For the month of December we will teaching your kids all about Compassion. Compassion is caring enough to do something about someone else’s need. God’s compassion for the people He created led to the greatest act of love the world has ever seen. God sent His only Son to make us right with Him. We reflect that compassion when we care about others and show them how much God loves them.
We kick off the month with the greatest verse in all of Scripture, John 3:16. God loves the world so much that He wants to spend forever with us. That was made possible through Jesus! Bottom Line: God did something about our greatest need. Jesus was God’s gift to the world. We pray that kids start to understand their need for a Savior and put their trust in Jesus.
Next, we look at Luke 1:26-56, when Gabriel came and made a huge announcement to Mary. God was about to rescue the world through Jesus, and she had an important role to play. Mary was overwhelmed by God’s love for the world and the part she got to play by fulfilling God’s plan to send a Savior. Bottom Line: God can use anyone to meet others’ needs. For whatever reason, kids may feel like God can’t use them to show others His love. We hope they see through the story of Mary, that God can use anyone to show His compassion to the world.
In week three we head to Luke 2:1-7 to the familiar moment when Jesus is born. Even though Jesus was born where the animals stayed, God took care of all the details. The Savior of the World was born, and God’s compassion for us was on full display. Bottom Line: God gave us the greatest gift. God had been planning a rescue since the very beginning. Jesus was God’s greatest gift to make it possible for all people to be with God forever.
PLEASE NOTE: The last 2 weekends of December (23rd and 29/30) are FAMILY SERVICE WEEKENDS and your elementary kids will be joining you for service. On behalf of the children’s ministry team at Mountainview, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!