Our Elementary Students will be talking about “Kindness” this month. God was kind to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Even when we were still sinners, Jesus died for us. Because of God’s great love for us, we can be kind to everyone. Jesus personified kindness in the way He lived and interacted with the people He met. But, as we read the Gospels, we find that Jesus didn’t just model kindness. He commanded it. By treating others the way we want to be treated, we live out the way Jesus taught us to live.
Key Question: What does kindness look like? While this may seem like a simple question, elementary aged kids need to start from a concrete idea before connecting that idea to their own life. When kids can identify the kindness of others, they have a better chance of replicating that in their own life. We want kids to figure out how they can show kindness to others based on the ways people have been kind to them.
We start the month talking about the foundation for our kindness. In Titus 3:4-7, Paul talked about God’s amazing kindness towards us. God poured out His kindness when He sent Jesus to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. We can have life forever because of God’s kindness and love.
Bottom Line: Be kind to others because God is kind to you. We pray that as kids learn about God’s kindness through Jesus, they will see how they can reflect God’s kindness to the people in their life.
Jesus loves everyone is the sweetest news we will ever share with our Preschoolers. And since sweets are a HUGE part of this month—with all of the heart-shaped cookies and candy hearts—we decided the perfect theme for February would be SWEET SHOP!!
We will hear the stories of the woman at the well, Zacchaeus, the unloved woman, and Peter. Jesus showed love to all of these people, and it’s the same kind of love He has for you and me and every preschooler that we get to teach each Sunday. We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that Jesus loves us all, no matter what, and He will never stop loving us.
We’ll begin the month learning about the woman at the well. Even though she was from a different place than Jesus, He still wanted to be her friend. Jesus loves everyone. No matter where we’re from, Jesus loves us. No matter how different we are from each other, Jesus loves us.