Grove Kids - November 28, 2021
Contentment—Learning to be okay with what you have
This Month’s Memory Verse:
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”
Luke 12:15, NIrV
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Giving Freely to the Lord’s People 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
This week, we head to something Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 8:1-5. The believers in Corinth had an opportunity to really help the people who were struggling in Jerusalem. Paul highlighted how the church in Macedonia donated freely, even though they were very poor. This is a great reminder for the Corinthian church and for us—that no matter what we have or what we’ve been through, we can always find something to give.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
You can always use what you have to help someone else.
When we talk about giving, kids might feel like the concept doesn’t apply to them. After all, most of them don’t have extra money laying around that they can share with others. However, when kids start to look at the way God has wired them, they’ll discover ways they can use their time and talents to help others. We pray that kids will get inspired to be content with what they have in order to serve and help those around them.
Message to Parents
Christmas Lights are back!!! Grab the gang, throw them in the family truckster and let’s check out some good old-fashioned Christmas!
Here’s a quick list of places around the valley that will light up your family’s Christmas experience!
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Contentment is learning to be okay with what you have!
Ask your kids, “What’s better? Chocolate or Vanilla? Baseball or Basketball? Hot weather or Cold weather? Mountains or Beach? Giving or Receiving?”
Now read Acts 20:35 together.
Share with them, “I hear you’ve been talking about contentment and learning to be okay with what you have in Grove Kids. Paul wrote these words to the leaders of the early church. Once he put his trust in Jesus, Paul traveled all over, teaching people about Jesus and starting churches along the way. You’ve probably heard about Paul before.”
“But did you know that Paul was a tentmaker? He continued in this work so that he could support himself and could help others in need? Paul understood that wanting more, getting more, holding onto more wasn’t the goal! Jesus tells us it’s better to give than to receive.”
“Do you agree that it’s better to give or receive? As you pray today, as God to help you focus on giving instead of getting so that you can practice being content.”
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