Main point: Jesus can help me choose kindness.
Bible story: The Good Samaritan ● Luke 10:25-37
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
- What did the two mean men take from the hurt man? (money)
- Did the first two men who walked by the hurt man stop to help him? (no)
- Did the third man, a Samaritan, stop to help the hurt man? (yes)
- Did the Samaritan give the hurt man bandages or bananas? (bandages)
- The Samaritan chose to be kind even though his people and the hurt man’s people weren’t friends. Can Jesus help us choose kindness, too? (yes)
- Who can help you do everything? (Jesus can help me do everything.)
Family Activity: Help a Friend
WHAT YOU NEED: blankets, stuffed animals
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Lay the blankets out on the floor to make a path. Then, set the stuffed animals down at different spots along the path.
- During the Activity: Invite your child to walk along the road with you. As you walk, pick up stuffed friends to help them.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “Jesus can help us choose kindness. Our Bible story told us that Jesus wants us to help people!”
- During the Activity: “In our Bible story today, the Good Samaritan helped the man who was hurt on the road. Let’s walk on our road (point at the path) and pick up any friends we see so we can help them.” (Do activity.)
- After the Activity: “Great job helping our friends! You are SO kind! You know, Jesus can help us choose kindness. Who can help you do everything?” (Jesus can help me do everything.)