Large Group – Humility, April, Week 4

by Ryan Timpte

Categories: Children's Ministry

The week of April 26th – During the month of April, we are focusing on the virtue of humility.
Find a time this week to gather as a family, read a Bible passage, respond as a family to what you have heard, and pray together.
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April Virtue
Humility: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve
What is a virtue?     A virtue is something that God does in us to change the world around us.

Bible Story                   More Than This (On the Road to Emmaus) • Luke 24:13-35
Bottom Line                 There’s always more to discover about God’s plan.
Memory Verse:            Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIrV)
Basic Truth                   I need to make the wise choice.
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REFLECTION

It’s hard to imagine what it was like for those two guys who were walking down the road to Emmaus to suddenly realize that it was JESUS walking with them the whole time. Imagine what it was like for those guys to listen to Jesus as he explained about all of God’s promises spoken through the prophets long ago. All of them came true right then and there, through Jesus! Those men could see that there was so much more to God’s plan than they ever thought was possible as they walked and talked with Jesus.

This is yet another stop along the way, another pin in the map, another big checkpoint in God’s Big Story

Sometimes humility means that you admit you DON’T have all the answers. It’s a tough thing to admit that sometimes, but it helps us realize that we all have a lot to learn about God. And that’s okay! Jesus helped these men fill in the blanks and connect the dots about God’s plan. He showed them through the Scriptures that he really is God’s Son—the Savior of the world. Just like those men, we are never, ever done learning.  [Bottom Line] “There’s always more to discover about God’s plan.

 What does that mean for you today? Well, it’s simple. [Basic Truth] Make the wise choice and see what you can learn about God. Ask lots of questions. And the bigger the question, the better! Don’t ever stop discovering God’s Big Story for yourself.


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • Why is it so hard for us to admit when we don’t know something?
  • If there’s always more to discover about God, how do we do that?
  • How can you show humility when it comes to discovering new things?
  • What questions can you ask to learn more about God and God’s loving ways?

 

ACTIVITY

What does the word “teach” mean? Write your own definition on a piece of paper.

To teach means to show or to explain how to do something. As a kid, you know a thing or two about teachers. Good teachers make learning fun; they care about you and they challenge you along the way.

God loves you and wants to teach you how to love others. But just like you have to listen and pay attention in order to learn from your teachers at school, you have to listen to God. Reading God’s word, praying to God, and learning about God with your friends at church are all great ways to continue to grow in your understanding of God and God’s loving ways.

 

PRAYER

Dear God:

Thank you for always hearing our prayers. Thank you for being right by our side – even when things happen that we don’t totally understand. Help us learn more about your love and how to love others. Please help us to be wise enough to listen and brave enough to admit that we don’t know everything. We love you, God, and we want to love you more.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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