February 28, 2021
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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
Good Samaritan | Luke 10:25-37
BASIC TRUTH | I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
We finish the month with a familiar parable found in Luke 10:25-37. When the religious leaders tried to make themselves look good, they try and trick Jesus with a question. If we’re supposed to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, who exactly is our neighbor? Jesus answers with the parable of The Good Samaritan. Jesus used this story to completely change how people who follow Him should look at showing kindness to others— it’s not just for people we know or like, but for everyone we meet.
Bottom Line: Be kind to people who are different from you. Everyone is deserving of our kindness, whether they look like us or not. We hope kids learn from a young age, that God’s love is for everyone. We can’t hold back kindness from others just because they might look or act different from us. Jesus modeled a love and kindness that included everyone. We should do that same.
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Grab your Bible, your theater game face and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Kindness means showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Start off by reading Romans 13:10 with them.
Ask them, “When Jesus was asked “What is the most important commandment?” do you remember His answer? Jesus said to ‘Love the Lord your God’ and put Him first. But He quickly added a second part, to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“So who is your neighbor? When Jesus was talking about loving your neighbor, He wasn’t just talking about the people who live in your neighborhood. Neighbor includes pretty much anyone and everyone you see each day.”
“Kindness is showing others how valuable they are by how you treat them. Jesus said to love others as you love yourself. That means that everyone deserves kindness, even people who look, think, act, and talk differently than you.”
Read the scenarios below. Then ask your kids to act out one way they could show kindness in that situation:
1. The kid on the other team gets knocked down right in front of you on the field.
2. The kid who called you a mean name last week has dropped his entire book bag on the floor and his stuff is everywhere.
3. The kid next to you on the bus looks sad.
Now pray with them that God would put situations like that in front of you so you can show them kindness.
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