What We Learned This Weekend...February 26/27, 2011

Critter Cove & Short Boarders
Birth - Kindergarten

Luke 10:25-37
Jesus tells the story of a Samaritan man who stops to care for a badly beaten Jewish man. He told this story to teach that all people should be considered a neighbor. Cuddle up with your child and pray with him: 

"Dear God, thank You for our good friends. Thank You for [name several of your child's friends]. Most of all, thank You for our best friend, Jesus. Help [name of child] to love his friends as much as Jesus loves him. Amen."

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Beach House
Grades 1 - 6

We’ve defined kindness as showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. It’s easy to be kind to those who are kind to us, but where the rubber meets the road is how we treat those who aren’t so kind to us, those who do, say, and dish out unkindly—in short, our enemies. Which is why today’s Bible story is particularly delectable for those who like an unexpected twist: Jesus turning a self-proclaimed and determined detractor into one of the most influential and prolific believers of all time through a “son of encouragement,” who negotiated a second chance for a former enemy. But that’s just the crazy kind of kindness that God offers us: He’s the Master of second chances—and third and tenth and five hundredth chances. When

God offered us salvation through Jesus, He performed the most extreme and unexpected act of kindness ever. Because God gives us a “second chance,” He wants us to do the same for others. He wants us to do for our enemies what they wouldn’t do for us. When we do, there’s no telling what God will do in people’s hearts.

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