Rebekah at the Well
Rebekah showed her true kind nature when Abraham's servant asked for a drink at the well. Not only did she give him water to drink, but she perceived the needs of the travelers and drew water for the camels too! We can learn much from the thoughtful character of Rebekah! This week's lesson encourages families to study the story of Rebekah at the well, and to reflect on what it means to show kindness to others.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Love One Another"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
Print the activity pages before the lesson.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Invite children to complete the “Golden Plates Matching Challenge.” Watch the video and try to find the characters on the gold plates before the timer runs out!
After completing the activity, discuss the following questions:
1) What does a detective do? (Solves mysteries.)
2) Can a detective find clues if he/she isn’t looking for them? (No.)
3) When someone needs help, do they always tell us they need help? (No, not always.)
4) If they don’t tell us they need help, what can we do to find out what they need? (We can look for clues just like a detective!)
Explain: Jesus Christ taught us to love one another and to show kindness to one another. Showing kindness to others and loving others is a lot like being a detective! We have to look for clues sometimes to find out what someone needs!
🎥 V I D E O : "Rebekah at the Well | A Story About Serving Others"
Say: “Now we are going to watch a video about a very kind woman named Rebekah! Rebekah saw someone at the well who was thirsty, and she gave him a drink of her water when he asked. But she also looked for clues and found something else that she could do to show kindness. Let’s watch and see what she did!”
Discuss the following questions after watching the video:
1) What did Rebekah do to show even more kindness? (She gave water to all of the camels!)
2) How do you think Rebekah knew that the camels were thirsty? What clues do you think she found? (They probably looked thirsty, they looked like they had traveled for a long time, etc.)
3) When we are serving people, how can we find out what they need? (By looking for clues like a detective!)
➤ S C R I P T U R E
Read the following scriptures together and discuss the questions that follow.
[Read Genesis 24:19]
And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
1) Did anyone ask Rebekah to give water to the camels? (No.)
2) Why did she give water to all of the camels? (Because she wanted to show kindness.)
3) How many times do you think she had to get more water for that many camels? (Probably many times!)
4) Is it always easy to show kindness to others? Or is it hard sometimes? (Discuss.)
[Read Mosiah 2:17]
And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.
1) Who is Mosiah? (A king and a prophet.)
2) Who is “our fellow beings?” (Everyone!)
3) When we serve others, why is that serving God? (Because God loves everyone, and when we are happy, it makes Him happy too!)
➤ A C T I V I T Y
Pass out activity page. Invite the children to look at the images on the left and try to think of ways they could show kindness! Then, find something on the right side of the page that could be helpful! Draw lines to connect them!
Invite children to be detectives while they are doing the activity pages! Tell them to look around the room, and to look at all the other people. Tell them to remember to look for clues and to see if they can figure out what someone else needs, and then try to find a way to help! Remind them that when we serve others, we are also serving Jesus Christ.
➤ T E S T I M O N Y
Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.
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