LUKE 10:38-42 Jesus wants to spend time
with Mary and Martha.
SAY THIS: Who loves you? Jesus loves me.
As you drive, tell your child to look for things that are very high. Maybe it's a tall truck or a building or an airplane that is way, way high in the air. Talk about how Jesus' love for us is SO high, no one can measure it! It never stops!
“How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”
Ephesians 3:18, NIV
BASIC TRUTH: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
3 WAYS TO TEACH YOUR KIDS
TO BE SERVANT-HEARTED
As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be compassionate, generous adults who serve others well. And if you watch your kids closely, you’ll see evidence of empathy in their nature—in how they kiss their stuffed animals, doctor your (fake) boo boos, and freely give their love to family pets.
But their natural capacity for compassion has to compete with a number of other developmental and environmental forces. A kid’s lack of impulse control prompts them to snatch their toy from their sister. And their belief that they are the center of the universe makes it difficult for them to let their friend choose which movie they watch. Those factors, combined with our self-centered culture can make it feel impossible to raise a kid who is servant-hearted.
Service is defined as “Lending a hand to help someone else.” How can we teach our kids to embody this principle? How can we teach our kids to use their hands to give instead of take? . . .