Grove Kids - October 31, 2021

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Individuality—Discovering who you’re meant to be so you can make a difference

This Month’s Memory Verse:

How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.

Psalm 139:14, NIrV

Let’s Work Together

One Body but Many Parts –  1 Corinthians 12:12-27

In our final week, we head to something Paul wrote to the church in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. God’s Spirit gives each of us different gifts and abilities. Rather than feeling jealous of others or wanting a gift or skill that someone else has, we should make the most of our own, combine them with what others have, and make a greater difference! This is how the church is meant to work.

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

Bottom Line

We can use our gifts together to make a greater difference.

No matter how big or small they appear, all gifts and abilities can make a great difference in the world. But there’s a way they can be even greater. When you believe that Jesus is who He says He is, then you’re a part of something bigger than just yourself. When we use our gifts and abilities together, we can make a greater difference than we can on our own.

Message to Parents

“Stop touching me’, ‘I’m not touching you’, ‘Yes you are’, ‘no I’m not” as one of your kids holds one finger dangerously close to their brother or sister.  Does this sound familiar in your house?  So how do we stop the constant arguing and fighting between our kids?  If I’m being totally truthful…we don’t!  We can however give our kids the guidance they need and set up ground rules which in turn keeps us from pulling our hair out!!!  Check out this article:

10 Ways To Curb Sibling Rivalry

Now for your Kids...

Grab your Bible, a piece of paper, pen/pencil/crayon, potato, toothpicks and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids!  Here’s your theme…Individuality is discovering who you’re meant to be so you can make a difference.

Read 1 Corinthians 12:15-17 with your kids.

Tell your kids a story about a time when you were younger, did you and played with a Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head? Share with them how you didn’t always get it right, sticking the earpiece where the nose piece should go for fun! You created some pretty crazy looking potatoes for sure!

Now let them know, “Your eyes and nose and ears and hands all have important and different jobs. Hands aren’t less important than eyes. Noses aren’t less important than ears. It would make zero sense for your feet to say, ‘Well, I can’t do what the mouth does so I guess I should take a hike!’ Just like your feet have a specific job or role to play, YOU have a specific role too. Your gifts along with the gifts of others can make the biggest difference!”

Grab a potato and some toothpicks from the kitchen. On a piece of paper, draw some eyes, and a nose, two ears and a mouth and color them if you’d like. Stick the toothpick through the drawing and then stick the toothpick into the potato to create your “potato person.” Set your creation on the counter in your kitchen as a reminder to use your gifts together to make a greater difference.

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