SAY THIS:Prove you care about others by letting go of "what's fair."
GENESIS 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31 Isaac's Wells
SAY THIS:Prove you care about others by walking away from a fight.
1 SAMUEL 25:1-35 Abigail Intervenes
SAY THIS:Prove you care about others by being part of the solution.
COLOSSIANS 3:15 God Made Peace with Us
SAY THIS: We can make peace
with others because God made
peace with us.
“So let us do all we can do to live in peace.
And let us work hard to build up one another.”
Romans 14:19, NIrV
LIFE APP: PEACE –Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument
Read Genesis 13:5-8. Think about a situation that happened recently where you didn't think something was fair. Did you push to get what was “fair”? What would happen to your relationships if you did? Pray for each other and ask God to give you the grace and wisdom to know when to let go of what’s fair in order to make peace.
Q & A for kids: If you had to pick one for the rest of your life, would you rather always get the last word in an argument or always get the bigger piece of cake?
Q & A for parents: When you were a kid, who did you find it hardest to stay at peace with? Why do you think that is?
Make a peace challenge the entire month to not argue in the car with siblings, parents, or friends. As a group, pick a special prize (gift card, toy, candy, etc.) and put it in the car as a reminder to keep the peace. Whoever does the best job keeping peace throughout the month, will win the prize!
Leave a note in your child's backpack telling them how you noticed them being a peacemaker in a certain situation. Encourage them to keep being a peacemaker anywhere they go!