Elementary School Virtue Brief March 12

March 12, 2017

Elementary School (Dude, Where’s My Son?)

We continue our look at forgiveness with one of Jesus’ most well known parables. In the book of Luke, Jesus talked about a kid who thinks he’s got it all together. He demands half of his dad’s money and takes off to spend it on himself. It’s only when the money is gone he realized he’s made a HUGE mistake and needs forgiveness. He’s got just one hope: that his dad will let him come home and be a servant.Realizing one’s need for forgiveness is a huge step for anyone. But through Jesus’ story, we hope kids realize that everyone needs forgiveness, even them.

Bible Story: Dude, Where’s My Son? (The Lost Son) • Luke 15:11-24

Bottom Line: Everyone needs to be forgiven, even me.

Memory Verse: “Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13, NIrV

Life App: Forgiveness—deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what.