The children will know that:-
Bible Story Reference: Mathew 18:21-22
Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Oh, no my pencil is broken. The lead snapped on me. I don’t like pencils that keep breaking. They are pointless. I just want to throw it away. Do you think I should throw it away or just get a new pencil? (Allow children to respond.)
Well, I don’t have another pencil. I do have a pencil sharpener. Maybe I should just sharpen it. (Sharpen the pencil.) Wow, just as good as new. (Start writing on the paper and break the lead again.)
Oh no, it broke again. That’s ok, let me give it a good sharpening this time. (Sharpen the pencil.) Oh, that is perfect. (Start to write on the paper and push hard enough for the lead to snap again.) That’s it., how many chances do I give this pencil? Do you think I should sharpen it again or throw it away? (Allow responses.) I wonder what the Bible says about how many chances we should give those that break our hearts or hurt us.
Forgive each Other
What You Need
Draw the outline of a man and colour him.
Draw the face on the man.
Draw around both your hands onto paper.
Draw a heart and write “Forgive each other. Colossians 3:13”
Glue arms and legs behind the heart. Glue on hands.