Say the Point and Verse out loud together.
God’s love forgives.
Colossians 3:13 NLT… Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
1. What’s a good reason we should forgive others?God forgave us first.
When you hold onto anger and hurt, what do you think will be harder for you to do? Be kind, have a good attitude, feel peace, etc.
How do you think forgiveness shows God’s love?Answers will vary.
When you forgive, which is more important: letting go of anger or getting even? Letting go of anger
If you hold onto anger instead of forgiving, what kind of attitude do you think you’ll start to show?Answers will vary.
What if someone isn’t sorry or you’ll never, ever see them again—how do you think it will help you to forgive them? Answers will vary.
What can you do this week to show others that God’s love forgives? Answers will vary.
What can you do if someone hurts you, but you really, really don’t want to forgive them? Pray, read about forgiveness in the Bible, ask God to do good things for the person who hurt you, etc.
Ask the children to share things they’d like to pray about. Write your prayer request so you can continue to pray for your family during the week. Pray together, give them a chance to lead the prayer if they want to. Not sure what to pray?
Pray this: God, please help us forgive to keep our hearts healthy and so others will know what Your love is like. In Jesus’ name, amen.
1. Game; All Tangled– You will need: ball of string
To Do Say: Let’s see what happens if we hold onto hurt.
The first kid says a hurtful thing someone has done in the past, holds the end of the yarn, and tosses the roll to another kid.
The next kid says a hurtful thing someone did andtosses the roll without letting go of the yarn.
Repeat so all kids get a turn and a yarn web is made.
Say: Now, don’t let go! Keep holding the yarn and give
your neighbor a double high five and shake their hand!
4. Kids try to do what you said without letting go.
Say: It’s harder to show God’s love when you’re holding onto unforgiveness. Let’s forgive and let these hurts go!
Count to three, drop the yarn, and start high fiving and hand shaking.
If time allows, repeat the game.
Ask this after kids play.
1. What made it difficult to high five and shake hands? Holding onto the yarn.
2.. CHALLENGE Sheet– Complete the challenge sheet and learn the BIg Point and Memery Verse to earn points towards the prize shop.