Theme: Serving Others/ Jesus Talks about God’s Kingdom
1. What’s an act of service that you could do today that might bless another person?
2. In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus taught the Parable of the Talents. He told this story along with some others to explain what the kingdom of heaven was like. As you listen to this episode, think about how you can faithfully use the talents and gifts that God has given you to serve him.
Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
A: He doubled his investment- from five to ten.
A: He doubled his investment- from two to four.
A: He buried it in the ground and gave it back to the master when the master returned.
We are called to be servants of God. God has equipped us with gifts and talents to serve him and serve others. As his servants, we share his love by helping out our neighbors, friends, and other people in need. We serve others out of gratitude for what Christ did for us. Jesus came to live, die, and be raised again from the dead for each one of us. Think about how our service changes because of what God has done for us through Jesus. Our service doesn’t earn us God’s love, but it does reflect God’s love to the world.
Read all about serving others in 1 Timothy 4:12, Galatians 1:10, and Philippians 2:3-4. Want to dig deeper and learn more about serving God and others? Check out Kids Corner’s eBook Faith Practices for Families: Serving Others.
Explore and discover what your talents are. Find a way to bless someone with your service. Work through the Gift and Talents Survey on page 16 of the Kids Corner ebook Faith Practices for Families: Serving Others.