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Session 8

Good Deeds Plant Good Seeds

Read: 1 Peter 2:11-12

One of the most honorable figures in recent history was Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who spent her life ministering to the poor in India. She cared for people who lived with illnesses that would scare most of us away. She said, “Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.” Even Mother Teresa knew that her work was more than her actions, as admirable as they were; her job was showing others the love of Jesus.

Jesus called Mother Teresa to love the unlovable. Jesus also calls us to love the people He has placed around us. When we serve Jesus by doing good deeds, others can see Jesus in our actions. They can hear Jesus in the way we talk. They can even feel Jesus’ love in the way we treat them.

We can pray that because of God’s power through us, our good deeds point people to Jesus. Doing good things isn’t to impress others or make us feel better. We are planting good seeds that can one day grow into deeper faith as others meet Jesus and take next steps with Him.


  • Who is one person God has put in your life that you can show love toward?
  • Have you experienced the love of Jesus in someone’s good deeds shown toward you?

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