Peace and Love and Helping Others

Step 1: Sing the Songs

Step 2: Memorize the Word Together

Step 3: Watch the Teaching Together

Source: Open Life Church

Step 4: Discuss the Teaching Together

Read and Explain God’s Word

  1. Read 1 Samuel 25, then discuss these questions;
    1. What is the title of this passage in the Bible?
    2. Who are the main characters in this passage? How does the passage describe them? (Hint: v. 3)
    3. What did David ask Nabal for? (v.8)
    4. Did David ask nicely or was he rude? (v. 6).
    5. How did Nabal respond? Was he nice or was he rude? (v. 10-11).
    6. Nabal’s refusal to help David made him angry. What did David want to do to Nabal because he was angry? (vv. 13, 21-22).
    7. How did Abigail act like a peacemaker? (vv. 28, 30-31, 33)

Show God’s Word

  1. Have you ever had a fight or argument with someone? (like a brother or sister, parent, or friend?) How did you solve the problem? How did you make peace?
  1. Abigail was a peacemaker- she asked for forgiveness, helped King David not to sin in his anger, and worked to solve the problem. What do these scriptures say about being a peacemaker?
    1. What does God think about peacemakers? (Matthew 5:9)
    2. Who should we make peace with? (Romans 12:18)
    3. Who does God give us to help us be peacemakers? (Galatians 5:22-23)
  1. Is it always easy to be a peacemaker? Should we be a peacemaker even if it is hard? Why or why not?

Apply God’s Word

  1. When you fight with someone, are you usually the first one to be a peacemaker? Why or why not?
  1. Is there a situation you need to be a peacemaker in right now (have you had a fight or disagreement with a sibling, parent or friend?)? What is one thing you can do to show them God’s peace this week?
  1. Take some time now to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you be a peacemaker in the situation you listed in Question 6. 
  1. When we repent of our sin and believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we have His peace and power to be a peacemaker. We can know Him more by praying and reading His word. Use the Grow Up In Christ planner and schedule the time you need to spend time with Jesus. Remember- as you get close to Him, He will get close to you and give you the strength you need to live faithfully! Share your plan with your family, friends, and the Hope Kids team (hkids@hopeottawa.ca)
  1. Take time this week to memorize Romans 14:19 to remember to be a peacemaker and to help others, “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.”
  1. God’s Word and Spirit gives us peace as we put our trust in Jesus. We can’t have God’s peace if we don’t know and believe His Word and what He teaches us about Jesus. When we know the truth we realize we have to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the only Saviour. God sent His only Son, Jesus, to come to earth and die for our sins, so we can be saved and have a personal relationship with Him. To accept this gift from God, we must believe that Jesus died for us so that we can be God’s child too. We must repent of our sin (turn away from it) and believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. When we do this, we put our faith in Him as our Lord and Saviour. If you want to begin a personal relationship with Him, and put your faith in Him alone, all you need to do is;

A_________ (Admit) that you have done wrong and ask God to forgive you for disobeying Him.

B_______ (Believe) that God sent Jesus to take the punishment for your sin. Trust that you are forgiven because Jesus made you right with God

C________ (Choose) to spend your whole life depending on God’s power to help you say no to sin. Rely on God to help you tell others that God is your leader and the most important person in your life.

Step 5: Pray the Truth Together

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