Forgiveness

All of us can love more for every hate, forgive for every intended or unintended hurt or put down, and let the sw Christ be active in our lives. Bible characters and stories teach us how to forgive in the midst of sibling rivalry, disobedience, and difficult relationships.

Kids and Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities

Fun and Games

Read a Story

Stephen is Stoned
Read Acts 7

Jacob and Esau
Read Genesis 25:20-34; 27:1-46; 28-29; 32-33

Joseph's Forgiveness
Read Genesis 42-45

God Forgives Jonah
Read Jonah 1 and 2

The Prodigal Son
Read Luke 15:11-32

Jesus Forgives Zacchaeus
Read Luke 19:2-10

Jesus' Message on Forgiveness
Read Matt 18:21-22

Listen to a Story

Holy Land Tours

  • Jericho - King Saul tries to kill David, Rahab and the spies, the Children of Israel walk across the Jordan river, the walls of Jericho fall, Elisha heals the water supply, Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus, Jesus meets Zacchaeus
  • The Passion Week - The story of Jesus' crucifixion and his resurrection

Adult and Teen Resources

Articles — Everyday Living

  • Do-Over! - Everyone wants a second chance, and all it takes is a change in thought. If we stopped worrying about the situation or the mistakes we've made and focus on God, we will feel the instantaneous change in our thought, which will be reflected in our lives.
  • The Power of Forgiveness - It is easy to think we are doing others a favor by forgiving them. In actuality, we are doing ourselves a favor. We bless everyone, including ourselves, by forgiving others.
  • Two Brothers Reunited - The Story of Jacob and Esau - Two brothers reunited - the story of Jacob and Esau.

Guests — Everyday Living

  • Immaculée Ilibagiza – Author and Speaker; Genocide Survivor - Immaculée Ilibagiza, survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide, living in a bathroom for 91 days in silence. Learn how she came to know God, found her prayers answered, discovered what it means to forgive, loves and forgives freely, and is sharing her story with others.
  • Maya Dietz – U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat - Maya Dietz, a U.S. Diplomat in the Foreign Service, talked about her experiences while she served in Rwanda -- working to build relationships, communicate through the language barrier, and write the human rights report; living among people who trusted God to fulfill even their basic provisions; proving herself as a woman; seeing the need for and the benefit of forgiveness in the reconciliation process; and following a career based on her desire to serve, which was motivated by Jesus' words and actions.
  • Rob Miller – Screenwriter - Rob Miller reveals how inspiration from the Bible has influenced his writing, helped him overcome challenges, and shaped his career.

Healing Messages — Everyday Living

Parenting — Everyday Living

  • Forgive and Forget? - Holding grudges, getting even, mean responses, never forgiving - these build tension in any home. Teaching forgiveness will bless your family's way of life now and going forward.
  • Why Should I Forgive? - Learn how to change "Shame on you!" to "I forgive you!" Bible verses help us understand how and why it's so important to forgive rather than to hold a grudge.

Book Reviews — Everyday Living

Identity — Teen Time

  • Do-Over! - Everyone wants a second chance, and all it takes is a change in thought. If we stopped worrying about the situation or the mistakes we've made and focus on God, we will feel the instantaneous change in our thought, which will be reflected in our lives.
  • The Power of Forgiveness - It is easy to think we are doing others a favor by forgiving them. In actuality, we are doing ourselves a favor. We bless everyone, including ourselves, by forgiving others.

Making a Difference — Teen Time

  • Giving Gifts that Touch Lives - Need gift ideas? Here are gifts to give to yourself, your friends, and even to opponents or enemies, which can bring peace and healing.