Grove Kids - September 12, 2021
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Initiative—Seeing what needs to be done and doing it
This Month’s Memory Verse:
Work at everything you do with all your heart.
Work as if you were working for the Lord.
Nehemiah Helps the Poor – Nehemiah 5
In week two, we see a different part of Nehemiah’s story. In Nehemiah 5:1-12, we discover that while everyone was building the wall, an issue arose. Some of the Israelites were severally mistreating each other. Even though Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the wall, he stopped building the wall to confront the issue. Helping others who were mistreated was more important than finishing the wall. He cared enough about the people to say to help them figure out a solution.
I should treat others the way
I want to be treated.
Look for ways to make things right.
As they grow up, kids will notice others in need. They may see when others being mistreated. We pray that kids will start to understand how they can be part of the solution to helping these situations and fixing what’s broken. Maybe they can do this on their own; perhaps they need help from a trusted adult. Either way, we pray that they take the initiative to help instead of thinking it’s someone else’s problem. God can use them along with the trusted adults in their life to make an impact in the lives of others.
Message to Parents
There’s no better way to bond with your kids and your family than games and activities that you can do together!!! Here’s a ton of links and downloads for you and your family! We are so blessed to be able to share this time with our kids, make the most of it!!!
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Initiative is seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Read Philippians 2:4 with your kids.
Ask them, “Can you think of a time when you were looking out for someone else need? Maybe you saw a sibling reaching for something that you could easily grab or a kid on the playground being bullied that needed a friend. What did it feel like to know that you could help them?”
“In that moment, you were looking out for the good of others; just like this verse says! Paul, the one who wrote this verse, said we shouldn’t just look out for our own good. We should look out for others.”
Explain to them, “When it comes to showing initiative, sometimes we need to look at the world around us through different lenses. We need to take our ‘me’ lenses that focus on ourselves and put on our “others” lenses instead.”
Here’s a cute and quick video to initiate the benefits of sharing talks with your kids!
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