Forgiveness

Help your kids understand what their forgiveness cost Jesus, and why it’s so important to forgive others. Includes 15 special readings focused on Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Select from a whole caboodle of ideas that encourage kids to be:

  • willing to forgive
  • gracious toward others
  • quick to admit they were wrong, and to apologize.

In addition, this lesson helps address vengefulness, bitterness, resentment and persistent guilt.

Recommended resources

The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zondervan, 2011. Ages 4-7.

Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7.

Why Is There a Cross?
by Kathleen Long Bostrom. Tyndale Kids, 2005. Ages 3 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector’s Set (CD)
Tyndale, 2006. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey #54: Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God’s Love (CD)
Ages 8 and up.

A Horse Called Bear (DVD)
CMD Distribution, 2015. Ages 4 and up.

Auto B Good: Traits of Faith (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2007. Ages 2-6.

VeggieTales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s (DVD)
Big Idea, 2007. Ages 4-7.