Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.
Series Memory Verse: “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t miss your chance to give.
Bible Story: Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns | Luke 12:13-21
Every good and perfect gift comes from God. In fact, generosity is at the very core of God’s character— He even gave us His own son, Jesus! Jesus showed unwavering generosity as He traded His life for ours. And, because God gave us Jesus and Jesus gave His life, we can be generous towards others. Not only that, but when we are generous towards others, we prove that we love God by loving the people He loves.
This weekend we remembered that we all have a chance to give.
The man from our Bible story didn’t want to give up any of what he had. But having all that stuff didn’t bring him happiness. Jesus tells us through this parable: Don’t miss your chance to give. God wants you to give and be willing to share because when you’re generous, you show others that you love them and that they’re more important than having stuff. You also show them that God loves them and cares for them.
At dinner this week, ask:
- Is it easy or hard for you to give to others? Why?
- What’s something that’s easy for you to give? Why?
- What’s something that’s hard for you to give? Why?
- Why does God want us to give?
The 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 The Big Give, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Timothy 6:9, in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, generosity, means!