Gentleness Wk2

Gentleness

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.

ISAIAH 30:18

God demonstrates gentleness in many ways. In this week’s lesson we look at the story Jesus tells about a woman who was condemned to be stoned. Watch the video below to learn how the story ends with Jesus demonstrating great gentleness!

 

Memory Verse:

He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.

ISAIAH 40:11

Going Further

Hi Everyone! A couple of ideas for family time after watching the video. We get to demonstrate gentleness toward others out of love, just as God does toward us. Let’s purpose to be gentle toward others.

Family Time:

  1. Read/Review: John 8:3-11
  2. Activity: Use the following acrostic or create your own. Make a poster and decorate it.
    • G – GRACIOUS
    • E – EMPATHETIC
    • N – NICE
    • T – TENDER
    • L – LOVING
    • E – ENDEARING
    • N – NURTURING
    • E – ENCOURAGING
    • S – SENSITIVE
    • S – SYMPATHETIC
  3. Definition of GENTLENESS: Showing personal care and concern in meeting the needs of others, especially those who are defenseless. Choosing not to use size, or position of authority, to exercise power over someone else in a mean way. Not instilling fear in those under your authority, so that they can approach you if they are in need.
  4. Pray together as a family: Is there someone in your family who has not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

Special Message

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Coloring Sheet

Download and print out this coloring sheet. Think of how gentle Jesus is, even when we stumble. Good friends are gentle friends!

Crossword Puzzle

Have fun solving this puzzle!


1. The scribes and who else brought in a woman? John 8.3
2. Who said that whoever is without sin should cast the first stone? Read verse 7 too. John 8.6
3. What did Jesus do on the ground? John 8.8
4. What had no one done to the woman? John 8.10
5. What did Jesus tell the woman to do no more? John 8.11

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