This week's lesson is from the Acts of the Apostles and is a story of the disciples in Jerusalem in the days after Jesus' resurrection and ascension.
Acts 4: 32-35
Today’s Bible story is about being generous.
Invite children to tell a story about this picture. What do you think is happening in this picture?
Share the Story:
Questions to ask after the story:
How are the stories you told the picture like the Bible story?
How did the people care for each other in the Bible story?
At the end of the story, the believers in Jesus were called generous people. What do
you think generous means? A simple definition of generosity is “showing kindness and concern for others.” In the Bible story, the people shared what they had to help others.
How can we be generous today?
Generous Acts: These stories will help children imagine how generosity is beyond giving
money. Read the stories from Resource Sheet 3 to the kids and ask them to suggest what they might be able to do in response.
Generosity Mural: Children will imagine ways that the church today is or can be
generous to persons in need. On a large sheet or several pieces of paper taped together, have the kids draw an outline of your church building that takes up most of the space. Ask the kids to fill in the picture of the church with small drawings of ways that the church is generous to others.
Storybook to share:
"Should I Share My Ice Cream?" By Mo Willems
This week’s Time for Children: