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Forgiveness is letting someone off the hook for hurting you. It's not always easy, but the Bible tells us to do it.

Key Points:

  • Forgiveness means you decide not to pay someone back when they hurt you. 
  • Forgiveness is a gift. Christians are supposed to be known for their forgiving attitudes. We’re not supposed to run around holding grudges and making people pay for their mistakes.
  • We’re supposed to forgive others because Jesus forgave us. If that’s how Jesus treats us, then that’s how we should treat others.

Memory Verse:

Colossians 3:13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 

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Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Share a time when a friend hurt your feelings. How did you respond?
  3. Why is forgiveness a gift?
  4. Why is Jesus a good model for forgiveness?
  5. Read 1 Peter 3:9.  What shouldn’t we do when people hurt us? What do you think it means to pay them back with a blessing?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part 4 of 4 in the How Stuff Works series.