The Stowaway (Scooter, Part 1)

THEME

Community Building. Showing people kindness.

MEMORY VERSE

Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

Ephesians 4:32a

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another...

NOTES

"Be kind!" This is something that parents find themselves saying repeatedly to their children. Kindness doesn't come naturally to most of us. It is something that needs to be taught. Have you set a standard of kindness for your family?


JUST THE FACTS

How well did you listen to the story?

Q. Why couldn’t Scooter go along with the kids on the camping trip?
A. Scooter is too young. It was only for the 5th grade class.

Q. Where did Scooter hide?
A. In the back of the bus.

Q. What gave him away?
A. He sneezed.

Q. What is the name of the camp that the kids went to?
A. Camp Owongoway.

Q. Where does this name mean?
A. I won't go away.

GOOD QUESTION

This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.

Q.
Why is kindness important to God?
A.
First of all, kindness is important to God because God is kind. In Ephesians 2: 6-7 the Bible tells us that Jesus is an expression of God's kindness. So when we look at Jesus, we see the kindness of God. Kindness is also important to God because it is a way that we obey his command to love others (Matthew 22:39). Being kind is a way that we love and 1 Corinthians 13:4 reminds is that "love is kind." Finally, kindness is important because it is evidence of the Spirit's work in our lives. Galatians 5:22 lists kindness as a fruit of the Spirit. So, when we are kind we show that we belong to God.

SO WHAT?

Is there someone you know that needs to be shown kindness? Why don't you do something special for that person today?
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