Jesus tells us to “love one another.” What does that even look like? Well, it looks a lot like the way Jesus loved people when He was here on earth. Through everything He did and the stories He told, Jesus taught us to love one another.
That’s why we’re telling these specific Bible stories this month. We want to teach our preschoolers to love like Jesus.
We’ll start the month with some of the stories Jesus told, the parables. The first week has preschoolers hearing about the farmer and his bigger barns and learning they can share love when they have a lot.
The next week, they’ll hear the story of the widow’s mite and how they can share love even when they have very little. The final parable they’ll hear is the story of the Good Samaritan. This is a great one for preschoolers because they know that you are supposed to help someone when they are hurt. I love to watch them get indignant when they hear of the people who passed by the hurt man, not stopping to help him in any way. Through this story, we want them to learn that they can help anyone.
The final two weeks of the month are stories from the life of Jesus that prepare us for the Easter message coming next month. They will hear how Jesus, the Son of God, washed the feet of His disciples. Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He still served those around Him. We want our preschoolers to know that we too can serve those around us, no matter who they are.
We’ll end the month with the joyous celebration of Palm Sunday. As Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, He was preparing for the ultimate act of love. He truly exemplified the verse, “love one another.” We pray that through this month’s lessons, our preschoolers learn to love like Jesus.
Martin is in the clubhouse for our DVD this month. He’s very interested in all the construction going on over at the new neighbor, Miss Kathy Sue’s house.
Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give your preschoolers a “first look” at the God who loves them, made them, and wants to be their friend forever.
~The Children’s Ministry Team @ Mountainview