November 19, 2023
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Story Focus: In week three, we head to Luke 17:11-19 and discover a significant moment when 10 men with a serious skin condition asked Jesus to heal them. As their skin cleared up, the men were so thrilled about the miracle that most of them ran off and never returned to thank Jesus. Only one man, a Samaritan, turned around and showed his gratitude. Jesus made a point to commend this man’s faith.
Bottom Line: Take time to say thank you. This is a simple idea, but it’s often so hard to put into practice. People offer their help with kindness and love, yet we often take those people for granted. We pray that through this moment in Jesus’ life, kids will understand the importance of remembering to show gratitude when others are kind to them.
Key Question: What helps you remember to be grateful? It’s important for us to identify the reasons behind what we do. We hope to help our preteens think about the reasons why gratitude is important. As they discover these reasons, we pray they develop a strategy for remembering to say thank you when people help them.