Just for fun
See if you can answer these questions while you participate in the online service.
- If you are watching today’s service with your mom, don’t forget to say “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!”
- According to our first worship song, who does God say that you are?
- Who led us in communion today?
- In the story about the two monks, who did they carry?
- What is resentment? (Resentment is a persistent ill will at someone or something because of a wrong, insult, or injury.)
Before today’s sermon
Think of a time that someone hurt you (your body or your feelings). Share that time with the family. Then think back, ask yourself these questions and share your answers:
- Was it easy or hard to forgive them? Why do you think that is?
- Were you slow or quick to move on from the incident? Why do you think that is?
After today’s sermon
Unscramble the bold key words in the sentences below to review today’s sermon:
- What causes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _? (EETMNNETRS)
- You experience _ _ _ _. (RUTH)
- You make _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. (PRNOSSMOACI)
- You see _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. (NIIJTCUES)
- The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to resentment is to (TOOLSUIN)
- _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and (LEESERA)
- _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (VFGRIOE)
Discuss today’s sermon
- Have you ever held a grudge against someone who hurt you? Share that experience and share how you could have done it differently.
- Have you ever done something wrong and blamed someone else for WHY you did it?
- Is there anyone that you need to forgive so that resentment doesn’t take root in your heart? How will you do that?
- Choose from the following words or say your own word of something you feel you need to release to God: hurt, pain, comparison, unfairness, anger, resentment, bitterness, weight of sin, guilt, rage.
Later this week
Read the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18:21-35 or in a children’s story bible or watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED3fzkS-bhA
Jesus instructs us to forgive others over and over again just like he does for us. Just like his forgiveness doesn’t run out, neither should our own. Jesus provided the way and the model for humility and forgiveness. His example is one we can follow daily because parents, siblings, teachers, friends and loved ones will make mistakes that affect us.
When we make mistakes that affect others, it is important to humbly ask for forgiveness. We are not responsible for someone else’s willingness or ability to forgive but we can be at peace knowing we recognized our mistake and asked their forgiveness.