LET’S FORGIVE

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-qYpKGotDQ

What is the story all about?
Was it easy for the man to forgive his father? Why?
What do you think will happen to the father in the story after his son forgave him?

Did the young man make the right decision? Why?

Is it easy to forgive? Why?

How many times do we need to forgive?

We all make mistakes. It is easy to make mistakes, but is asking for forgiveness and forgiving others easy? Not always.

Should we hurt other person and humiliate him or her with shaming words after he or she has make mistake? Or would you speak kindly and offer some encouragement?

What if same person keeps on hurting us always? Should we still forgive that person? How many times?

The Unforgiving Servant
VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grrsmDlXoxU

Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" "I do not say seven times," answered Jesus, "but seventy times seven .”

ALWAYS

God wants us to tell him we are sorry when we do something wrong. And no matter how big are sin is, He will always forgive us. No matter how many times we sin again, He will still forgive us. All we have to do is to ask for forgiveness SINCERELY. And He wants us to DO THE SAME TO OTHERS.

I FORGIVE - I am forgiven by God, so I should forgive too - I will be at peace - I will be able to sleep well - I will have no worries and enemies - I will make many friends -There will be no fight -I CAN HELP the one who hurt me to learn how to be sorry and to change

I DON’T FORGIVE - I am separated from God and from other people -I will have enemies -I will be “grumpy” and unhappy -I will not be at peace - My health will be affected because of stress and possible sickness that I may get due to too much anger and worries

FORGIVENESS DOES NOT MAKE A CHANGE IN WHAT HAD HAPPENED. BUT IT MAKES BIG CHANGES IN THE FUTURE.

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Love and Respect for God Did I always speak God’s name with respect and with love? Did I pray regularly? Love and Respect for Myself Did I take care of my body? Was I grateful for all the gifts God has given to me? Love and Respect for Family and Others Did I obey and listen to my parents and all those

who care for me?
Did I hurt someone by what I said and did?

QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT: 1. Is it important to forgive? Why? 2. If we will not learn how to forgive, what will happen to our world? 3. Why do you think Jesus is asking us to forgive SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN?

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