September 30, 2012: Luke 6:31-36, Told for Younger Children
September 24, 2012 Length: 2:21
One day, Jesus was talking about loving others. First, He said that we should treat other people like we want them to treat us.
Jesus also said that if we love someone who loves us, that is not a special thing. He said even sinners do that. If we are kind to people who are kind to us, that is not special, either. Even sinners do that. And, if we share with people who share with us, that is not special because sinners share when they know someone will share with them.
Jesus said that we need to love even our enemies. He said we should do what is good and share with others. He said we should not think they will give us anything back. If we do this, we will be God’s children.
Jesus said that God is kind to everyone, even people who are not thankful. He is even kind to bad people! Jesus said we should be full of kindness, just like our God, our Father, is.
1. How does Jesus say we should treat others?
2. Has someone ever been mean to you? How did you want them to treat you? How does Jesus say you should treat them?
3. Who should we love?
4. If we do what is good and share with others without thinking they will give us anything back, what will we be?
5. Who does God treat kindly?
6. How can you be full of mercy to others?
"Amidst the sea of chaos and uncertainty that grips the world today, your zeal for God’s Word and love for Christ has shone through like a brilliant flame for all to see. By the grace of the Holy Spirit I see that our Lord is bringing together the most beautiful aspects of Eastern and Western Christendom to breathe life into His One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church, that all may partake of this beautiful gift. God bless you and thank you from the depths of my heart."