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Forgive us our Sins (Matthew 6:9-13)

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Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the Lord’s Prayer together. (Matthew 6:9-13)

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • Why is the Lord’s Prayer important?

  • What is sin?

  • What does it mean to be forgiven? To forgive someone else?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Forgive us our sins” Discuss what it means to ask for forgiveness and why it is important. Discuss how it makes you feel when you sin or disobey.

  • Read Romans 2:23 together. Discuss how the Bible is clear that everyone has sinned and needs to seek forgiveness.

  • Discuss how God is faithful to forgive our sins.

  • Read and discuss Matthew 6:14 together. This can be tough! Our sins are forgiven through the work of Christ. The grace he offers us allows us to offer forgiveness to those who sin against or hurt us.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Forgive us our Sins)

  • Why is it important to ask God to forgive our sins?

  • Why does God want us to forgive others when they hurt us?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God forgives our sin so that we might be free to forgive those who sin against us.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Do you feel like you sin?

  • Do you ever ask God to forgive you when you do, say, or think something wrong?

  • Is there someone you need to ask to forgive you? Is there someone you need to forgive yourself?

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Big Picture Question: What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.