September 13, 2020

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Message to Parents

Moms!!!  Do you feel grateful where you’re at right now?  Do you look at your family, your kids and your personal life and say, “Wow, I am beyond blessed and super content with my life!”  If you had any doubts while you were reading those words to yourself, it’s ok, we all do at some point.  But here’s where it gets better…we just need a new lens, a new way of looking at all the gifts He has given us!  Be prepared for a little inspiration and a ‘Cowgirl Up’ attitude in your life after reading this article.

Now with your kids...

Grab your Bible and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Friendship means using your words and actions to show others you care.

Plop down on the couch and read Romans 12:10.

Now ask them: “Who’s your best friend?”  If they say you, pause and take it in and cherish that moment, and then say, “You know how the Bible says we should love others more than ourselves?  Do you love your best friend more than yourself?  Ok then, I’ll give you a test to see if that’s right!”

Your friend is sad but you don’t know why.
a. You ignore it and keep playing.
b. You ask what’s wrong and then listen when she’s ready to talk.
c. You tell your friend to stop acting so quiet and weird.

Your friend throws the ball and it goes down in the gutter. You say…

a.    “It’s okay. It was an accident.”

b.    “Way to go. Now we can’t play anymore!”

c.    “I can’t believe you did that!”

Your friend misses catching the ball and your kickball team loses at recess.

a.    You yell at your friend in front of everyone.

b.    You refuse to speak to that friend for the rest of recess.

c.    You say, “It’s okay” and remind him that you missed a big shot earlier in the game.

Now say to them, “It’s easy to spot the “right” answers in these scenarios. But in real life, it can be really hard to love and honor others more than yourself. The good news is that God will help you be a good friend, the kind of friend who loves even when it’s hard.  Let’s pray about that together!”

“Thank you God for loving us and for showing us how to love others too. Please help us to honor others more than ourselves this week, when it’s easy AND when it’s hard.  We love you.  Amen.”

Grove Kids | Sunday Notes

We’re Going to Be Friends

David and Jonathan
1 Samuel 20

A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.
Proverbs 17:17, NIrV

Friends love one another.

Friendship—Using your words and actions to show others you care

I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

In week two, we return to 1 Samuel 20 for one of the most famous friendships in the entire Bible: David and Jonathan. These guys went through a lot together. From making a promise to help each other to escaping the dangers of Jonathan’s own father, King Saul, they showed us exactly what it meant for friends to love each other.

 

Bottom Line: Friends love one another. Just like David and Jonathan, friends can show how they love each other by the way they care for one another and go above and beyond to help each other succeed. It’s this sort of love we experience through Jesus. We pray that kids will follow Him and learn how they can help their friends know how much they’re loved.

Please let us know how the GK Devotional Boxes are working out.  We would love your feedback! 

We are…Raising our kids in Christ together!!!

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