CrossKids Devo | God's Love (Part 2)
Say: When people like a movie, they sometimes give it a thumbs-up. Demonstrate. Really like the movie? Two thumbs-up. If they dislike or really dislike the movie, they give it one or two thumbs-down. Demonstrate.
Please rate how this past week has gone for you. Was it a one or two thumbs-up week? A one or two thumbs-down week? Or maybe you'd give it one thumbs-up and one thumbs-down--it was a good and bad week.
Rate your week now.
After kids rate their weeks, give kids 30 seconds each to explain why they rated their weeks as they did. You'll go first, sharing a story that models the sort of brief, personal stories you hope kids will share too.
Children will express themselves more over time, and hearing their stories will help you adapt this session to make it even more relevant to your kids' lives. Bible Time – God's Love (Part 2) – 1 John 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13 Verse Of The Day: 1 John 4:8 (Same as yesterday)
Read: 1 Corinthians 13 (Same as yesterday)
Story: Eric finally finished all the yard work and needed to hurry home for dinner. Eric told Mrs. Wilson he was finished and asked her if she needed anything done tomorrow. Mrs. Wilson smiled, “That’s all I have for a while, Eric. Thank you!” Eric went over to his bike and saw the tire was flat. “Oh no!” moaned Eric. He noticed Tommy across the street with a smile on his face. “Did you see someone messing with my bike?” asked Eric. “Maybe”, replied Tommy. “Did you do this?” asked Eric. “And what would you do if I did?” responded Tommy. “Nothing,” replied Eric, in a rather passive tone that surprised Tommy. Eric picked up his bike and began walking home.
Tommy called out, “You had better walk away, and I better never see you around here again! I mow the lawns around here Buck-o”. Eric was well within hearing range of Tommy’s
harsh words, but he just continued to walk home.
Eric was a Christian. That evening, Eric prayed for Tommy and the whole situation. “Lord, You see everything. I don’t want Tommy to think I’m at war with Him. Give me a chance to tell Him about you…” God was already answering Eric’s prayer for Tommy. Still in a huff, Tommy decided to pay a visit to Mrs. Wilson’s house once more. Tommy knocked on the door. “Can I help you, Tommy?” Mrs. Wilson asked. “Yeah,” said Tommy. “I noticed that Eric was cutting your grass. I just wanted to point out to you that he did an awful job and that I could do a better job, and I would even charge you less than what Eric charged you.” To Be Continued…
Do you think Eric should get even with Tommy? Why or why not?
It was a difficult situation for Eric, but he did not worry that evening. What did he do
Kid’s Bible Dictionary:
Jealousy: Fearful of being replaced by another.