Week of February 21, 2021

Maybe God is Like That Too

By Jennifer Grant

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23a

Preschool Series - JESUS AND HIS MIRACLES

In this series, children will discover that one of the ways Jesus showed people that he is God was through miracles. Children will learn a few of the amazing miracles that Jesus performed while he was here on earth, and that Jesus did these things out of his great love for people.

“All things are possible with God.”

Mark 10:27

Jesus brings a girl back to life.

Luke 8:49-56

All things are possible with God.

Doctors know all about how our bodies work so they can help us feel better when we’re sick.

One of the ways Jesus shows us he is God is through miracles.

In today’s Bible story, Jesus brings a dead girl back to life!

Time to Colour!

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Who do you go to?

Who do you go to when your pet is sick?

Who do you go to when you scrape your knee?

Who can you go to anytime—day or night?

Who do you go to when something seems impossible?

When something seems impossible, God can help us. Only God can do the impossible!

Jesus shows us he is God through miracles.

Sing and Dance!

Jesus shows us He is God.

February Series - MIRACLES

Jesus showed us that he really is God’s Son through his teaching, great love, and miracles. His miracles weren't just for a good show, but to pour his love and compassion on those who really needed it most. There was love and meaning wrapped in to each one. In this series, students will learn through the miracles of Jesus and see his immense love for people.

God is the Father who gives tender love. All comfort comes from him. He comforts us in all our troubles. Now we can comfort others when they are in trouble.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIRV)

K - Grade 3

Conversation starters...

When have you felt sad or hurt and someone showed you compassion?

How did they help you?

Compassion means doing something to help someone who is hurting.

Read Luke 7:36-50

A Sinful Woman Comes to Jesus

What is this story about?

What does this story tell you about Jesus (who is God)?

Pray...

that God would help you to share his love with others by showing them compassion.

We can share God’s love by being compassionate.

Who in my family, school, or community is sad, sick, or lonely?

In each circle, draw a picture or write the names of people you know who are sad, sick or lonely.

How might Jesus show compassion to these people?

How could you?

Draw or write two different ideas in the rectangles. Place a sticker beside one to show that you will try to do that thing this week.

How does your compassion show God’s love to others?

When we show compassion, we show others God’s love.

Wk 3 - Sad Sick Lonely.pdf

Grades 4-6

Conversation starters...

When you hear the word “compassion”, what comes to mind? Why?

Being compassionate includes doing something to help someone who’s hurting, sad, or lonely.

Read Luke 7:36-50

A Sinful Woman Comes to Jesus

What is this story about?

What does this story tell you about Jesus (who is God)?

Who were the three people described in the video and what were they like?

Simon wanted to be with the “cool kids” and not associate with what’s unpopular. The woman was an unpopular outsider who no one wanted to be around because of her sin. Jesus showed compassion, care, and love no matter how it looked to others.

Think about a time when you acted like Simon.

Why did you act this way?

Think about a time when you felt like the woman—unpopular, unwanted, or an outsider.

How did it feel and what could someone have done to help you in that situation.

Share about a time when you responded like Jesus and showed compassion, care, or love to someone who really needed it.

Who in my family, school, or community is sad, sick, or lonely?

Think of the names of people you know who are sad, sick or lonely.

How might Jesus show compassion to these people?

How could you?

What is one thing you could do this week to show these people compassion?

How does your compassion show God’s love to others?

Wk 3 - Sad Sick Lonely.pdf

Do we see people?

Can you think of a time you saw someone who was genuinely hurting, lonely, anxious, or afraid? What did you do? Say? How do we grow more attentive and aware so that we can truly “see people” around us?

We can share God’s love by being compassionate.

Grades 7-9

Hangout

In the past week, have you said something along the line of “I feel bad for...”? If so, how did that sentence end?

When you think about suffering and injustice, what or who comes to mind?

When you think about suffering and injustice in your school, what or who comes to mind?

What kinds of things make you think, “Someone should do something about that!”?

Read Luke 7:13

Have you ever experienced or seen something that made your heart overflow with compassion? In other words, what made you feel so strongly that it prompted you to do something?

We all feel compassion for very different people and things (e.g., for people who go hungry, or for kids who are bullied and hurting, or for those who are victims of human slavery). Jesus felt great compassion, too!

Read Matthew 14:14

Who did Jesus feel compassion for in this verse?

What did he do about it?

Read Psalm 145:8-9

How do you think God has shown compassion for his creation?

Do you feel compassion for our planet? Why or why not? Do you think this is an issue that Christ-followers should care more about?

Read 2Corinthians 1:3-4

What does this passage say about how we’ve been shown compassion?

If you had never been shown that love, would you know how to give it?

What does this passage tell us we can do?

Huddle

A comedian once said, “I always thought somebody should do something about that. Then I realized, I am somebody.” A politician said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” And a musician said, “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look in the mirror and make a change.”

Jesus often showed compassion. As Jesus-followers, what should we do?

What is one area where you feel driven to show compassion and actually do something about it.

What will you commit to do?

Pray

Ask God to lead you as you embody compassion for others.

We can share God’s love by being compassionate.