February Mentor Monthly
February Focus: Love
“Let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God”
1 John 4:7
Humans will fail, God does not.
God sent His only son Jesus to die for our sins (that is how much God loves us.) During our lives we will unintentionally hurt God many times, and He knows this. Yet He loves us so much He still sent His son to save us.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3: 16
Love One Another
Discuss friend relationships with your mentee. Not boy and girl relationships, that is next week (haha 😉). Friend relationships can be so very hard. Remember back to when you were a kid. Were there people that you would describe as mean or annoying? Did you dislike them? Odds are your mentee is experiencing this too. Ask your mentee about who they like and who they dislike. Why do they dislike them? Talk to them about the importance of still loving people we dislike, no matter what they might have done to us. Showing a person love can only change hearts.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these, put-on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
“So, did you have a good Valentine’s Day?” Use this as a segue into the following discussion.
This week is more for the older kids, but you can discuss with younger kids too.
Take your mentee out on a “date”. This can be a great parenting opportunity for both your mentee and children alike. Start off by asking them how they think they should be treated when they go on their first date. Depending on their answers, take this opportunity to talk with them about how they should be treated when it comes to being in a relationship with the opposite sex and in return, how they should treat others.
Females: Communicate with them how they deserve to be treated with respect, and how they should feel cared about. They should date someone who honors them. (If you are married, explain to them how your husband treated you when you were first dating.)
Males: Talk to them about how it looks to be a gentleman: opening doors, treating girls with respect, etc. (If you are married, explain to them how your wife treated you when you were first dating.)
This week we are discussing boy and girl emotions when it comes to each other.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them”
God created you for a specific reason. Do not let other people’s views determine who you think you are. Lean on who God says you are. He chose you; you are important. He purposely created you, you are beautiful and intricately made.
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Romans 12: 10
Worldly manliness teaches you to put yourself above others, this causes hurt. Manliness in the Bible teaches you to love others before yourself.