July 22, 2018

Bible Point: God wants us to forgive

Key Verse: Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

We can choose to forgive others as Joseph forgave his brothers (Genesis 42–45). And God wants us to forgive! Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea:

  1. Tell your children about a part of your family history in which forgiveness, or lack thereof, played a role. For example, is slavery in your family’s history? A tragic car accident caused by someone else? An unfair employer? A feud with a neighbor? What happened? What could’ve happened?
  2. Then talk about how God’s forgiveness impacts how you feel about forgiving the people around you.


God, give each of us a forgiving heart. Remind us daily of Your great forgiveness of our sin so we can remember to follow Your example. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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