This four-part series helps kids understand the difference between attending church and being the Church. The series covers helping others, loving others, being good neighbors, and leading others to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
There are biblical truths that compel us to reach out to others in the world. First, the Great Commission, Jesus’ last command to all of His followers, requires us to take responsibility for making disciples of all of the people in the world—both across the globe and in our everyday relational encounters. Second, Jesus spoke repeatedly about caring for the poor and marginalized people in society: widows, orphans, foreigners, and others who are in need. Jesus summed up all of God’s commands into loving God and loving others. We cannot follow Jesus outside of relationships that offer opportunities to put this command into practice.