CHILDREN’S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: __________________
LESSON TITLE: Love Your Enemies
THEME: God gives us true love for
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:43-48
Welcome to Bible Time for Kids! Bible Time for Kids is a series of
daily devotions for children and their families. Our purpose is to
supplement our Sunday morning curriculum and give you an
opportunity to encourage your children to develop a daily devotional
life. We hope you and your family will be blessed as you study
God’s Word together.
This week in Children’s Church we learned about loving our enemies. That
can be a very difficult thing to do. The world would tell us to get even with
those who would want to hurt us. We should stand up to our enemies, and
fight back when we are treated wrongly. But when Jesus came, He gave us a
very different message than what the world says.
Jesus said that we need to love our enemies, to do good to those that hate
us and even pray for those who want to treat us badly. Maybe there is
someone you know who is especially difficult to love. Maybe they don’t like
you at all. In our devotions this week we will learn about loving others even
when they are completely unlovable.
The section of scripture that we studied was Matthew 5:43-48. The
following five devotions are based on either the scripture and/or the theme
for Sunday’s lesson. As a starting point it would be good for you to review
these verses with your children.
These devotions are designed to help you reinforce Sunday’s lesson
throughout the week with your children, provide some more ideas for the
application of God’s Word in your children’s lives and provide a tool to help
in family devotions.
Obviously children at various age levels will respond to the devotional in
different ways. You may want to add your own ideas to these to make them
more age appropriate.
May the Lord bless you as you study His Word together!
Getting Even, Pa