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30 March, 2019

David Is Kind to Mephibosheth - 2 Samuel 9


Here’s what happens…

King David finds Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth. David shows kindness by inviting him to the palace, feeding him a meal, and letting him eat at the palace regularly. God was kind to David, and David passed it on. God is kind, so we’re kind.


Bible Point

God is kind, so we’re kind.


Family Together Time

Choose one or two people outside of your household, and overwhelm them with kindness by showing them an act of kindness each day this week! Here are some ideas.

  • Help around the yard or house.
  • Make food for them.
  • Draw pictures for them.
  • Make cards for them.
  • Write heartfelt letters to them.
  • Make a video for them.
  • Text them with encouragement.
  • Call to pray with them.
  • Use your talents to come up with your own kind ideas!


Talk About This…

  • What’s the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?


Discuss and Watch

In our story, David showed kindness to Mephibosheth. But what happens when we’re not quite sure how to be kind? Let’s see what happened to Carl when he tried to be kind.

Watch “Carl the Kind.”

  • Why were Carl’s first efforts to be kind not actually kind?
  • Tell about a time you had good intentions but just messed something up. Share your own story first.
  • Is it still kindness if your heart is in the right place? Explain.

Carl’s heart was in the right place. He wanted to help! But he was so focused on doing something impressive that he wasn’t paying attention to what people actually needed. In the Bible, David took care of Mephibosheth’s needs. We show kindness when we see what will truly help others and show them God’s love. God is kind, so we’re kind.

 

Digging Into the Heart of God. Copyright © Group Publishing, Inc. Permission to reproduce granted for local church use. 

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God Comforts Elijah - 1 Kings 19:1-18

Here’s what happens…

Elijah is tired. He feels defeated, scared, and alone. God gives him rest and food and then speaks in a gentle whisper, addressing Elijah’s concerns. God is comforting, and he helps Elijah see that he’s not going to lose, he has nothing to fear, and he’s not alone.

Bible Point

God is comforting,so we comfort others.

Family Together Time

- Get comfortable! Put on your most comfortable jammies, gather a lot of pillows and blankets, and bring your favorite stuffed animals. (This might be a great bedtime activity!)

- Once you’re all comfortable, talk about problems or troubles your family has faced before. What did God do to comfort you in those times? (Remember, God may have used other people to bring you comfort.)

- Read 2 Corinthians 1:4 in the box above.

- Brainstorm together a way your family can comfort someone you know based on the comfort God gave you during your hard time.

- Do it! Comfort the person you discussed using the ideas you came up with.

Talk About This…

- What’s the most comfortable place you can think of?

Discuss and Watch “Big & Tall”

We’re learning that God is comforting, so we comfort others.

- Tell about a time you felt really discouraged. Share your own story first.

- What did other people do to comfort you?

Let’s see how a bee comforts a flower in our video.

Watch “Big & Tall.”

- What did you notice about the way Buzzly comforted Flowery?

When Flowery needed comforting, Buzzly tried kind words, then thought of a way to help Flowery solve his problem. Those are two great ways to comfort others! God is comforting, so we comfort others.

Digging Into the Heart of God. Copyright © Group Publishing, Inc. Permission to reproduce granted for local church use.

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