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Jesus models what forgiveness should look like in our lives.
Today, we’re going to talk about a very important thing that every follower of Jesus should be known for in their lives. We should be forgiving people. Forgiveness means that we choose not to pay someone back when they hurt us. Now, make no mistake, forgiveness isn’t easy. Think about that friend who left you out at recess or called you a name. You probably wanted to pay them back by being mean back That seems like the right thing to do. But, that’s not what Jesus modeled for us. The Bible says that we all have a sin problem that has broken our relationship with God. So, Jesus came to die to pay for OUR sins in order to fix us. Did you catch that? Our sin makes us mean and disrespectful toward God but Jesus didn’t respond by being mean and disrespectful to us. He forgave us! And, because of that forgiveness, we can be friends with God. So, forgive your friends when they mess up so you can make friends, not enemies.