Don’t we all want our children to grow up and recognize that the world doesn’t actually revolve around them? That’s why this month, in our elementary ministry environments, we are going to focus on the virtue of service. Service is lending a hand to help someone else.
As God’s Son, Jesus deserved a palace with a throne, complete with servants waiting on His every need or desire. Yet for Jesus, it wasn’t about the lap of luxury or the fame. Jesus came for a different reason. He came to save us, and He focused His attention on serving, not being served.
We are looking forward to partnering with you to help your kids understand how this word “service” reflects the character of Christ and how it can be lived out of our lives everyday as we become more and more Christ-centered. As we lean into God’s heart and discover what it means to reflect His character to the world around us, we soon discover something more about service. It’s not just what people do for us, but rather what we need to be doing for the people around us.
Bible Story: Soul Server • Mark 10:32-45
Bottom Line: Serve others because of what Jesus did for us.
Bible Story: All Hands on Deck • Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10
Bottom Line: Have a good attitude when you lend a hand.
Bible Story: One Fish, Two Fish, Bread’s the Side Dish • John 6:1-13
Bottom Line: Use what you have to lend a hand.
Bible Story: That’s So Ravens • 1 Kings 17:1-16
Bottom Line: Ask God for what you need to lend a hand.
Bible Story: The Giving Whisperer • Matthew 6:1-4
Bottom Line: Lend a hand without looking for applause.
Monthly Memory Verse: “Let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16, NIrV
Keep the conversation going at home.
As we seek to teach your children about God’s love for them, we know that no one has more influence in their lives than you. We want to partner with you by providing monthly resources for you and your child to connect. Check out the following ways you can keep the conversation going throughout the week!
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