Parents, today’s Bible story helped your child learn that Jesus taught believers to forgive others as God forgives them. Even though forgiveness is sometimes difficult, believers can depend on God to help them forgive.
“Forgiveness is central to our experience as Christians. It is at the heart of our relationship with God and our relationship with others. Jesus talks about forgiveness a lot and even inscribes it on the template for our prayers (Matthew 6:9-13). At the same time, forgiveness is hard. It’s unnatural. This presents a lot of questions as we try to work out the implications of living faithfully as Christians.” Erik Raymond answers “Common Questions Christians Ask About Forgiveness” here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/common-questions-christians-ask-forgiveness/
Our Daily Bible Reading is such an incredible reminder for us today of how we are using our light! What measurement are you using today? You can find the schedule, and read with us, on the One Conversation Page.
Take it Further: Check out the “Jesus Taught About Forgiveness” section of the Bible Studies for Life: Kids Family App. You can download this FREE app onto your devices and allow your child deeper access to the lessons each week through games and activities.
When we have a need or problem we cannot resolve ourselves, we seek out those who are able to help us. When we are sick, we go to the doctor. When planning for the future, people often seek out the advice of financial planners. The ultimate problem we all face is a sin problem, which means separation from God.
Our Unit Verse this month also reminds us that we are not alone. As you go out and share the gospel with others, remember that you have the Holy Spirit with you. Who will you share with this week?