1. What does it mean to fear God?
Prompt your kids to recall that when people heard about what happened to Ananias and Sapphira, they were filled with fear. Fearing God does not mean being afraid of Him; it means respecting Him and showing Him honor because of how great He is. (Read Ex. 20:20.)
2. Have you ever done a good thing for a bad reason? Do you think our motives matter to God? Why?
Invite your kids to share their experiences. Emphasize that why we do things is just as important as what we do. God is not honored when we do what is right just to impress others or earn their approval. God is pleased when we do what is right—as long as we are motivated by our love for Him. (Read Gal. 1:10.)
3. Why can we joyfully give to God?
Lead your kids to recognize that everything we have is a gift from God. Jesus gave up everything to come to earth and save us from our sins. Jesus even gave up His own life, dying on the cross in our place. When we know and love Jesus, we can serve Him as the Lord of our life and offer Him everything we have.