All December, we excited to learn more about who God is by taking a close look at the Christmas story. God saw our greatest need and did something about it! The Christmas story shows an important facet of God’s character- that God is full of compassion. All month long, we will look at the compassion God showed us and then ask ourselves how to show compassion to others.
Compassion is caring enough to do something about someone else’s need.
God’s example of compassion is summarized in the monthly Memory Verse: “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIrV) God saw the world’s greatest need and cared enough to do something.
Week 1, we will look at God’s compassion as seen when the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary (Luke 1:26-33). The angel told Mary that God saw His people’s need. Immanuel, God with us, came to rescue us! Our Bottom Line is that God saw our greatest need. Whose needs do you see?
Week 2, we will look at God’s compassion as seen when Jesus was bron (Luke 2:1-7). God didn’t just see our needs. He did something to meet our need! Our Bottom Line is: God gave us the greatest gift. What will you give?
Week 3, we will look at God’s compassion as seen when the shepherds visited Jesus (Luke 2:8-20). When the shepherds saw baby Jesus, they wanted to tell everyone that God met their greatest need. Our Bottom Line is: God gave us great news. Who will you tell?
Week 4, we will look at the compassion God showed us, and ask ourselves how we can show compassion to others. It’s God’s love in us that gives us the passion, energy, and creativity to do something to help others. Our Bottom Line is: God showed the world His love. How will you show the world?
Each month, we provide elementary parents with a great resource called “God Time”. This free resource gives you and your child the opportunity to keep learning about the things he or she learned on Sunday morning! These short devotionals take no more than 5 minutes and help your child further understand who God is and what matters to Him. Make sure to pick it up as you leave the Antioch Kids hallway this Sunday! Or click below to see it now!