Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
- Students will learn God expects us to help those we see who need help.
- Students will learn everyone is worthy of our help, whether we like them or not.
- Students will learn God expects us to have a generous and serving heart.
- Students will learn how to show kindness to those who may not treat them nicely.
Guiding Question: How can the students learn how God wants them to treat others?
Materials: paper, markers, pens
Procedure: Review the story of the Good Samaritan especially focusing on how the attack of the Samaritan was uncalled for and how he could have been helped. Ask the students how it was a godly act for the person to stop and help him? When are times in our lives when we can show godly attitudes when helping others? Explain that God values a heart that shows kindness and love while serving others. We should love and help others the way we would want them to do for us. It is important to God that we serve those who don’t like us. It gives us an opportunity to show God’s love to them and lead them to see what Christianity looks like.
Brainstorm with students different ways they can be kind to those who aren’t kind to them. Encourage them to pick at least one of their ideas and commit to doing it as many times as possible before your next class. Have them create a visual reminder for their room or backpack to help them remember.
Additional Questions: How can students model showing kindness to others?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a skit in which they recreate The Good Samaritan story or a skit where they show a situation that allows someone to do something good for someone else.