February Series: God showed kindness by sending Jesus for us — even when we didn’t deserve it. Because of God’s love for us, we can be kind to everyone. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. And when you show kindness to others, you give them a glimpse into the heart of God and how much God loves them. Kindness should be a characteristic of people who follow Jesus. Not only did Jesus model kindness, but He also commanded it. He taught us to treat others the way we want to be treated. When we practice kindness toward others, we’re actually living out the ultimate plan God has for the world.
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Jesus showed us how to be kind.
Show Me the Way (The Kindness of Jesus) • Matthew 8:1-4, Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 9:10-13
We start this month in the book of Matthew as we look at three moments of kindness from Jesus’ life. Whether Jesus was healing the sick, blessing little children, or sharing meals with people who others seemed to disregard, He was full of love and kindness. With the way He treated others, Jesus made sure that everyone knew they were valuable in God’s eyes.
Engage in everyday moments together this week:
- Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, tell them something you love about them — something that makes you smile when you think about it.
- Meal Time: At a meal this week, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What are some ways we can love God this week? What are some specific ways we can love others this week?”
- Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid: “Who is someone that makes you smile when you think about them? What is it you like the most about them?”
- Bed Time: Pray for each other: “God, help us to love You and love others this week. Show us specific ways we can, and give us the courage and compassion to do it.”