Block Party: Everyone’s Invited
We finish up the month in John 21:1-19 with an incredible moment between Jesus and Peter. After denying Jesus three times, Peter was feeling guilty and ashamed. But Jesus still had plans for Peter. Jesus forgave Peter and restored the broken friendship. And when we put our faith in Jesus, Jesus offers that same forgiveness to us. In turn, we can offer forgiveness to others.
Bottom Line: Friends forgive one another. As kids learn about God’s incredible forgiveness through Jesus, we pray they start to understand more about how they can forgive their own friends. It’s not just accepting an apology and saying it’s alright. We pray that kids will understand how they can forgive others and work to rebuild the friendships that are worth saving.