The Good Samaritan is our Bible focus this week where we take a closer look at Christs’ example of how to love.
How He loves us.
And how we can love others.
The Good Samaritan is a compelling story of the most unlikely helper that went above and beyond what was expected. This week, Make It Personal, and invest a few minutes reading Luke 10:25-37. Invite God to show you how you can live out these values in your own life.
Elementary (Kindergarten to 3rd grade)
In this week’s Bible story, Abigail intervenes (1 Samuel 25:1-25) when her husband picks a fight with David. Abigail immediately knew what was happening and made a plan to present gifts to David and calm his anger. Her quick action promoted peace between the two men.
Our Bottom Line is: prove you care about others by being part of the solution. Peace is sometimes about stopping an argument before it can escalate in to something worse. Creating peace between two other people will take time and energy.
Our memory verse this month is: “So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hart to build each other up.” Romans 14:19, NIrV.
When friends are fighting, do all you can to encourage peace between them. Avoid gossip and taking sides. Help them find a peaceable solution so everyone can remain friends.
This week, Create a Rhythm, by sharing regular prayer time together. Meet in the hallway just before bed, take a seat in the floor and share some time praying together. Talk about opportunities you’ve had to create peace between two other people.
Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)
Are You Following or Leading?
If we use Philippians 4:8 as our filter…
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
… then the phrase…
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
…doesn’t really fit into our lives, does it?
If we are to lead by example then we can’t afford the luxury of “going with the flow”. And neither can our kids.
Philippians 4:8 has been the scripture focus to remind us that our Heavenly Father wants us to focus on different things. We don’t want to live life believing that secular music & any movie beyond a PG rating is to be avoided at all cost.
We want our kids to learn that our hearts can gravitate away from God when we don’t actively focus on Him.
Our attention is easily diverted to our own wants and desires when we don’t intentionally focus on the wants and desires of our Heavenly Father.
Following or Leading begins with you.
No one else can make the decision for you.
This week, Make It Personal, by investing time repeating Philippians 4:8 you mind and asking God to show you where He wants you to refocus.