This month, we’re working to build into kids a love for others. Imagine with me, for a moment, a world filled with men and women who love others the way Jesus loves us. That’s what we want for our preschoolers.
We’ll begin with the story of the Good Samaritan. He was a great example of how to love everyone. Jesus was always helping people—no matter who they were—and that’s what the Good Samaritan did too. We want our preschoolers to know that they can love others by helping.
After we talk about helping, we’ll move on to sharing. We’ll tell the story of the guy who built bigger barns for his grain, instead of sharing with people who needed food. Our preschoolers are going to learn that sharing is the way to go, when you have overflow!
Then, we’ll talk about how we can still love others by sharing, even when we have a little. In fact, it’s an even bigger expression of love when we share out of our little, like the widow who shared two small coins.
We’ll wrap up the month with the prodigal son where we’ll see that we can love, no matter what, thanks to forgiveness. Just like Jesus loves us, even when we do something wrong, we can love others, even when they do something wrong.
It’s going to be an awesome month of building with our preschoolers. We’ll be building into kids who can then proclaim, “I can love everyone.”
The basic truth being taught in March is Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Our key question is “How can you love like Jesus?”
The bottom line is “I can love everyone.”
Our memory verse comes from John 13:34, “Love one another.”
Jesus tells a story about a Samaritan man who stops to care for a stranger that was beaten and robbed.
A man has a good crop that produces so much food that he builds bigger barns to hold it rather than sharing it with people in need.
A poor widow gives everything she has to a temple offering.
A son takes his inheritance from his dad and wastes it all. When he returns broke, dirty, and hungry, the father forgives him and loves him no matter what.