Updated: Apr 15, 2022
Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Today, we are learning about forgiving others.
Story: Joseph Forgives His Brothers - Jesus Calling Bible Storybook
Lesson Video: Joseph Forgives
(For a longer video, you can watch: Veggietales "God Wants Me to Forgive Them?!")
Ask: How do you feel when someone does something mean to you or hurts your feelings? ... Is it easy to forgive them when they say "sorry"?
Say: Jesus tells us to forgive because Jesus forgives us when we say sorry to Him. When Jesus died on the cross, He was showing that He forgives us for all the bad things we think, say, and do.
Action for the Kids - Say: If someone does something mean to you this week, think how Jesus forgives you and be sure to forgive them when they say "sorry". When we forgive, we are doing what God does.
Song for Kids: God's Heart
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play something that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.