Biblical Generosity || 2 Corinthians 9:6–15

Sunday, January 10, 2021 — Worship@Home resources for FirstPres Hayward

As our congregation has made the decision to move to a digital online format for our Sunday Family Gathering due to COVID-19, FirstPresKids is here to provide resources that can help you create your own at-home family worship experience or supplement the one that will be streamed on Sunday mornings, 10PST from FirstPres Hayward.

NOTE: You can also go to the FPK YouTube Channel to view most (not all) of these materials on this week’s FirstPresKids YouTube Playlist.

Charcoal drawing of a woman reaching into a seed bag on craft paper pasted over a graffiti mural brick wall “Sally Sows”
Elbow Toe, 1972-. Sally Sows, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57796 [retrieved January 8, 2021]. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guy_on_the_streets/185485832/.

Scriptural Focus: instructions for sharing our resources freely

Lesson Objective: to understand that generosity is not giving extra or leftovers (as our current society thinks), that it is not something to be done for special credit or as a rule, but that the Bible tells us simply to give and do so freely, because God gives to us

Parent/Caregiver Resources:

  • “Overview 2 Corinthians” (Bible Project)

Opening or Closing Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for your free, unconditional and abundant love for us. When we feel and know your love, when we know that you sent your beloved child, Jesus, to spend time on earth with humans, showing us your example of how to live and love well— we can walk that same path of free, unconditional and abundant love. Let your love for us overflow our hearts so that we give and share what we have freely and joyfully. Help us to bring your vision, your goodness, your heaven to earth in all we do. Amen.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6–15 (“God loves a cheerful giver” song)

Videos for Kids:

Discussion Questions:

  • What is generosity in today’s world and words?

Play/Do:

Create:

  • Make a generosity jar to collect money or hold random acts of kindness ideas for you to choose from:

Books:

Written by Lauren Gibbs-Beadle @firstpreskidshayward Children’s Ministries @firstpreshayward | educator, creative, parent | she/her