This week our Elementary students are talking about spending their money wisely and to be honest I feel a bit like this baby sometimes; perplexed, when it comes to being a good steward of my money.
Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan. He used what He had—from bread and fish, to dirt and spit—to perform miracles, helping people see and eat. Everything Jesus did showed us how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.
Key Question: How can you best use your money? They may not have a lot of it, but kids this age are starting to have some “pocket money” of their own. And even if they don’t, now is a perfect time to set a foundation of stewardship related to how we use the money we have in a way that honors God. We’ll walk kids through the principles of give, save, and spend, so when they ask themselves this question, they’ll have a perfect starting point to make wise choices with their money throughout their lives.
A huge way we can use our money wisely is by how we give some away to help others. We’ll look at something Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give . . . God loves a cheerful giver, (NIrV). We have opportunities every day to spend money on all sorts of things and experiences. But what if we looked at our money differently? What if we looked at money through the eyes of stewardship and saw that how we use our money reflects how we take care of what God has given to us.
Bottom Line: Use your money wisely. One of the best ways we can use our money is to give some away and allow God to something amazing with it. We’ll help kids figure out ways then can give, save and spend their money wisely.
Our Preschoolers are continuing to learn about David. This week David wants to keep his promise to his good friend, Jonathan, to always take care of his family. He has his servants search until they find Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. The servants bring Mephibosheth, who is lame in both feet, to the David, and he provides all that Mephibosheth needs. David even invited Mephibosheth to eat at the king’s table. Our preschoolers will learn that God can help me help others.
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