Wednesday
Oct162019

Level One Lesson Plan: Exploring God’s Greatest Commandments, Part 4 (of 5)

Note to parent or teacher: This 45- to 60-minute lesson plan is the fourth part of a five-part series of lesson plans that highlight the various aspects of the lesson objective “God’s Law of Love” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love-1a–h).

ReadLove, the Greatest Commandment, Part 6: Help One Another, Don’t Hurt Others.”

ReadThe Life of Friends: Admirable Strengths” for more on the importance of not putting others in danger.

Read Tales of Farm Friends: Star: Spirited but Gentle.”

ReadHow God Blessed Joseph.

Talk about how even though God made good out of the difficulties Joseph faced, it was very wrong of his brothers to sell him into slavery.

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Lifting Others Up.” Explain how saying unkind words, though they may not put someone in danger, can still hurt the other person’s feelings.

ReadThe Life of Friends: Respect Wins.”

Read “Turning Mistakes into Something Good” for other examples of God making something good out of something that is wrong, including the hurt of unkind words.

ReadBible Adventures with Joe Key: The Old Man and the Sailing Vessel” and the full story of Noah and the ark in Genesis 6-8.

Talk about how God is very concerned about the state of the world He’s given us to live in, and He wants us to care for it and each other. In the days of Noah, people had become very bad and were doing things that hurt themselves and others, but the Flood gave the world a new beginning. God asked Noah and his family to help by preserving the various species of animals.

Additional reading:

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ReadLove, the Greatest Commandment, Part 7: Faithfully Care for One Another.”

Discuss the importance of your family unit and each person doing their best to be helpful and care for each other.

ReadA Lovely Nest.”

ReadThe Life of Friends: Guarding Friendship.”

Discuss how at times there will be misunderstandings in families and amongst friends, but it’s important to guard our relationships and do our best to overcome misunderstandings. Talk about how we need each other.

ReadStanding on God’s Will: Don’t Argue, Have Fun.”

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Considering Others.”

ReadCelebrating Birthdays” and “Standing on God’s Word: Happy Birthday.”

Discuss how birthdays are a good opportunity to keep family and friendship relationships strong by showing one another appreciation.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love- a–h

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Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Friday
Oct042019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The City of Tarsus

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan to fill out the post “Cities of the Bible: The City of Tarsus.” It goes with the lesson objective “Learn the major stories of the New Testament” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1e).

Read “Cities of the Bible: The City of Tarsus.”

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 1:
Locate
the country of Turkey on a world map. Next locate the city of Tarsus.

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 2:
Learn
about trade routes here.

Imagine a scenario together with your child where there are no cars, no air or train travel, no Internet, no phones, yet you want to communicate with a person, perhaps a close relative, in another city. How would this be possible?

Discuss with your child why trade routes were helpful during early Christianity. In a day when there was no Internet nor other means of fast communications, trade routes helped connect the world, making it possible to take the wonderful news of Jesus, God’s Son, to all of the known world at that time.

REVIEW PARAGRAPHS 3–5:

Look up and read these verses along with their corresponding paragraphs:

Learn more about Tarsus here and the benefits the Apostle Paul gained from being born there.

ReadNovember Hero of the Month: Paul the Apostle.”

Additional resource:

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1e

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Wednesday
Sep252019

Level One Lesson Plan: Exploring God’s Greatest Commandments, Part 3 (of 5)

Note to parent or teacher: This 45- to 60-minute lesson plan is the third part of a five-part series of lesson plans that highlight the various aspects of the lesson objective “God’s Law of Love” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love-1a–h).

ReadLove, the Greatest Commandment, Part 4: Set Aside Time for Jesus.”

Talk about how studying the teachings of the Bible, especially the stories about Jesus in the four Gospels, helps us learn how to reflect Jesus’ love to others.

ReadThe Magnetic Pull of Love.”

ReadThe Light of the World.”

Discuss why we, as God’s children, want to help others know about Jesus and His great love for them. Talk about the good we experience in our lives from knowing Jesus, and how we want others to benefit from that as well. Then discuss how we can attract others to Jesus through the example of our lives.

ReadThe Overcoat.”

Discuss how we are bound to fail at times in being an example of love; however, when we apologize and endeavor to make things right, that is a testimony of God’s love as well.

ReadSing for Jesus.”

Take some time for praise by listening to (and singing along) “Audio: Sing, O Heavens” and “Audio: O, Praise the Lord.” Feel free to include other favorite songs of praise.

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Strength for the Day.” Stop to reflect on each verse. Highlight how, even though we can’t do it on our own, we can ask Jesus for help to manifest His love in our lives.

Pray the second prayer in Pray a Way: Care for Others” together.

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ReadLove, the Greatest Commandment, Part 5: Honor Your Parents.”

Recount a time your child did something special for you. Talk about how it made you feel encouraged and appreciated.

ReadHonor Your Parents,” and then do the activity on page 5.

Read Standing on God’s Word: Be Appreciative and Thankful.”

Pray one of the prayers from “Pray a Way: Friends and Loved Ones.”

Additional reading:

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love- a–h

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Wednesday
Sep112019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Town of Sychar

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan to fill out the post “Cities of the Bible: The Town of Sychar.” It goes with the lesson objectives “Learn of the main milestones in Jesus’ ministry on earth” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: Jesus-1c). “Be able to describe the various ministries of disciples, and how utilizing one’s gifts and talents for God’s glory and the furtherance of the great commission is one way in which disciples serve God; identify men and women in history who were disciples and/or missionaries” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Discipleship-2b).

Read Cities of the Bible: The Town of Sychar.”

Locate Sychar on a map. Take note that it is in the area of Samaria and is situated between Capernaum and Jerusalem.

Read John 4:3–43.

View a picture of Jacob’s well mentioned in John 4:5–6.

ReadJesus and the Woman at the Well.”

ReadFaith-Filled Models from the New Testament: The Woman of Samaria.”

Explain how during the time that Jesus was living on earth, the area of Samaria, home to the Samaritans—a people of only partial Jewish heritage—was a place that Jewish people tried to avoid traveling through, even though it was the shortest route between Jerusalem and Galilee. However, Jesus not only passed through there with His disciples, but He also spoke with a Samaritan woman and then spent two nights there teaching the people.

Apply this example: Are there perhaps children of a different ethnic background, social class, or religion (or even lack of religion) in your neighborhood or your child’s school? Talk about how building friendship is part of being a witness of God’s great love for each person, and how no one is outside the circle of His love.

Discuss how the woman reacted to the encouraging things Jesus told her. Did she keep it to herself? What did she do with this news? How can we apply that in our lives?

ReadFill Up to Pour Out!” and “Get Recharged.” Reread John 4:10–14 where Jesus tells the woman about “living water.” As you read John 4, you’ll see that she started taking part in the cycle of living water by telling her friends in town about Jesus.

Did you know that the Samaritan woman from this story is known in church history as the first Christian evangelist? You can be one too by helping others know of the love and friendship you’ve experienced from Jesus.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: Jesus-1c and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Discipleship-2b

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Wednesday
Aug212019

Level One Lesson Plan: Exploring God’s Greatest Commandments, Part 2 (of 5)

Note to parent or teacher: This 45- to 60-minute lesson plan is the second part of a five-part series of lesson plans that highlight the various aspects of the lesson objective “God’s Law of Love” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love-1a–h).

ReadLove, the Greatest Commandment, Part 2: Worship God, Not Things.”

Discuss together how when we worship God, we draw close to Him through praise and thanksgiving, and we are then able to reflect more of His loving ways in our lives.

  • Bring out that God wants us to have the things that we need and also things that we enjoy, but these things are not what fill our lives with love and joy; that is what God does for us.
  • Examine an experience your child had of focusing on a desire to have something to the exclusion of being kind to others. Did they find joy in that? You might also find it helpful to share an experience you’ve had along these lines as well so the child doesn’t feel singled out, explaining that it’s something we all must take notice of in our lives.
  • Discuss experiences you and your child have had of putting love for God and others first and how things worked out.

Read Manifest God’s Love.”

Read An Important Race.” (An older version can be found here.)

Pray the first prayer of “Pray a Way: Forgiveness” in relation to a disappointing experience; for example, someone breaking or losing one of your toys or hindering a fun event you were looking forward to. Showing forgiveness in such a situation is one way of worshipping God and not things.

Read Bible Adventures with Joe Key: A Dream and a Prophet.” Because of his closeness with God, Daniel was blessed with great wisdom. Ask your child if he or she can think of a time when Daniel and his friends followed God’s ways instead of the way man views things. (Suggestion: Read from a children’s Bible the story of Daniel 1:3–20 when Daniel and his friends declined to eat the king’s fancy foods and would only eat clean and healthy foods such as vegetables.)

Read Bible Adventures with Joe Key: The Temple Episode” and the full story about what Jesus did in the temple in Matthew 21:12–13 and Mark 11:15–17. Jesus always put love for God and others as His main focus, and He was upset when the poor were taken advantage of by these sales of material goods in the temple.


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Read Love, the Greatest Commandment, Part 3: Honor God’s Name.”

Explain to your child that part of showing our love and respect for God is by only using the names of God (God, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit) in a positive light—God’s names that we and others can call on for the help we need in life.

  • If your child has heard others use God’s names as swear words, talk about how to react. Explain that we shouldn’t take part and imitate others doing so, but we don’t need to feel compelled to correct others for it. Discuss ways to react that will not alienate someone they might hear using God’s name as a swear word. Explain that the best testimony is to continue to personally love Jesus and let His love shine through us in our deeds and loving interactions with others.
  • Another way to use God’s name in vain is to live in ways that hurt others while bragging about knowing Jesus. For example, bullying other kids and saying that Jesus cares more about you than them; or talking about Jesus’ love for others, but then being disrespectful to people. We’re responsible to do our best to be a reflection of God’s nature.

Read Standing on God’s Word: Having Right Priorities.”

Read Meals with Jesus: She Showed Great Love.” (Your child might enjoy the accompanying coloring page and 3D picture.)

Read Acting God.” Your child can try this out with “‘Acting God’ Supplement.”

Talk about things your child does and things they see others and you, his or her parents, do that show God’s love for people and are therefore ways of honoring God’s name.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love-1a–h

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Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Friday
Aug092019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The Town of Capernaum

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 45- to 60-minute lesson plan to fill out the class “Cities of the Bible: The Town of Capernaum.” It goes with the lesson objectives “Learn the major stories of the New Testament” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1e); and “Learn of the benefits that loving others brings both to oneself and to others” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: God’s Law of Love-1e).

Read Cities of the Bible: The Town of Capernaum.”

Locate Capernaum on a map.

Read Matthew 9:1. Ask your child why he thinks Matthew referred to Capernaum as Jesus’ own town. (We can only presume since the Bible doesn’t tell us why.)

Listen to An Audio Bible Adventure: A Soldier’s Great Faith” or read Luke 7:1–10.

Discuss the faith that was shown by this centurion. Jesus answered the centurion’s request without even going to the man’s house. We too can believe like this centurion did; even though we don’t see Jesus physically with us, we can believe that He’s able and willing to answer our prayers.

Read Mark 1:16–20.

Read Mark 1:21–34.

Read Matthew 9:1–9.

Imagine with your child a person lying on a mattress on the floor, someone who is unable to walk. Next, imagine the person being told to pick up his mattress and start walking. Have your child consider how he or she would react to seeing Jesus perform this miracle.

Ask your child what the names are of the four fishermen and the one tax collector from Capernaum who became Jesus’ disciples. (Answer: Simon [Peter], Andrew, James, John, and Matthew.)

Read Matthew 11:20–23 or Luke 10:1–24.

Reflect with your child on ways the people in Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum saw Jesus manifest His great love for them through the many miracles He performed and through His teachings. (This map shows the close proximity of these towns.)

Read these excerpts from Matthew 5:1–16 and Matthew 5:38–48 of the Sermon on the Mount, teachings that Jesus gave to a large crowd of people at an area near Capernaum.

Discuss possible reasons why the people of these cities might have rejected Jesus and His teachings. (Possibility: Jesus didn’t stop the Romans from taxing the people, nor did He lead them in battle to chase out the Romans. Instead Jesus taught them to treat their enemies with loving kindness.)

Explain that approximately 70 years later, at the time when the Romans destroyed the temple in Jerusalem, they also destroyed Capernaum and the surrounding towns. Referring back to Matthew 5:38–48, ask your child how things might have turned out if the people in these towns had treated their enemies, the Romans, with loving kindness even though the Romans treated them roughly.

Consider with your child any situation they are aware of in their personal life where deeds of loving kindness could change things for the better.

Additional material:

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1e and Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: God’s Law of Love-1e

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Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

 

Monday
Jul292019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God’s Garden, Part 2

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on God’s love and care for His children and the benefits of the guidance and instruction one receives in life.

Read More Magnificent than Trees.”

Talk with your children about the gifts and qualities that they are blessed with, and take a moment to thank God for those gifts or qualities.

ReadPruning for Growth.”

Think of one area or skill that needs additional work and how discipline and training would be important when working on something that is challenging. Discuss why it is important to work on something that might be difficult (e.g., it teaches perseverance, helps improve a needed albeit difficult skill, etc.). Also discuss how it’s important to receive guidance and instruction for recognizing and overcoming weak points that one might have when developing a new skill.

ReadA Sapling’s Support.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper food and a good environment to grow well, just like a child needs a good home environment, nourishment, and care to thrive.)

ReadTend the Garden of Your Heart.”

Select one or more of the following coloring pages for the children to color:

Listen to Building on a Rock” and “Me and You” while your children color.

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Wednesday
Jul242019

Level One Lesson Plan: Exploring God’s Greatest Commandments, Part 1 (of 5)

Note to parent or teacher: This 40- to 60-minute lesson plan is the first of a five-part series of lesson plans that highlight the various aspects of the lesson objective “God’s Law of Love” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love- a–h).

Read Love, the Greatest Commandment, Introduction.”

Read Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18.

Discover with your child why Jesus considered the most important commandment to be to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind.

  • Look up 1 John 4:7–12.
  • Explain how loving God connects us with His love for others, giving opportunity for that love to motivate us in how we live and how we treat others.

Explore why Jesus said that loving your neighbor as yourself is related to loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind.

Review Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Law of Love,” Matthew 22:37–40. (Note: Consider printing the full page out for reviewing and coloring.)

Read “Off the Charts,” Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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Read Love, the Greatest Commandment, Part 1: Give God First Place.”

Discuss how giving God first place includes taking time to study how Jesus showed us through His own life the ways to live and act, and then learning to put His teachings into action in our lives.

Listen to “Audio: Be Ye Kind.”

Read John 1:1–14.”

Review Crazily Cool Card Set: Love,” 1 John 4:7–8. (Note: Optionally, print the full page out for reviewing and coloring.)

Read Jesus Lived Love.”

Read Standing on God’s Word: Guidance” and “Standing on God’s Word: The Light.”

Color (or review) “Coloring Page: A Key to a Beautiful Life… .”

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Law of Love- a–h

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Copyright © 2019 by The Family International


Monday
Jul082019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God's Garden, Part 1

“In God’s Garden, Part 1” is a 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan featuring several “In the Garden” articles that focus on God’s love and care and how He helps His children to grow in faith, joy, and contentment.

ReadJust the Right Kind of Care.”

Talk about things that happen in your child’s day that may cause him or her to compare with others; for example, things that a friend or sibling has/received that your child didn’t. Then discuss why things can still be “fair” even when everyone doesn’t have or get exactly the same thing. (Possible answers: (1) Everyone has different needs. (2) Not everyone needs or appreciates the same thing, so rewards and blessings are meted out differently. (3) Sometimes something is more important to someone at a given time—something they have worked hard for and receive as a reward, a replacement for something lost or broken, etc.)

Watch The Garden.”

Discuss the importance of being content with who you are and how you are made. God created each person, and there is something special about each person, and we should praise Him for that uniqueness.

Read A Happy, Healthy Garden.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some of the things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper soil and the right environment to grow well, just like people need a good environment and proper food and care to develop properly.)

ReadThe Sun Will Shine Again.”

Talk about something that each child might be struggling with, then brainstorm something that each one can do to persevere through the struggle, and then list what steps can be taken to get there.

ReadCling like a Vine.” 

Tell of a difficulty you struggled with and how your relationship with Jesus grew through it.

Select one or more coloring pages from these options: “Coloring Page: A Happy, Healthy Garden” or “Coloring Pages: Cling like a Vine.”

Listen toMe and You” while coloring.

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Tags: god’s love and care, god’s care and protection, contentment, in the garden, my wonder studio 0-5 lesson plan, my wonder studio parents and teachers

Friday
Jul052019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The City of Jerusalem

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is an hour-long lesson plan (which can be divided up and studied in three sessions if desired) to fill out the class “Cities of the Bible: The City of Jerusalem.” It goes with the lesson objectives “Learn the major stories of the Old Testament” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d); and “Understand that God will give courage and provide strength in order for His will to be performed” (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Courage-2b).

ReadCities of the Bible: The City of Jerusalem.”

PART 1
REVIEW PARAGRAPH 1:

Look up a map and pictures of the Judean Mountains. (Here is an informative Wikipedia article about the Judean Mountains.)

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 2:

Read Psalm 76:1–2.

Read Genesis 14:18 and Hebrews 7:1–2 .

View this show about “Abram and Melchizedek.”

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 3:

Read Judges 19:10 where Jerusalem is referred to as Jebus.

Read 2 Samuel 5:6–7, 9 about how Jebus (Jerusalem) came to also be known as the “City of David.”

View this short explanation about “Jebus, City of David.”

PART 2
REVIEW PARAGRAPH 4:

Read Joshua 10:1.

Explain that Joshua chapter 10 is both the first place where the city of Jerusalem is mentioned by the name “Jerusalem” in the Bible, and it is also the chapter where the amazing story is told about the sun standing still for one day.

Listen to An Audio Bible Adventure: The Hoax of the Moldy Bread and the Day the Sun Stood Still.”

PART 3
REVIEW PARAGRAPH 5:

Read 2 Chronicles 3:1.

View this description of “Solomon’s Temple.”

Read page 3 of “King Solomon and the Temple.” (See page 4 for a coloring page.)

Read Nehemiah 2:1–6

Listen toAn Audio Bible Adventure: The Man Who Built a Dream” and “An Audio Bible Adventure: In Defense of the Poor.”

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 6:

Find the State of Israel on a world map. Clicking on the name “Israel” on this map will give you a close-up view.


Additional material:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d and Character Building: Values and Virtues: Courage-2b

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Tags: cities of the bible, courage, bible knowledge, great men and women of god, level 2 lesson plan

Friday
Jun072019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: The City of Babylon

Note to the parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 45-minute lesson plan to fill out the class “Cities of the Bible: The City of Babylon,” that goes with the lesson objective “Learn the major stories of the Old Testament” (Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d).

ReadCities of the Bible: The City of Babylon.”

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 1:

Read Genesis 11:1–9 about the Tower of Babel.

REVIEW PARAGRAPHS 2 and 3:

Read the chapters below about some of the adventures of Daniel and his friends in Babylon. After reading them, see if the children can name the four kings Daniel served. (Answer: Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus. This information can be found in chapters 1, 5, and 6.)

Match the Hebrew and Babylonian names of the four Hebrew friends (answers are found in Daniel 1:7):

REVIEW PARAGRAPH 4:

View one of these videos about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon: “Gift for a Queen” or “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Gardens of Babylon Part 1 and Part 2.

BABYLON TODAY:

View on this map where the ruins of Babylon are found today. Zoom out and you will see the ruins are located south of Baghdad in modern-day Iraq.

View these pictures of a reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate at the Pergamon Museum of Berlin, Germany.

Additional material:

S&S links: Christian Life and Faith: Bible Knowledge: General Bible Knowledge-1d

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Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Friday
May172019

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Forgive?

Note to parent or teacher: This is a 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objective: “Be able to identify the benefits of forgiveness to both the forgiver and the one forgiven, and how the person who forgives is the one who benefits the most; learn of the detrimental effects on one’s life when forgiveness is not practiced, and how when practiced, it is an important step in overcoming resentment or bitterness.” (Character Building: Social Skills: Forgiveness-2a)

Watch Matthew West’s song: “Forgiveness.”

Ask your child how difficult it is for them to forgive someone, and if they have found it more difficult to forgive some than others. Talk about why this may be.

If your child has had a recent experience with the need to forgive, perhaps you can use this time to discuss the situation and gain an understanding of how your child feels about letting go and forgiving the person who has wronged them. Do they feel ready? If not, what do they feel is missing?

ReadWhy Forgive?

Go over the three points addressed in “Why Forgive?” and ask your child how they can apply either one or each one to a current situation they may be going through that involves needing to forgive someone who has wronged them. The three points to cover are:

  • Forgiveness puts your heart right with God (page 2).
  • Forgiveness heals you (page 3).
  • Forgiveness changes lives for the better (page 5).

They may not have an example of how the current situation has changed a life for the better, but they could imagine how it could. Or together you could think back on another time when forgiveness did make someone’s life better—either your child’s, yours, or the one who needed to be forgiven.

Ask your child, What if the roles were reversed? What if your child needed someone’s forgiveness? What if they have apologized but the person they have wronged doesn’t want to forgive them?

ReadThe Thing about Apologies.” 

Discuss with your child how they felt their apology went. Or if they haven’t yet apologized, after reading this, how do they feel would be the best way to apologize? The story covered three key ingredients (page 4):

  • Regret
  • Responsibility
  • Remedy

See if your child can remember what each one of these means, and if not, go back and read the first part of page four. Go over these key ingredients again and see how they can become a part of the apology that is needed, or if a remedy is needed, together figure out what can be done.

Remind your child that even if the person they have wronged doesn’t forgive them right away, if their heart is in the right place, then they can depend on God’s forgiveness, because God always forgives.

ReviewCrazily Cool Cards Set: Forgiveness.”

Additional material:

S&S link: Character Building: Social Skills: Forgiveness-2a

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Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

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