Sunday 28 February
Use this guide to help your family learn how God can help us live with humility.
First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!
Activity – Different but the Same
What you need
What You Do
Read a set of three items from the list below, and challenge your child to figure out what those three items have in common. Continue through the other sets of items in the list.
picnic, card, pool (types of tables)
yard, pogo, chop (types of sticks)
brown, black, grizzly (types of bears)
skunk, nose, garbage (things that smell)
elephant, car, tree (things that have trunks)
Swiss cheese, doughnut, bowling ball (things that have holes)
ballet, tennis, running (types of shoes)
wagon, cart, steering (types of wheels)
onion, tree, bells (things that have rings)
Talk about the Bible Story
In our game, what did we find out about all those things that seemed so different from each other? (They also had things in common.)
Is that also true about people?
In today’s story, what made the hurt man and the Samaritan different from each other? (At that time, Jewish people and Samaritans didn’t get along.)
How did the priest and the Levite react when they saw the hurt man on the side of the road? (They ignored him.) How do you feel when someone ignores you or simply doesn’t listen to what you have to say?
The Samaritan could have ignored the injured man and walked right on by, but he didn’t. How does it feel when someone who’s different from you is KIND to you?
How can you be kind to someone who’s different from you?
Parents, share about a time when someone who was different from you did something kind for you.
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“Dear God, thank You for this story Jesus told. It reminds us that we should be kind to people who are different from us. Please show us how we can act with love and kindness to EVERYONE we see—not just people who think, talk, or act the way we do. We love You. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”