YEAH! Church - Sunday, February 7, 2021
"Fruit of the Spirit" - Being careful is another way of saying being gentle. God wants us to be gentle with others–gentle with their feelings and how we treat them. When we aren’t gentle we risk hurting others, but God wants us to treat others the way we want to be treated, so we always need to be careful. Being gentle shows that you care!
~ Pastor Jane
Today’s Lesson - “Being Gentle Shows You Care”
The Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFJgacjfO8M (Douglas - Gentleness)
People were excited to hear that Jesus had come to town. They looked forward to hearing him teach, watching as he performed miracles and spending time with him. Jesus was very kind and gentle. He wasn’t mean or impatient.
But when the parents with children tried to get close to Jesus, the disciples told them to go away. They only saw that Jesus was already busy...too busy for a bunch of kids and their parents.
When Jesus heard the disciples, he rebuked them (that means he ‘told them off’). “Don’t stop the children from coming!” He then told the disciples that in his kingdom, children were very important and that the adults should learn to be like them.
He then hugged them in his arms and blessed them. He showed them how important he thought they were by how gentle he was with them.
• The parents wanted to have Jesus bless their children. Why?
• The disciples told them to go away. What did Jesus say to that?
• Jesus gave all the children hugs and a blessing–he prayed over them and asked God to take care of them. How do you think that made the children feel?
• We need to treat others kindly and gently, just as Jesus did.
Galatians 5:22-23- “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
Prayer - Thank you, God, for how gently Jesus treated people. It shows us how much he loved them. It also reminds us to show love to others and be careful of how we treat them too.
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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