Lesson Goal: The children learned that they should be ready to help all people.
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Help Others, Even if It Costs Us!
Memory Verse: “Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others…” Titus 3:14a (NLT)
This week was all about helping others. Our Bible story was from Luke chapter 10. Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan. The story begins with a Jewish man who was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. He was attacked by bandits who robbed him, beat him up and left him for dead at the side of the road. A priest walked past him without helping him. Later that day, a temple assistant walked by without helping him. Eventually, a Samaritan came by on the road. In those days, Jews and Samaritans hated each other. The Samaritan had every reason not to help this Jewish man. However, instead of walking by, the Samaritan stopped and helped the Jewish man. He bandaged his wounds and put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn. He even paid the innkeeper to take care of the man. We should follow the Samaritan’s example and help people even when it costs us.
We had another visit from, Rock and Scooter who competed in the speed skating event. One of their opponents broke a skate during a time trial before the race. Rock said they should give their opponents a spare pair of skates. Eventually, Scooter agreed and they gave the spare skates to their opponent. The speed skating race was close, but Rock and Scooter lost. Scooter was discouraged until Rock explained that even though it cost them a victory, helping the other team was still the right thing to do.
Throughout this week’s lesson we learned that, to be true disciples of Jesus, we need to help others, even if it cost us.
DON'T FORGET YOUR BIBLE AND OFFERING THIS WEEK TO GET EXTRA POINTS FOR YOUR TEAM, AND MORE ENTRIES INTO THE WINTER EXTREME CELEBRATION ON FEBRUARY 20TH (Ice Skating at the Ice Forum in Kennesaw. Cost is $7 for ice skating, food will be extra. We will leave right after church to eat, then off to the Ice Forum to show off your ice skating skills.)
Lesson Goal: We learned that we should put into action the things we learn from reading our Bible and coming to church.
Main Point: Disciples of Jesus Listen and Obey!
Memory Verse: “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise...” Matthew 7:24a (NLT)
This was the first week of our brand new series: Winter Extreme. This series will help us understand the character qualities we need to be true disciples of Christ. Our Bible story today was from Matthew, chapter 7. Jesus told the parable of the wise and foolish builders. Jesus said that anyone who hears His teaching and puts it into practice is like a wise builder who built his house on rock. Storms and floods come but the house on rock stands secure. He went on to say that anyone who hears His teaching but doesn’t put it into practice is like a foolish builder who built his house on sand. The storms and floods come and the house on sand is washed away. If our lives are built on the firm foundation of Jesus’ teachings, we will be able to handle the storms and problems of life.
We were also introduced to Rock Steadfast, a champion winter sports athlete, and Scooter O’Donnell, Rock’s biggest fan. This year, at the Winter Extreme X-Factor games, it’s a team competition. Unfortunately, Rock’s usual teammate wasn’t able to make it to the games this year. The only replacement available was Scooter O’Donnell, a bumbling fan with very little experience. The event we saw this week was the downhill skiing race. Rock took some time to teach Scooter how to ski. However, when it came time for the event, Scooter didn’t follow any of Rock’s instructions and they lost the race. Scooter showed us that it doesn’t make sense to listen to teaching and not put it into practice.
Don't forget your Bible and Offering this Sunday!!!!