This month we will be learning about service, which is lending a hand to help someone else. We usually think that being served is better than having to serve someone else, but Jesus teaches us that we were made to serve others.
Our memory verse this month is Mark 9:35 - “Jesus sat down and called for the 12 disciples to come to him. Then he said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last. They must be the servant of everyone.’” This verse will challenge us to think differently about the world, and choose to serve others rather than desire for others to serve us.
This week, we look at something Peter wrote in 1 Peter 4:10-11. He reminded people in the early church how God’s Holy Spirit gave each of them a spiritual gift. These gifts are not for our own benefit. Rather, they should be used to benefit everyone. When we use those gifts, we can point others to Jesus.
Bottom Line: Look for ways to serve others. Kids are just becoming aware of the needs around them. As leaders, we can help them notice the people around them who may have a need they can meet. God gives gifts to everyone who follows Jesus they can use to give back and help others know Jesus.
See you Thursday!
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