Begin your lesson by asking: Why is it important for people to “get along?”
Encourage students to give their answers. If you are meeting in person, write the answers students provide on the board. If you are meeting online, put the answers on a document and share your screen. After all of the answers have been documented, read them aloud. Next ask students to think about which of these suggestions would work with your own Sunday school group.
People have needed to adapt to a lot of different situations over the past few months. They’ve had to spend more time at home and not been able to be in school, gyms, and other places. Even as places open up, other places close because of the rate of infection. And whether it’s getting along with family members you have been spending a lot of time with, missing friends, or simply being isolated, it might seem like it takes a little more effort to get along with others—especially when we disagree with them.
Let’s take a look at two girls who get along so well they seem like sisters.
Share the following video with your students [3:03]:
“Soul Sisters” on vacation in Fairhope
Discuss the video with the following questions:
- These two girls seem to have such an innocent friendship. How do you think a relationship that promotes friendship, love, and kindness helps the girls get along? (Answers will vary.)
- According to the girls’ mothers, the girls do fight—just like twin siblings do. How do you think the girls deal with disagreement? How might the foundation of their friendship of “I like you because I like you” help with this? (Invite discussion.)
- Sometimes friends have to agree to disagree. Let’s take a look at our group. How might we in this group agree to disagree in order to keep the peace during our discussions and get along? (Answers will vary. Invite discussion.)
Getting along with others when you don’t always agree is difficult. Yet, Christians are called to seek to get along even when they don’t agree. In today’s study, we’ll look at this concept further.