Gatherling’s Time, Sunday, November 8, 2020

Memory Verse:
Phil 2:4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
It can be hard for our kids to follow this sometimes, but if we model and talk to them about what this looks like we can encourage our kids to become more selfless.
Teach your child to be generous. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says, ” And God will provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” Teach them to be thankful for what God has deemed necessary in their life. This could spill over into to a lesson about tithing. You could have your child donate some of his toys. You could also practice being generous by teaching your child to share.
Serve, serve, serve! The best way to teach your child to be selfless is to give him opportunities to serve others. If you are not able to set something up outside of the home, have him serve others inside of your home. Crown him/her the new dinner helper. Have him set the table, get napkins and drinks for everyone and require him to help clean up after dinner is over. Have him take out the trash or have your daughter help with laundry. Serving each other at home will help set them up for service outside of the home.
Some things your children can do to serve others at home:
 Put away siblings laundry
 Help mom with household chores (Vacuum, dust, dishes)
 Help take care of animals
 Clean a sibling‟s room
 Pick up other‟s shoes from the front door and put them away
 Help cook dinner and clean up afterwards
Some things your children can do outside of the home:
 Volunteer to help stuff mailers at church
 Visit elderly in nursing home
 Help serve food at local homeless shelters
Activity: What Would Jesus Do? Bracelets
color beads, pipe cleaner, letter beads
1. Put one colored bead through the pipe cleaner and tie the end.
2. Fill the bracelet halfway with colored beads.
3. Put the letters W, W, J, D, ? in the middle of the bracelet and then fill the rest of the pipe cleaner with colored beads.
WWJD? Bead Bracelet | Beaded bracelets, Christian bracelets, Bracelets

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