Kid Life – Be Kinder Than You Have to Be

For week three, we head to Matthew 5:41. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught, “Suppose someone forces you to go one mile. Go two miles with them,” (NIrV). To us that might sound strange, but to those listening—not so much. Roman soldiers could force them to carry their pack for a full mile. Jesus reminds His followers to go above and beyond in how they respond to others.

Bottom Line: Be kinder than you have to be. Often kindness can feel like an obligation. Because of that, we tend to do the bear minimum when it comes to showing kindness. What if we helped kids look at it differently? What if helped them see that kindness can be extravagant and unexpected. It’s that sort of kindness that can change people’s hearts and show them how much God loves them.

FEBRUARY MEMORY VERSE
“YOU ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. YOU ARE HOLY AND DEARLY LOVED. SO PUT ON TENDER MERCY AND KINDNESS AS IF THEY WERE YOUR CLOTHES. DON’T BE PROUD. BE GENTLE AND PATIENT.”
COLOSSIANS 3:12, NIRV

Kid Life is the elementary school ministry of New Life Church.

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