* Binder Clips (Craft Store)* Paper Cutter or Scissors* Hole Punch The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “forgiveness.” They took turns finding the letters we needed and sticking them on the paper…they’re kids – the letters will not be stuck on perfect. I then cut the paper to the same size as the paper from last week. We punched a hole in the corner and stuck it on our binding clip. Each week, a new word will be added to the clip in similar fashion. I then wrote the Bible verse on the back. If your kids are older, have them do it themselves. We’ll spend this week learning the word, meaning and memorizing the scripture.
“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
– Matthew 6:14
Definition: to cease to feel resentment against an offender
Reason Chosen: Forgiveness is one of the main things that defines God. He sent his son to die for our sins so we could be forgiven. He not only encourages us to do the same, he commands us to. It is obvious to hold resentment rather than forgive hurts not only your offender but also yourself. It can be absolutely destructive. If you want to live a miserable life, continue to hold on to anger and resentment rather than letting it go. I haven’t had to forgive some of the bigger offenses that have been done to some people out there. I can’t imagine how hard it would be, but I know people who have gained great freedom from learning to forgive. Knowing that God forgives us from our sinful nature should draw us to show forgiveness in our own life.
Word Ring At the beginning of each week, the craft will be exactly the same because we will simply be adding a new word to our already established word ring.
* Stock Card Paper (I had a whole stack like this – found at any craft store)
* Assorted Sticker Letters (I just bought a bunch on clearance at Michael’s)