Kindness is our focus this month with our Elementary students. We are learning about the many different types of Kindness and how Jesus showed kindness to everyone He encountered.
Key Question: Have you ever received unexpected kindness? Often the best kindness is the kindness that feels completely random. Help kids discover how they feel when someone surprises them with kindness. Help them figure out the unexpected ways they can show kindness to people in their life.
In Matthew 25:35-40,we’ll revisit one of Jesus’ teachings on kindness. For one reason or another, people are overlooked every day—no one even notices them, much less shows kindness to them. But Jesus says that when we show kindness to one of the least of these, it’s as if we’re showing kindness to Him. We hope to discover how they can show kindness to people who are overlooked in their world.
Bottom Line: Be kind to people who are overlooked. Everyone deserves to be treated like they’re valuable, no matter who they are. We hope kids start to see people who have needs and work with the adults in their life to show kindness and meet those needs.
During week three, Preschoolers will hear about the woman that no one else loved—you know, the one that was about to be stoned to death. Yep, Jesus loved her too. Can you imagine how that woman felt when Jesus came to her rescue? Jesus loves us when no one else does. Even when we feel alone, we can know that Jesus loves us.
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