In our last lesson we saw the importance of our reactions. What happens to us is not nearly as important as how we react. If we do not resent an insult or an injury, the chances are that it will do us little harm. On the other hand, if we allow the matter to become a resentment, it can do us great harm. What is resentment? Why is it so destructive?
Have you ever hurt somebody and wished to be forgiven? Do you spend time thinking about how someone has wronged you? How do you forgive? People through the ages have wrestled with similar questions. Jesus and Christianity have changed the world with teachings of forgiveness. When the Apostle Peter asked Jesus, "Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Jesus and Forgiveness: A 4-Lesson Bible Study will teach your students what real forgiveness looks like, why their forgiveness is tied to how they forgive others, and how forgiveness dramatically impacts the lives of the forgiver and the forgiven. Yet as we all know, there are no perfect relationships. When we live life with other people, we will inevitably get hurt. Good thing Jesus had a ton to say about this. Jesus and Forgiveness: A 4-Lesson Bible Study , one of the 13 Jesus Studies Bible studies , will help you teach your students what real forgiveness looks like, why their forgiveness is tied to how they forgive others, and how forgiveness dramatically impacts the lives of the forgiver and the forgiven.
See also the adult edition and kids edition of this lesson. Forgiveness is an important skill for life. People are going to hurt you and let you down, and you need to know how to forgive. Also, if you are a Christian, God commands you to forgive others. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back.