Grove Kids -February 12, 2023

Road Rules: Ride with Respect

This Month’s Memory Verse:

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV

This Month’s Virtue:

Respect—Showing others they are important by what you say and do

All About Love

Love Your Enemies | Matthew 5:43-47

Jesus brought His followers to a mountain to explain to them what it means to live as part of God’s kingdom. During that message, Jesus said something surprising about loving others and treating them with respect. In Matthew 5:43-47 Jesus said, “You’ve heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor. Hate your enemy.’ But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.” Jesus wanted His followers to understand that being kind, loving, and respectful matters even more than we think. Everyone deserves a chance to be shown respect.

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

Bottom Line

Show respect even when you don’t get along.

We tend to make judgement calls on who deserves to receive our respect. But that’s not the way God works. ALL people are created in God’s image. Regardless of how much we get along with others, we should work to be nice, show respect, and share God’s love with them. We’ll help kids understand how they can do this for the people in their lives.

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