July 2, 2012
This month in the Wild we are learning about love! Love is choosing to give someone your time and friendship no matter what. The Bible verse this month is from Matthew 22:39, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This month be sure to get the weekly refrigerator door cards after WILD Small Group as well as the new sheet of Bible verses to memorize.
- Bible Story: The Least of These (Matthew 25:35-40)
- Big Idea: Love God by loving others.
- Meal Time Kid Question: When was a time you gave something up so that someone else would know you really loved them?
- Meal Time Parent Question: How might the world be different if more people loved “no matter what”?
- Bible Story: Love Your Enemies. (Matthew 5:43-47)
- Big Idea: Love others, even your enemies.
- Meal Time Kid Question: Is there someone in your school or neighborhood who isn’t kind to you? How can you show them love?
- Meal Time Parent Question: Jesus teaches that we should love our enemies. How can we balance protecting ourselves with loving our enemies?
- Bible Story: No Greater Love. (Mark 8:27-30, 10:33-40; John 13:1-9, 34-35; 15:12-13)
- Big Idea: Love others by putting them first.
- Meal Time Kid Question: What might distract you from showing your family and friends you love them? What grade would you give yourself? How can you do better?
- Meal Time Parent Question: What are some ways that you can try to limit distractions and make sure you give your full attention to the people you love? What grade would you give yourself? How can you do better?
- Bible Story: Jesus Reinstates Peter. (John 21:15-19)
- Big Idea: Love others by forgiving them.
- Meal Time Kid Question: When was a time that someone made you feel loved without spending much money?
- Meal Time Parent Question: Who can you show love to this week without spending much or any money? When and how do you plan to do it?
- Bible Story: Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10:1-35)
- Big Idea: Love others, even those who are different.
- Meal Time Kid Question: Think about someone you know who’s different from you. Tell me about that person. Does God want you to love them? Why?
- Meal Time Parent Question: When was a time that you made a quick judgment about someone that later turned out to be untrue? What did you learn from that?