February 14, 2021

Super Fan: Cheer Each Other On

LIFE APPLICATION | Kindness—Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

MEMORY VERSE | You are God’s chosen people.You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient.

Colossians 3:12, NIrV

Grove Kids | Sunday Notes


Family Ties

Ruth and Boaz | Ruth

BASIC TRUTH | I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

In week two, we head to Ruth 1 and 2, where we find Naomi and her daughter-in-law, Ruth. Their husbands have died, and Ruth has the opportunity to return home to her family. Instead, she chooses to show kindness to Naomi and stay with her. Ruth’s kindness doesn’t go unnoticed. Boaz sees how Ruth is treating Naomi and offers kindness to Ruth, changing her life in a huge way.

Bottom Line: Be kind to your family and friends. When it comes to our family and friends, we can often find ourselves taking them for granted. We hope through the story of Ruth, kids will learn to show kindness to the people who care about them the most.

Message to Parents

What can you do in 10 seconds?  Drink your coffee.  Check a notification on your cell phone.  Respond to an email.  Sometimes we can even pull off all three at the same time!  What if we could use that 10 seconds in a positive way with our kids instead of the things that won’t last?  What if we took the first 10 seconds our kids interaction with us and give them our full attention…how would that change their perception of approaching us?  Here’s an article that shows you how to do that! 

The Most Important 10 Seconds in Conversations with Kids

Now for your Kids...

Grab your Bible, a Jenga game (or Legos…anything you can stack) and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Be kind to your family and friends.

Ask your kids, “Do you remember when we played Jenga? Here’s a little secret that no one really tells you. Come close and read the next few words very carefully: It’s impossible to move every single Jenga block without the tower falling over. Kind of a bummer when you think about it.”

Read Ephesians 4:29 with them!

Share with them, “God doesn’t want you to wreck your relationships like a Jenga tower. He wants to help you build strong secure relationships, especially with your family and friends. One big way to do that is by choosing kind words, that build others up. When we show kindness with the things we say, others will listen. When we help with our words, we build others up.”

If you have a Jenga game, grab several blocks, one for each family member or close friend. Tell them to hold each one, think of one kind thing you could say to that family member or friend to build them up. Now pray with them and ask God to help you follow through by sharing those kind words this week.

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