Theme: Showing people kindness.
1. Ephesians 4:32 says we should be kind to one another. How would you explain what it means to be kind?
2. In Luke 10:30-35, Jesus told a story about a man from Jerusalem who was beaten by robbers and left by the side of the road. The man was injured and unable to help himself. Two men went by. They saw the injured man, but instead of showing kindness, they hurried past and left him there. A third man came by. He was from the country of Samaria. People from Jerusalem didn’t like Samaritans. They looked down on them and avoided them. You might think the Samaritan would feel the same way. But he didn’t. He helped the injured man, took him to a place where he could be cared for and paid people to care for him. The Samaritan showed kindness, even to an enemy. Jesus explained that we should treat everyone that same way. Think about what it means to be kind, even to people you don’t know, as you listen to today’s episode.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other . . .”
A: He was too young. It was only for the 5th-grade class.
In this episode, Liz and his friends feel bad about how they treated Scooter after he disappears from camp.
In Luke 6:31, God gives us the perfect way to show kindness. It says, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” It’s that simple. In any situation, ask yourself what you would like other people to say to you or do for you. Then do those things for other people. This is sometimes called “The Golden Rule.” If you follow this rule with everyone you meet, then you will be kind.
Divide a piece of paper into thirds. Label one section "Iron", one "Silver", and one "Golden". Choose one of these scenarios, or think of your own.
Draw or write three possibilities for how to respond. Iron is unkind. Silver is nice, but not the best. Golden is how you would want to be treated. Keep your eyes out for ways to treat others Golden! Keep the paper for the next episode!