Extreme Saying of the Week: Forgive Everyone (But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failures. Matthew 6:15)(Liam experiencing the “weight” of unforgiveness)
Bible Verse: Forgive everyone. Colossians 3:31a
Story: The person who wouldn’t forgive. (Matthew 18:23-35)
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I am so glad that you always forgive me when I do wrong things. Please help me to forgive others when they do something wrong to me. Help me to follow your example of forgiving everyone, not just the people I want to. Amen
Parents: Is there someone in your life you need to forgive? Parents lead by example and your children are watching! Make that phone call or write that letter today.
Babies & Toddlers: Take each day this week to give your child a big hug and tell them something you love about them, making it different each day. Your children will be more likely to experience God’s love and offer forgiveness to others when they know they are unconditionally loved by you!
Age 3 – Kindergarten: It’s great to teach your children to say “I’m sorry” when they’ve wronged someone; however, it’s also great to teach them to forgive when someone has wronged them. Make it a habit in your home to say “I forgive you” when someone says “I’m sorry” to you. Forgiveness is a process that we need God’s help to accomplish, but we can train our children to have hearts that respond with forgiveness.
(The “Forgiveness Cards” the children made this week in the Backyard and K-Street are for them to give to someone that needs their forgiveness…someone that hurt their feelings or wouldn’t share with them….)