Welcome your students and check in on their week. Begin the class by asking everyone to share one thing they did for someone else this week.
- Why did you do that nice thing? (Answers will vary. Maybe their parents forced them to. Maybe they just wanted to. Maybe they feel like they were supposed to. Maybe they hoped they would get paid.)
- What are some good reasons to do nice things for others? (I’m honoring my parents, God wants me to, it helps others, to show Jesus’ love to others, etc.)
- Are there bad reasons to do good things? What are they? (Secretly hoping they will do something nice for me, I’ll get something out of it, I have to, etc.)
- Let’s watch a video of how some people in Canada are doing good during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Share this video [3:03]:
All alone, together: Helping each other during COVID-19
- What are some possible motives for these people’s actions? (Answers will vary. These people have different motives for the good they have done. Some may be trying to honor God, some might want positive attention, others might like the feeling they get when they do good.)
Sometimes our motives are good, other times they’re not. Sometimes other people know or can guess our motives, other times only God knows. We’re not the only ones. Our Bible story today teaches us about someone who had bad motives. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about acting with bad motives.