HONESTY: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Series Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.” Proverbs 12:22
Main Point: Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.
Bible Story: Peter Denies Jesus | Luke 22:54-62
Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit that we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy.
Maya is the new kid at school—again. All she wants to do is fly her drone and stay invisible. But when a few lies get out of hand and begin to hurt the people she knows, Maya is faced with a big decision. Will she tell the truth…or is she headed for a crash-landing? It’s all up in the air.
This weekend we looked at God’s Word and read about someone who discovered the consequences of lying.
Peter was one of Jesus’ strongest supporters and most enthusiastic followers. But when Jesus was gone, he found himself lying about his closeness to Jesus. When Peter let himself hide behind a lie, he lost the strength to fight for truth, and the lies just kept coming. Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.
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. During Up In The Air, kids have a chance to win your their own drone, just like Maya’s in Up In The Air! For each part of the Bring It! Challenge completed, they will earn a ticket. The more tickets kids earn, the better chance they have of winning! Kids have a chance to win the grand prize — a REAL drone — or the runner-up prize — a GIANT piece of candy.
Kids can earn a ticket each time for finding Proverbs 12:22 in their own personal Bible, reciting it from memory, and saying what our series virtue, honesty, means!