This Week in Motion Elementary :: Love God and love others.

January Series: In Psalms 24:1, David wrote, “The earth belongs to the Lord. And so does everything in it.” (NIrV) God is the author of creation, and He has entrusted us to care for and cultivate the world we see around us. We do that by taking responsibility. From work we need to accomplish, to people we meet, to the words we use, life is filled with moments when we can decide to reflect God’s character, take responsibility, and use what we have wisely. When we follow through and do what needs to be done, we can point others to Jesus — the One who took the ultimate responsibility for us and made it possible for us to be with God forever.

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Love God and love others.
I Want to Know What Love Is (Greatest Commandment) • Matthew 22:36-40

We kick off the New Year in Matthew 22:36-40. The religious leaders were always trying to trap Jesus with His own words. This moment was no different. A law expert asked Jesus, out of hundreds of laws they were to follow, which one was the most important. Jesus simplified everything and defined love as the top priority. Our most important responsibility is to love God and love others as we love ourselves. 

Engage in everyday moments together this week: 

  • Morning time: As your kid starts their day, tell them something about them that you love — something that makes you smile when you think about it. 
  • Mealtime: At a meal this week, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What are some ways we can love God this week? What are some specific ways we can love others this week?” 
  • Drive time: While on the go, ask your kid: “Who is someone that when you think about them, it makes you smile? What is it you like most about them?”
  • Bedtime: Pray for each other: “God, help us to love You and love others this week. Show us specific ways we can, and give us the courage and compassion to do it.”

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