Glider Gazette: News and Devotions

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.


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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.


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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.


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GOALS

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LGTV: Let's Play Lightglider Academy!

January 16, 2019

Did you know that Gliddles are good at making jokes? Join our two Gliddle hosts as they pun their way through commentary on Lightglider Academy levels.

The Far Greater Story

January 14, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

As you get to know all of us here at Lightglider Academy, you’ll find out that our goals are to RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE. We seek to RESPECT those around us. We go on missions in Lightglider Academy to RESCUE the Gliddles from the clutches of the Machines. We clear the blight to RESTORE the land to its original beauty, purpose, and goodness.

As you continue to spend time with us, look for ways you can RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE all that you see throughout the world of Lightgliders! And in the real world too!

Glide On!

Santiago



Scripture

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” - Ephesians 5:1-2 (NLT)

The Far Greater Story

The Lightglider story points to the Far Greater Story of God’s love for us revealed in the Bible. Jesus is the great respecter, rescuer, and restorer. He respects us as image-bearers of God. He rescues us from the grip of our sin and selfishness. And He seeks to restore us fully to live forever with Him. This is the true story of God’s love for us. We can trust the Far Greater Story because of an event that happened 2,000 years ago. Jesus died on a cross and rose again three days later. This is a historic fact that proves that God’s plan to rescue and restore us is true! We can live knowing that we are loved, and that our lives have purpose and hope. We are  a part of the Far Greater Story!

Things to Think About

  • What is the best way to learn about and imitate God’s love?
  • How do we follow Jesus as our example?
  • How does knowing God’s story help us to understand our own story?
  • Check out the Spark, An Example to Follow, to see how Bryce teaches Santiago about our goals!
  • Be sure to pray along with Tova this week by watching, Why We Love.


Mystery Code

STORY

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Made to Shine

January 7, 2019

Transmission from Lightglider Academy

Hey there, Lightglider! We’re so glad you’ve joined us! We - myself and the rest of the Lightglider leaders - want you to know that you were made to shine. With a lot of darkness in the world, that can feel like a big responsibility. But like a candle in dark tunnel, even the smallest light can be blinding. You were created with unique interests, personalities, and talents that can be used to make an impact on the world around you!

Glide On!

Bryce


Scripture

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” - John 1:5 (NLT)

Made to Shine

The Bible tells us that Jesus’ light will never go out. God sent His Son Jesus to shine light into the world and to save it. He also made us to shine with our unique passions and abilities, and we have Jesus to follow as our example. We have the opportunity to use our uniqueness to show God’s love to others. And, when we do, we are reflecting Jesus and shining light into the darkness. You may never know the impact you are having as you shine each day.  

Things to Think About

  • What do you think it means to shine?
  • How were you uniquely made to love God and love others?
  • How could your interests, personality, or talents be used to shine?
  • Don’t miss this week’s Spark, The Power of Light.
  • Reflect on the Prayer led by Bryce, Courage to Shine.

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SHINE

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Lightgliders

December 30, 2018

Hey there! Welcome to Lightgliders. My name is Kwan, and it’s my job to make sure you’re outfitted, trained, and ready for action. And that starts with you learning just what a Lightglider is!

Lightgliders are defenders of good, a force of kids just like you that shine in the darkness and help out those in need. Right now, the land of Glideon is in need!

For unknown reasons, a mysterious gooey substance called blight is spreading all over the land. At the same time, strange Machines have started appearing, kidnapping lovable creatures called the Gliddles! It’s up to us to clear away the blight and stop these Machines!

If you are on a computer, enter “Lightglider Academy” to access the full Lightgliders experience. You’ll battle Machines in the Yonders, meet other Lightgliders, rescue Gliddles, clear blight, and much more.  

If you are on a mobile device, play minigames, watch videos, create postcards, and read messages. As you do, you will build up light and gain rewards to use on your missions to the Yonders! Everything is color-coded, so make sure you learn what the colors mean. Let me try to help!

Each week there is a new Theme in Light Blue. You can read about the theme, learn the theme verse, and check out all the additional content associated with the theme.

Everything in Purple is a Game. There are lots of minigames inside Lightgliders. Try to get to the top of the leaderboards!

Everything in Green is a Spark. These are short video stories that encourage a biblical principle.

Everything in Orange is a Prayer. These are short videos that will help you as you pray each day.

Everything in Pink is a Postcard. Customize these with fun stickers and send them to friends!

Everything in Red is a Message. These are short articles about Lightgliders gameplay, story, and biblical themes.

Everything in Blue is Lightglider TV.  These are fun videos to help you understand Lightgliders and its gameplay.  

In time, you’ll learn more than just skills for battle and adventure. You’ll learn about the Far Greater Story found in the Bible. This is the true story about the God who loves you more than you could possibly imagine.  As Lightgliders, we seek to RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE every day because that is what God has done and is doing for us, in us, and through us.  You were made to use what He has given you to help a world in need.  You were made to shine!  

Welcome to Lightgliders! Let’s glide!


Christmas

December 23, 2018

Scripture

Read the passages from the Bible below as a family.

Read Luke 2:1-15

“Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others - the armies of heaven - praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is please.’” - Luke 2:13-14 (NLT)

Why is Jesus’ birth important?

• How did the shepherds respond after they saw the angels praising God?

Read Luke 2:16-21

“After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel has said to them about this child.” - Luke 2:17 (NLT)

Have you shared the good news of Christmas with a friend?

Mystery Code

CHRISTMAS

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Additional Activities

Review the Spark - Christmas

Reflect upon the Prayer - Christmas Prayer