Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
This month, we’re talking all about forgiveness – deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. Forgiveness is super easy, right? Wrong! Staying angry, holding a grudge, even plotting revenge is easy. But for those who trust in Jesus, there’s one BIG problem with doing what comes naturally. Because refusing to forgive is the OPPOSITE of what God has done for us. We don’t forgive others because we feel like it or even because they deserve it. We forgive because we’ve been forgiven. God forgiveness is a gift we cannot earn and certainly don’t deserve. This week we’ll help our kids understand that you [Bottom Line] forgive others because God forgives you.