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.)