July 19, 2020
Parents, this lesson is simple to use. Just follow the instructions and have a great time with your kids at home worshipping God and learning from His Word together!
Lesson: God’s Kind Of Kindness
Bible Passage: 2 Samuel 9:1-11
First watch this lesson video:
Discussion & Activities
Now it’s time to talk about the lesson together.
Let your interactions with your child help you determine what parts of this section to use. Use this as a time to talk, learn, pray and worship together.
These activities can also extend into the week.
1. Talk about the lesson
Read part of the scene from today’s Bible story in 2 Samuel 9:5-11 and act out the parts as you read. You’ll need family members to play the roles of:
- – King David,
- – Mephibosheth
- – Ziba
Ask: Why did David want to show kindness to Saul’s family even though Saul hated him?
Put kindness into practice:
- Form a circle. Have a family member sit in the middle. Everyone else will each say something kind to the family member in the middle. Make sure each person gets a turn sitting in the middle and having kind words said to them.
- Think of random acts of kindness you can show this week. These can be acts of kindness toward each other, or towards those outside your family too. Maybe your family can surprise a stranger by paying for their lunch, surprise a neighbor by watering their lawn/flowers, give a compliment to the cashier at the store… Each night at dinner have family members share any random acts of kindness they performed that day.
If your child likes to color, print out these coloring pages about kindness to color while you talk:
Write the memory verse on a piece of paper and put it up on the refrigerator as a reminder for everyone:
“Anyone who serves the Lord must not fight. Instead he must be kind to everyone.” – 2 Timothy 2:24
3. Pray together
Use the P.R.A.Y. method from the Build-a-Prayer workshop.
P – (PRAISE)
- Have everyone take a moment to think about how kind God is. Take turns thanking God for the ways he is kind.
R – (REPENT)
- Have a moment of silence for everyone to quietly confess to God ways they have been unkind.
A – (ASK)
- Have someone pray: “Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for bringing us into your family. As Your children we want to be like You. Please help us to keep our eyes open so we can notice when someone needs us to share an act of kindness. Please grow the fruit of kindness in each of us and help us spread your kindness to everyone around us.”
Y – (YIELD)
- Close with this prayer: “God, you are the kindest in all the universe. You put us before Yourself when You died on the cross for our sins. Help us when we are feeling selfish to yield to You. Help us to put You and others before ourselves. May the Holy Spirit fill us and change us this week, in Jesus’ Name we pray.”
4. Sing together
Here’s a fun song =[about being kind:
Here’s a song to help you learn the Fruit of the Spirit:
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