2 Corinthians 9:7
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
Some members of the church in Paul’s day were very poor and needed help. Paul asked members of other congregations to show love and help these needy members by giving what they could. He taught that God would bless them for their generosity.
Jesus was our example of love, and He taught us to love our neighbors. We also learn in the Book of Mormon that when we are serving others, we are serving God (Mosiah 2:17).
There are still people today who need our help, due to natural disasters, war, or poverty. Some people just need a little extra kindness or caring. We can help those who are poor or who need assistance by giving generously and with love.
“Human suffering anywhere and among any people is a matter of urgent concern for us…. Because of this, our emergency response team reacts immediately in times of emergency with needed life-sustaining resources.” Gordon B. Hinckley
How can helping those in need bring us joy?
What can we do to offer help to those in need?
How can we be more cheerful when we serve?
Even very small children can save their pennies to donate and help others through fast offerings, humanitarian fund donations, or other charities. Let children help make their "Cheddar Pennies" by rolling the dough into the ropes. Then slice & bake into yummy cheesy crackers!
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.