LOVE: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.
MAIN POINT: Comfort others who are hurting.
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm | Mark 4:35-41
MEMORY VERSE: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIV)
God is love. As we read through the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that reaches a dramatic and unmatchable climax when God sends His own Son to die for our sins to ensure we can spend eternity with Him. That ultimate act of perfect love changes everything. And when we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show them a glimpse into this perfect love God has for each and every one of us.
This week we learned love is comforting others when they’re hurting.
In Mark 4:35-41 we look at a Bible story from a different point of view. Jesus and His disciples were out on the sea when a flash storm struck fear into the disciples. Jesus showed love for His disciples. He calmed the storm and showed that He can be trusted no matter what.
Just like Jesus comforted the disciples, we can comfort others who are hurting. We meet people everyday who need comfort. As kids discover how Jesus showed love in comforting His disciples during the storm, we pray they will start to become aware of ways they can show love and comfort people in their lives. We can all learn to encourage people in our lives and show them how much God cares about their needs.
Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:
- At dinner, ASK: If you were going through something hard, how would you want the people around you to respond?
- At bedtime, read Mark 4: 35-41. Ask God to show you ways to encourage those going through storms this week.
- TV Time: Join everyone’s favorite Scottish Rapper, MC Haggis, as he shares his brilliant insights on love!
February 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 Behind the Scenes, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:
- FINDING 1 John 4:10 in their Bible.
- RECITING 1 John 4:10 from memory.
- SAYING the series virtue, LOVE, from memory. (Love: Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.)
In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.