introduced to Daniel, a young man who is trying to remember God’s promises while facing down one of the toughest bullies at school.

This week Daniel has a new challenge to face as he confronts the negative voices from another bully. What’s going to happen? Let’s find out! Check out the screen!”

Rise Above Episode 3

Connect Questions

“No matter we’ve done or what we will do, if we ask Jesus into our hearts, He will forgive us of the wrong things we’ve done. Even when we make bad decisions like Peter did in today’s Bible story, we know that God will forgive us.

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and how God has called us, just like He called Peter. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids time to circle around eGroup leaders)

First question: Why did Daniel need to ask forgiveness from his father? Why did Daniel think his father would be mad at him? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Second question: When was the last time you had to ask for forgiveness?  Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Now Motion, it’s time for our final question: We ask God for forgiveness, but God also wants US to forgive OTHERS. Who do you need to forgive this week? Discuss that with your eGroup now.”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Great job, everybody! I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today. One of the ways that we can Rise Above the negative voices we hear is to sing worship songs and remind ourselves of the great things God has done. Stand to your feet as we sing, ‘Unstoppable God!’”

Worship Song – Unstoppable God

Worship Song – Dance

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP Welcome

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Now Motion, it’s time for our Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following things to receive a prize:

  1. FIND one of our memory verses in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader

2. RECITE one of the memory verses in the series.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, and RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader. Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s work on that now!”

Bring It! Challenge

Aetherlight Promo Intro

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Everyone find their seat because I have a very special announcement that you won’t want to miss!

(make sure kids are seated and quiet)

Motion, in two weeks, the Finders are back, but this brand new series is unlike we’ve ever seen before. We’re going to follow two of our Finders, Alex and Zack, as they explore a dangerous new world filled with mystery, adventure, and excitement. Let’s take a look at our newest series beginning in two weeks. Check out the screen.”

Aetherlight Promo

Game Setup – King of the Ring

“Motion, that looks amazing! It looks like our Finders characters are going to go inside the video game world! I know I’m absolutely going to be here in two weeks, when the series begins, and I want to see all of you here, too!

In just a few moments, your parents will be ere to pick you up, but before they do, it’s the for us to play today’s game!

Today’s game is all about coordination and precision, two things that are very important to every boxer. In this game you and your Game Group will try to keep a ball bouncing through the air passing it from one person to the next and not letting it touch the ground. If your Game Group lets the ball fall and hit the ground, your Game Group is out and will have to have a seat until the next round.

Sounds simple, right? WRONG! Every round I’ll make it difficult by telling you how you have to hit the ball. It could either be with a closed fist, your elbow, your head, your foot, only your left hand, or whatever crazy way I can come up with.

Every one form a circle with your Game Group and let’s get ready to play King of the Ring!”

Game – King of the Ring

Dismissal


Quest :: Week of September 16

Monthly Focus: Who is always with you? (God is always with you.)
Bible Story: Esther  Esther 2:2 – 8:17
Main Point: When God is with me, I can be strong.
Memory Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV 

We can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. It’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do. Because God is always with us, we can be super!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Esther.

Esther’s plan to save the Jews was risky and could have made her get in trouble with the king. But because God was with her and made her strong, Esther convinced the king not to get rid of her people! Being strong on the inside is even important than having strong muscles. We’re strong when we choose to do things God’s way. And He can help us because He is with us!

September Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we don’t need to be afraid. We can be strong and courageous because God is always with us!

Children can recite the verse every week in September 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.

Be strong (cross left arm over chest)
and courageous. (cross both arms over chest)
Do not be afraid (roll arms then karate chop)
for the Lord (point left finger up)
your God (point both fingers up)
goes with you.” (fists on hips)
Deuteronomy 31:6 (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 September 16


Main Point: God says He’s got me.
Bible Story: Esther: The Queen | Esther 5-8

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

RABO_LG_WK2_Ep2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Daniel remembered God’s promise from Joshua 1:9 that says ‘be strong and courageous.’ When he remembered what God said, that gave him the courage to face the bully. 

During eGroup we got in the ring with fear as Esther showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we aren’t going to be okay.

Esther had every reason to feel fear. She could have feared Hamaan because of the way he was attacking her people. She surely feared the possibility of being killed for approaching the king. But when Esther faced fear, she had to choose to trust God to protect her. She had to believe that He would guide her to say and do the right thing to save her people, and God did! When she wasn’t sure she was going to be okay, Esther learned to trust that God had her situation under control.

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 Rise Above, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND any one of our series verses in their Bible and RECITE it from memory!