Grades 3-6 Lesson 9 Handout
for Sunday School

Imitators of Christ:  Sacrificial Giving

Lesson for this Week

Memory Verse:
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”  2 Corinthians 8:9

Key verses we considered this week:
 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need…Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.  Acts 2:44-45, 47
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.”  2 Corinthians 8:2

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9

Activity to do at home:       Sacrificial Giving          Sacrificial Giving

Look first at your own family.  Are there any needs you can meet there that might require you to sacrifice your own time or money?  Would you be willing to consider doing whatever is needed, even if it costs you something?  Then, what about the people in your church?  In your community?  Will you ask God to use you to meet some need this week?

Devotional Poem
A Season of Giving, For a Lifetime of Blessing

God, at times, will ask for us to give until it hurts;
At least that’s how it, for a time, may seem.
But He has promised He will meet whatever needs may come;
Blessing us beyond what we might dream.

Suggested Prayer:  Thank You, Lord, for the opportunities you give me to be part of Your ministry, by giving to others in need.  Help me, even this week, not to be afraid to give all that I have; because I know that You’ll be right there to take care of me, and meet my needs, too.  Show me where there are needs that need to be met, Lord.  Then give me the compassion and the courage to do just that!  Amen.

Lisa DeVinney, September 2017