Dig In to the Bible
· Read: Matthew 6:12-13; Psalm 51
· In This Passage: Jesus sets the example of asking for forgiveness and for help resisting temptation. In Psalm 51, David confesses his greatest sins and asks God to give him a clean heart.
· Bible Point: Saying “sorry” is part of prayer.
· Summary Verse: “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:9-13).
· Saying “sorry” is part of prayer. Kids are definitely familiar with saying they’re sorry to their friends and siblings. They’ve probably been commanded to say they’re sorry often! But there’s a difference between saying “I’m sorry” and having a truly sorry heart. Help your kids see that we can come before God with our sincere apologies for our sin, and he will always forgive us.
· Think About: What do you need to ask forgiveness for? Tell God right now, and ask him to help you resist the temptation to keep doing that action.
Dig In to Prayer
Ask God to help your kids see the gravity of their sin but also the immense grace and forgiveness God offers.
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