Monthly Big Idea

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


“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


Week One

A Woman Anoints Jesus’ Feet

Luke 7:36-50

Everyone needs forgiveness.

Week Two


Luke 19:1-10

When you forgive others, it can change them.

Week Three

The Story of the Unmerciful Servant

Matthew 18:21-35

Forgive others because God forgives you.

Week Four

The Story of the Lost Son

Luke 15:11-32

God will always forgive you.



Morning Time

As your kid starts their day, tell them how much you admire their compassion for others, and give them an example of a time recently when they were kind or thoughtful. (You may have many examples to choose from or just one.)

Drive Time

While on the go, ask your kid: “What is the nicest thing someone has done for you recently? What is something not so nice that someone has said or done to you or someone else recently? How did each make you feel?”

Meal Time

Have everyone at the table answer this question at a meal: “Talk about a time when you did something that hurt someone, and you needed forgiveness. How did the other person react?”

Bed Time

Pray for each other: “God, none of us are perfect. As much as we try to say or do the right thing, sometimes we don’t. And we either hurt ourselves or someone else. When we do, give us the courage and compassion to seek forgiveness.”

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