Hi all! Welcome to March! This month we will be learning about the things Jesus taught us and later in the month, Easter.
Today’s story comes from Luke 6: 27-36. (Also found in Matthew 7)
Jesus was teaching one day and He told the people something very important. He said “Love your enemies, and be nice to people, even if they are not nice to you. If someone is mean to you, pray for them. If someone hurts you, don’t hurt them back. If anyone asks you for something and you have it, then give it to them.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
This is called the “golden rule.”
Jesus said “It’s easy to love people who are nice to you…everybody can do that!? But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Merciful means forgiving or compassionate).
God always forgives us and gives us good things…even if we make bad choices and sin, He still forgives us and still loves us. And that’s how we should be with other people. If they are mean to us or hurt us, we can pray for them and forgive them.
We can treat people the way we want to be treated. Does that mean if you are nice, everyone else will be too?
No…probably not. Sometimes even if you are very very nice, other people will still make bad choices. But that’s when we remember ALL that God has given us and done for us and how much He loves us…then we can show that same kind of love to other people.
For our craft today we made hats to wear around to help memorize our verse of the day.
We cut a circle out of paper plates and wrote the verse on a heart which we taped to the hat. (If you have a pipe cleaner you should probably tape that on the back of the heart and onto the hat. We didn’t and it made out hearts very floppy).
Our text reads: Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
This video is from Steve Green’s “Hide ’em in your heart Vol 1.”
Thanks for joining us today! Love to you all!