Grove Kids -April 2, 2023

Community Garden: Growing from the Ground Up

This Month’s Memory Verse:

“Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3, NIrV

This Month’s Virtue:

Humility—Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve

Washed by the Water

Palm Sunday/Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet | John 12:9-16; 13:1-17 (Matthew 21:1-11)

We start off the month with Palm Sunday in John 12:916 and the Last Supper in John 13:1-17. For Jesus’ triumphal entry, He didn’t ride a mighty warhorse, but rather he chose a humble donkey. The crowds in Jerusalem were ready to make Jesus king. But instead of shopping for a crown, Jesus hosted a meal for His disciples. When they arrived, they might have expected a servant to wash their dirty feet, but instead Jesus did the unexpected. He knelt down, and one by one, washed His disciples’ feet. Jesus set an example of humility for all of us to follow.

I can trust God no matter what.

Bottom Line

Jesus put others first.

As we look at some of Jesus’ last interactions with His closest followers, we pray that kids will understand the importance of putting others first. This isn’t always our first response, but when we choose to show humility and put others first, we get to point others to Jesus.

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