GOD VIEW: The connection between love and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. Love is choosing to treat other the way you want to be treated.
FEBRUARY WEEK THREE: Jesus brought His followers to a mountain to explain to them what it means to live as part of God’s kingdom. During that message, He said something surprising about love. In Matthew 5:43-47 Jesus said, You’ve heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor. Hate your enemy.’ But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you, (NIrV). Jesus wanted to be sure that love is bigger than we think, and everyone deserves love.
BOTTOM LINE: Love others because they matter to God. We tend to make judgement calls on who deserves to receive love. But that’s not the way God works. All people are created in God’s image, and regardless of how much we get along or not, we should work to be nice and show God’s love to them. We’ll help kids understand how they can do this for the people in their life.
KIDS FIRST Covington
If you remember where we left off last week in Children’s Church, Jesus has just said that his followers should let the world see their goodness and that will have a profound effect on the people of the world. In this next section in Matthew 5:17-20, Jesus goes on to describe what goodness looks like. Exactly what did Jesus mean? What kind of goodness was he looking for? And exactly how good was good enough?
We learned that the one who is really fulfilling his role as a citizen of God’s kingdom is one who follows God’s commands and teaches others to do so too. They will be recognized as the great ones in the kingdom. When we put our trust in Jesus, he gives us his righteousness. In God’s eyes, he makes us completely righteous.
In KIDS FIRST Third Friday Serves, we enjoyed pizza, open gym time, and a service project. January’s service project was creating no-sew fleece blankets for Binky Patrol. Fleece blankets collected through Binky Patrol are delivered to children in hospitals and shelters. We will make another two blankets for our February service project.
KIDS FIRST Sunday School 9:45am-10:45am
KIDS FIRST Children’s Church 8:30am-9:30am & 11:00am-12:00pm