On this page, Tammy shares ideas for crafts, prayers and Scriptures to share with kids to make Sunday School a home experience for the whole family! Our Sunday School is also meeting in person on Sunday mornings in Fellowship Hall!
God loves us all the same
Tomorrow we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. He was a man who loved Jesus and he wanted everyone to know how we’re all loved just the same by God. He knew it didn’t matter to God what color eyes or skin we have. God loves each and every person on this earth equally.
Bible Reading: Galatians 3:28
“Now, in Christ, there is no difference between Jew and Greek. There is no difference between slaves and free men. There is no difference between male and female. You are all the same in Christ Jesus.”
Martin Luther King Jr worked most of his life to change laws in this country that treated people unfairly because of the color of their skin. He made a famous speech once in which he said that he hoped his four children would one day be accepted not because of what they looked like, but because they were good people.
Scripture Lesson: John 13:34-35
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
This is at the heart of what it means to follow Jesus.
Dr. King worked hard throughout his life to show people how we should love each other too, even those who are different from one another. He made it his mission to make sure everyone understood how special each of us is to God.
Go on a nature walk and look at all the different trees and leaves. Talk about how God makes so much variety in His creation, but as people, we are all equal before God. We can encourage one another to treat all people with kindness and respect. We are all more alike than we are different!
Our Own Two Hands
Martin wasn’t afraid to speak up and tell people what God put on his heart. He spoke out against the bad laws and he showed others how to do it also. He showed people how to fight with words, the truth, and prayer. He said that “Love is the key to the problems of the world,” and that “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that . . .” After a while new laws were written to make sure that all people no matter what their color, religion, or beliefs were treated the same.
Martin Luther King was a great help in getting people to realize that the Bible teaches us how to treat others. He will always be remembered for the work he did to spread God’s words or love.
Everyone can help make a difference in the world through kindness and respect, just like Mr. King did. In one of his final speeches he said: “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
1 Peter 4:10 says, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
This is just one verse of many where we are challenged as children of God to serve one another, where we are given the responsibility of making this world a better place. Yes, we have an amazing God and nothing is impossible for Him!
Craft: Decorate these two hands to represent you! How can you change the world?
God made us in His image, with His own two hands, so that we can change the world with our own two hands.
Prayer: God, we thank You for creating all of us and making us all look a little bit different from everyone else. We pray that You will help us to love and treat everyone the same just like You love and treat everyone the same, no matter what they look like. Amen.