Grove Kids -March 19, 2023

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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

Mercy, Mercy Me

The Story of the Unmerciful Servant | Matthew 18:21-35

In week 3, we discover one of Jesus’ parables recorded for us in Matthew 18:21-35. Jesus told this parable because Peter asked a question about forgiveness. Peter might have thought he was doing pretty well to say he’d forgive someone seven times, but Jesus raised the stakes and said we ought to forgive others even more. Jesus showed what this meant with a parable about a servant who was shown incredible forgiveness, yet wouldn’t offer forgiveness to someone else.

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

Bottom Line

Forgive others because God forgives you.

God’s love for us is huge. That love drives God to forgive us when we do something wrong. God can help us to forgive people in our life too. When we realize how much God has forgiven us, we can turn around and forgive people who might hurt us. This might be difficult, but God can give us the help we need to love others and show forgiveness.

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