Serving others first is fun

Serving others

Run a family competition, racing to see who can be first to identify opportunities to say, “Serve my brother/sister/friend first.”

Goal: Practice putting others first.

Have some fun family competition by making a game of trying to put others first. For example, whenever a treat or something fun or special is about to happen, race to see who can say, “Serve my brother/friend first.” Children will get such a positive reaction from others when they do this that it will positively reinforce itself.

Parents can also play! While driving, make a point of letting your children know when you have yielded to another car in traffic, allowing them to go ahead of you. The verses listed below can be used to provide a Biblical perspective.

Relevant Scripture

Luke 13:30 “Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Mathew 20:26-28 “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man [Jesus] did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”