Grove Kids -February 27, 2022

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Care For The People In Your Neighborhood

This Month’s Memory Verse:

“The Lord has shown you what is good. He has told you what he requires of you. You must act with justice. You must love to show mercy. And you must be humble as you live in the sight of your God.”

Micah 6:8, NIrV

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Jesus Heals Bartimaeus | Mark 10:46-52

In week four, we finish up in Mark 10:46-52 with an encounter between Jesus and Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus was blind. Because of this, he was often ignored by those who passed by him. When he learns that Jesus is passing by, he calls out for help. Rather than walking past and getting on with his day, Jesus takes time to stop and help Bartimaeus. Jesus knew that Bartimaeus had faith and healed him, changing his life forever.

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

Bottom Line

Make time to help others.

We all know people who require some help and compassion. However, we don’t always prioritize those people in our lives. Jesus showed us that prioritizing others and making time for them is important for demonstrating His love. We pray that kids will have a chance to think about the ways they make time throughout their day to meet the needs of those around them.

Message to Parents

Do you even get worried when you have to pray out loud; in public, during a bible study, at the dinner table? You’re not alone. Prayers don’t need to be eloquent or even profound or life-changing. I don’t hang out with my friends and think to myself, “oh boy, I sure hope I inspire or give a great production this time.”  That would seem a little silly, wouldn’t it?  And how much more does our Father in Heaven desire a raw and real relationship with us? In fact, He calls himself, “Abba” (Daddy). He asks that we trust Him enough to sit with him and share our real and raw emotions and words with Him just like any good father would ask. When we pray, we don’t need to impress our Abba.  

A case for praying out loud 

Now for your Kids...

Jesus used very real and natural materials to heal Bartimaeus. Spit and Dirt. We know scientifically that mud alone wouldn’t make a blind man see, but Jesus knew through a miracle and His hands, He could make a deaf man hear, a lame man walk, and yes, a blind man see.  Today my challenge for you is to get a little dirty with your kiddos. Have a little faith and…you guessed it; make some mud pies together. Here is a site to help you along:


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