HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.
MAIN POINT: I can put others first by letting go of what I want.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Praying in the Garden | Matthew 26:36-56
MEMORY VERSE: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Jesus is the ultimate example of humility. His ultimate act of humility on Earth was His sacrificial death. Jesus deserved praise and adoration, but sacrificed Himself for us. Out of His love for us He chose the humble route and put us first. It cost Him everything.
This week we talked about when we let go of what we want, we’re better able to put others first.
In Matthew 26:36-56, Jesus showed an unbelievable understanding of how important it was to put the will of the Father ahead of His own. Jesus knew why He came to earth. While He prayed for His Father to make another way, ultimately Jesus knew that He had to let go of what He wanted for the sake of saving the world from sin.
We can put others first by letting go of what I want. At some point in our lives, we’ll be faced with a decision to give up something we want for what someone else wants. For Jesus this was a matter of life and death. While that may not be the case for us, showing humility in these situations is still important is often more important than getting our way.
Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:
- At dinner, TALK about ways in which we win when we put others first.
- At bedtime, read Matthew 26:36-56. Brainstorm some things you might have to give up in order to put others first.
April Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.
During Goooooal, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:
- FINDING Philippians 2:3 in their Bible.
- RECITING Philippians 2:3 from memory.
- SAYING the series virtue, HUMILITY, from memory. (HUMILITY: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.)
Philippians 2:3 describes Jesus’ humility. Jesus left everything He deserved to humble Himself to save us. As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.