Kids will learn, there’s nothing sweeter than living the life God wants you to live – and sharing his love with others!
Jesus wants us to love others as he loved us.
– Kids will recognize that Jesus wants us to love others the way he loved us.
John 13:1-5. Jesus washes the disciples’ feet.
– John15:13 (NIV)
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Many people believed the Messiah would be a conquering king, coming to claim what was his. Instead, Jesus humbled himself, made himself nothing, and poured himself out for our sake. Jesus wants us to follow his example; to feed the hungry, care for the sick, and love the least of these.
White jelly beans
Today we’re starting an Easter series, and jelly beans are a big part of that series. I want everyone here to taste and see what a white jelly bean tastes like.
Hand out white jelly beans to the kids.
What do the white jelly beans taste like?
White jelly beans don’t look as pretty or tasty as the colorful beans, and they usually get left behind with the black ones, but they still have a sweet flavor to them. They’re a good reminder of the example Jesus set and the life he wants us to lead. Jesus didn’t live a life of luxury. He was a poor carpenter who humbled himself to go to those in need. Very few people would choose that life for themselves, but that’s just the kind of life God wants us to have.
When we make ourselves servants, we are not only being obedient to Christ, we are sharing his love through our actions. We show that Jesus was not a man of mere words. He was God’s son, and we believe he wants us to live as he did.
White jelly beans aren’t flashy on the outside, but they still taste sweet. There’s nothing sweeter than living the life God wants you to live – and sharing his love with others!