GETTING EVEN WITH MR. RODRIGUEZ. By Becky Kew Published at www.GospelHall.org. Mr.Rodriguez was a cranky man. He owned a grocery store and didn’t like kids coming into his store. If someone ever did anything wrong in his store he would never forgive them. He held grudges.
By Becky Kew
Published at www.GospelHall.org
Mr.Rodriguez was a cranky man. He owned a grocery storeand didn’t like kids coming into his store. If someone ever did anything wrong in his store he would never forgive them. He held grudges.
Tyrone has just gotten kicked out of Mr. Rodriguez’s store. Last week he stole a bag of chips from there. He didn’t seem to care about this, to him it was only worth 50 cents. Two of his friends tried to tell him that God cares when we break his rules.
We naturally rebel against God. This is because of our sinful nature. Rom. 5:12
At the Good News Club Mrs. Perez noticed that Ricky and Marcelo were quieter than normal. Mrs. Perez was teaching about what we should do when someone hurts us. Ricky’s eyes lit up. “True love from God is kind,” Mrs. Perez said.
Mrs. Perez told a story from the Bible Marcelo were quieter than normal. Mrs. Perez was teaching about what we should do when someone hurts us. Ricky’s eyes lit up.
about King David
There was a man named Saul who was jealous of King David and wanted to have him killed.
There were times David had a chance to
get even but he chose not to.
David showed God’s love and kindness
of getting even.
Mrs. Perez said real love doesn’t keep
track of wrongs and rights.
With Mrs. Perez’s help, they were going to think of some ideas of how they could show Kindness to Mr. Rodriguez
Before heading home, Ricky and Marcelo stopped by the library to talk with Tyrone, and the gang. They found them huddled around the computer, they were going to send a hateful e-mail to Mr. Rodriguez.
“Wait!” Ricky interrupted. “Mr. Rodriguez keeps a gun by his cash register. If we make him mad, something terrible might happen!, I’ve got a better idea. Let’s show him love and kindness. Mr. Rodriguez would never expect that.”
Tyrone and the gang had another plan. As they walked out the door, Ricky could hear them talking about stealing eggs to throw at the store windows that night.
From that day on Ricky and his friend sent kind letters and e-mails everyday, they always signed the letters and cards, “from The K2E Club”WHICH STANDS FOR KINDNESS TO EVERYONECLUB
When Ricky and Marcello heard about the egging
they quickly went to Mr. R’s store and washed
his windows for him……..He was so angry and
didn’t have time to clean it up because he
was late for a meeting.
One day Tyrone saw Ricky and Marcelo carrying a trash bin and asked what they were doing. “We thought we would be kind to Mr. R by picking up that trash in front of his store.” Marcelo said. “God says the way to overcome evil is by doing good.” “I can’t believe it,” Tyrone said. “Who ever heard of being kind to someone who is mean to you?”
Ricky spoke up, “There was a man long ago who was accused of something he never did. His
enemies beat him up and
killed him. As He was dying
He never said a mean word
or tried to get even.”
“His name is Jesus”, Marcelo answered quietly.
Tyrone stopped laughing.
“DO YOU KNOW JESUS, TYRONE?”
“I have done too many bad things,” Tyrone whispered. “God could never forgive me.”
JESUS CHRIST CAME INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE SINNERS. his head, scuffing his shoes on the sidewalk.
1 TIMOTHY 1:15
“I think God wants me to help you show kindness to Mr. Rodriguez.” he said.
Tyrone then apologized to Mr. Rodriguez for egging his store,
he told Mr. R how Jesus helped him to show kindness instead.
Mr. R soon became a good friend to the K2E Club.
LET’S LOOK UP THE VERSE FROM GOD’S WORD THAT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THIS STORY