KINDNESS: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Series Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NIV)
Main Point: Be kind to your family and friends.
Bible Story: Ruth and Boaz | Ruth 1 and 2
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.
This weekend we learned that we can be kind to our family and friends.
In Ruth 1 and 2, Ruth has the opportunity to return home to her family. Instead, she chooses to show kindness to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and stay with her. Ruth’s kindness doesn’t go unnoticed. Boaz notices how Ruth is caring for her mother-in-law. He goes above and beyond to care for Ruth and completely changed her life. When it comes to our family and friends, we often find ourselves taking them for granted. We can show kindness to those we care about most – our family and friends.
At dinner this week, ask:
- When is it hard to be kind?
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 Rewind, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Luke 6:31 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, kindness, means!