"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
How many people do you think there is in the entire world? Have you guessed it? There is more than 7 billion people living on earth! I can't even count that far! The reality is that although we would like for everyone to get along with us, that isn't always the case.
I'm not perfect. People aren't perfect. Sooner or later someone is going to do us wrong like call you a mean name, or take your last potato chip, or cut in line in front of you. Thes...
"Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too."
Have you ever done something nice for someone? Has someone ever done something nice for you? How did you feel?
Being kind has a huge impact on this world! How does being kind look like? Being kind is when someone calls you a name and you still share your snack with them at recess. Being kind is pouring cereal for your sibling before doing it to yourself.
Being kind is more than just being nice to someone. Being kind means that we aren't thinking about what is best for us, but for others. Like our...
"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones."
What are some things that you are good at? What are some things that your siblings or friends are good at? What are some things that certain famous people are good at? Every person is different and every person is good at different things.
God made us all so unique. No two of us are the same. Some are good singers, artist, soccer players, listeners, and the list goes on! God wants us to love one another in everything. This means that we should not be envious of others...
"...Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
Do you play a sport? Maybe you like to draw? Or you play an instrument? Maybe you prefer red Powerade or blue Powerade? Every person is different and we like different things, but despite our differences we are all loved by God and we are called to love like him!
When Jesus was on earth he loved on every person he encountered. He loved robbers, sick people, poor people, rich people, mean people, kids, teens, EVERYONE. It didn't matter that they were different than him, he still loved them.
“Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”
Have you ever gone fishing? Have you ever caught a fish? If you haven't gone fishing, I recommend you do. It's so much fun and so exciting when you feel the tug of the string on your fishing rod.
Did you know that God has called each of us to be fishermen? Not to catch physical fish, but to be fishers of men. Now, don't go walking around with a fishing rod and hook to catch people. The way we fish for people is by telling them about Jesus!
“...we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.”
Have you ever gone on a long trip? You are so excited to get to the place you are going that the it seemed like you were never gonna get there. You and I are on a similar trip, but our destination isn't some amusement park or beach. Our destination is HEAVEN!
Before Jesus left, he told his friends that he would be back again soon to take them with him. He was going to prepare a place for them. All they had to do was wait and be ready because no one would know the t...
“Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well.”
Is being sick fun? Not at all. But we've all been sick at some point. Sickness is just another result of the fall of man in the garden. But the good news is that Jesus has a solution to all of that!
Sometimes we think that Jesus only healed people while he was here on earth, but he is the same and he still does it today! All we have to do is have faith that he can and ask him in prayer and he will give us what we need. Sometimes it's not what we expect, but he knows what's best.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Do you play any sports? What do you like about playing the sport that you play? Would you be able to play if you were alone? If no one was on your team? Probably not. It's not as fun right?
You, me, and everyone who believes in Jesus are also on a team. Not a big sports team, but on God's team. God put us on this team so we could help each other and fulfill his mission. This is the Church!
The Church of Jesus is more than just a building we go to every Sunday. We are the church everywhere we go. We are the b...
How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? It has to go through a process. It starts off with a little egg. Then in grows into a caterpillar. The caterpillar then goes into a cocoon to come out a beautiful butterfly!
You and I also go through a process. When we give our lives to Jesus, God calls us "holy." We are cleaned from all our yucky sin. Every single day we have to strive to be more like Jesus. This is called "Sanctification."
Jesus left an example for us to follow. He gave us his word to guide our path. He sen...
The gift of salvation that Jesus gave all of us is something we should never forget. While Jesus was here on earth he did two things that he wanted us also to do so we could always remember his gift.
Jesus took something we call "Communion" or " The Lord's Supper" with his 12 friends so they could also do it after he left. When we take communion, we remember Jesus' act of love on the cross. The bread represents his body that was beaten, broken, and bruised. The juice was so they could remember his blood. Jesus’ bloo...