Glider Gazette: News and Devotions

Lightgliders App Update!

February 19, 2019

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An update to the Lightgliders app has been released! Make sure you download the update to your devices so you are ready to experience Lightgliders to the fullest! We look forward to seeing you in Lightgliders!

Glide on!

Five Values

February 18, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Hi there, Lightglider! I just got back from the Yonders and was talking with Santiago in the courtyard about the Lightglider values -- why we do what we do! When I’m in Timberlands Treetops, clearing blight and battling Machines, it’s important for me to remember the values I want to live by. The five values of a Lightglider are purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love. I want these values to affect how I think, how I act, and how I behave. They are especially important to remember in times of uncertainty and pressure, like when I’m battling a Clampneck Machine in the Yonders! I’m excited for us to talk about these values over the coming weeks.


Glide On!

Bryce


Scripture

“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.” - Matthew 7:17 (NLT)


Five Values

Values are defined as principles upon which we build our lives. They help guide our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors. Most every family, community, and culture lives by a set of values.


Lightgliders seek to live with five values: purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love. And these values are supported by a biblical worldview:

  • Purpose: Because God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), our lives matter. They have purpose.
  • Humility: No one is perfect; we all fall short of God’s moral standard of goodness (Romans 3:23). A deep understanding of this produces a life of humility.
  • Confidence: Knowing that God loves us and that Jesus paid for our sins at the cross despite our shortcomings generates a strong sense of confidence (Ephesians 2:8-10). We are greatly loved by the only One who matters!
  • Hope: Because the future is in God’s hands and He promises to restore the brokenness, we can always look to the future with hope believing good things are coming. When we live with hope, we give hope to others (Romans 15:13).
  • Love: With Jesus as our example, we seek to love. Such love is not a feeling. It is a choice that inspires action by putting the needs of others before our own (John 15:13).


Just like a good seed properly nourished helps to produce a beautiful tree, good values help to produce beautiful lives.


Things to Think About

  • What are values and why are they important?
  • What are some examples of values?
  • What are our family’s five core values?
  • Watch two Gliddles talk about Values in this week’s Spark, What’s a Value?
  • Join Kwan in prayer this week by watching, Thank You For My Family


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VALUES

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Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lightgliders! Make this Valentine’s Day special by showing a little extra love to those around you -- share a compliment with a friend, invite someone new to play with you at recess, pick up your parent’s dinner plates when you’re done with a meal, or come up with another idea that shows care to another. Jesus says people will know we love Him by the way we love others!


“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” - John 13:34-35 (NLT)

LGTV: Gliddle Mission - Rescue Those in Need!

February 13, 2019

As a Lightglider, you are called to rescue. Learn what that means in Lightgliders as well as in your everyday life by accepting this top-secret Gliddle Mission!

Restore

February 11, 2019


Transmission from Lightglider Academy

As a Lightglider, you are sent on missions from Lightglider Academy to restore the land of Glideon. To restore means to bring something back to the way it was meant to be. Glideon was not meant to be covered in this dark mysterious substance that we call blight. No, it was meant to be beautiful and full of purpose. When you clear the blight, you are bringing Glideon back to what it was intended to be!


Glide On!

Nisha


Scripture

“For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.” - Acts 3:21 (NLT)


Restore

The Scriptures tell us that one day God will fully restore this broken world. This is a day that we all can look forward to with hope. In the meantime, Lightgliders seek to restore the beauty, purpose, joy, and dignity of this world and everyone in it. In doing so, we serve as signposts of what is to come. A signpost is like a great big billboard telling everyone who passes by what they can look forward to. When we carry out deeds of compassion and justice, we give the world a glimpse of what is to come. God’s light shines through us to give the world hope.  


Things to Think About

  • What does it mean to restore something?
  • What are some things in your world that are broken and are in need of restoration?
  • What can you do through your words or actions to help?
  • Watch Tambika and Kwan restore the Yonders in this week’s Spark, The Goal to Restore!
  • Join Santiago in prayer this week by watching, Love Cares.


Mystery Code

RESTORE

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LGTV: Kwan's Level Play!

February 6, 2019

Join two Gliddles as they commentate a Lightglider on his mission to the Yonders! Watch as they solve puzzles, battle Machines, and find treasures!

Rescue

February 4, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

As Lightgliders, we have the awesome responsibility of going on missions to rescue the Gliddles from danger. We put on armor, glide into the Yonders, and rescue them from the toxic blight and the control of the Machines. Rescuing others from dangerous situations requires courage and strength of character. Remember that!

Glide On!

Tova


Scripture

“Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” - Galatians 1:4 (NLT)


Rescue

Lightgliders seek to rescue because it points to what God has done for us. We need to be rescued from the sin and selfishness that separates us from God, causes pain to others, and destroys our lives. God sent Jesus to earth to rescue us from our sin. He paid the penalty of our sin when He died on the cross, and He defeated death when He came back to life three days later. He did this to rescue us from sin and death, so that we can be forgiven and live in relationship with God forever.


Things to Think About

  • Why do we need to be rescued?
  • How does our sin and selfishness hurt us and those around us?
  • How can we be rescued?
  • Check out the Spark, The Goal to Rescue, to see Bryce & Tova talk about what it means to be rescued!
  • Pray along with Nisha this week by watching, Prayer for Another.


Mystery Code

RESCUE

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Respect

January 28, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Lightgliders seek to show respect in two directions - towards themselves and toward each other. When we respect, we are acknowledging worth. You are worthy of respect. And so is everyone you meet. We show respect in the way we treat others and in the way we treat ourselves. Whether it’s your best friend or someone you don’t get along with very well, choosing to show respect is what we Lightgliders strive to do. So, when you’re in Mission Control, the Courtyard, the Library, or the Innovation Lab, look for ways to show respect to the other Lightgliders.

Glide On!

Marlon



Scripture

“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” - Romans 12:10 (NLT)


Respect

Everyone is worthy of respect because we each bear the image of God. We can acknowledge God’s image in others by showing respect. A friendly face, a listening ear, and a word of encouragement are some of the many ways to show respect. No matter what they look like or where they are from, everyone bears the image of God. Choosing to show respect is a way to honor God.  


Things to Think About

  • Why does everyone deserve respect?
  • What are ways to show respect to yourself?
  • What are ways to show respect to others?
  • Check out the Spark, The Goal to Respect. Lightgliders strive to show respect to those around them!
  • Be sure to pray along with Bryce this week by watching, Forgive One Another.


Mystery Code

RESPECT

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What is a Lightglider?

January 23, 2019

Join Bryce and Tambika, the leaders of Lightglider Academy, as they teach you how a Lightglider's good deeds shine out for all to see!

Three Goals

January 21, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Each mission that you are sent on from Lightglider Academy into the Yonders has specific goals for you to pursue. Lightgliders live with great purpose because we have three overarching goals that never change: RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE! We respect ourselves and each other at Lightglider Academy. We rescue Gliddles from the clutches of the Machines. And we restore the light from the blight. A goal is something that you are trying to achieve. Setting goals is important because they give us something to strive for! They help keep our lives on track and guide how we spend our time. When we set a goal, we commit to think and act in ways that will help us reach it.

Glide On!

Tambika


Scripture

“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:14 (NLT)


Three Goals

Lightgliders seek to show respect to others, to help rescue those facing dangerous situations, and to work to restore the world to its intended beauty and purpose. These goals are informed by the Bible:

  1. RESPECT.  Because we were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), every one of us is special. Every human being has dignity, which is worthy of respect.
  2. RESCUE. Jesus rescued us from the destruction caused by our sin and selfishness when he took our sins upon himself on the cross (1 Corinthians 5:21). When we seek for others to be rescued, we are mirroring the mission of Jesus.
  3. RESTORE. One day in the future God will restore this broken world (Acts 3:21). To serve as a signpost of what is to come, Lightgliders seek to restore the beauty, purpose, joy, dignity, and freedom of this world and everyone in it in small ways each and every day.

Setting goals is a helpful way to focus the time, energy, and gifts that God has given us.


Things to Think About

  • What are goals and why are they important?
  • What goals would you like to pursue?
  • What are the goals of a Lightglider?
  • Watch the Spark, Lightglider Goals, to learn more
  • Join Marlon in prayer this week by watching, Prayer for Wisdom.


Mystery Code

GOALS

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