Grove Kids -March 12, 2023

Work in Progress: Redo Rewrite Restore

This Month’s Memory Verse:

“Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13, NIrV

This Month’s Virtue:

Forgiveness—deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay

Life Changes

Zacchaeus | Luke 19:1-10

In week 2, we find Jesus interacting with an unexpected person in Luke 19:1-10: Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector working for Rome. He earned a reputation for taking advantage of his fellow Jewish people. Zacchaeus was considered an outcast by many, so he must have been shocked when Jesus asked to come over to his home for a meal. When Zacchaeus encountered Jesus, he changed. He went back to the people he had cheated and returned four times as much money as he took from them.

I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Bottom Line

When you forgive others, it can change them.

When God forgives us, it changes us from the inside out. The same can be true when you forgive others. You never know what can happen when you take the first step toward forgiveness. When you decide to reach out and offer forgiveness, it can change the way the other person sees you, the situation, and the impact of their actions.

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