In the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses”…
Click here (or video on this post) to watch Todd’s video continuing in the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,” the part of the prayer in which a blessing of God appears to be conditional.
Questions for all (kids and adults):
– What does it feel like to be sorry for something?
– How do you want people to treat you when you say that you are sorry?
– Why do you think this is the one part of the prayer that has a condition?
– Can we know God’s forgiveness if we are unforgiving? Why or why not?
– Have you ever seen a demand for forgiveness used as a weapon?
– What does forgiveness have to do with restoration?
– How are distortions of the character of God healed when we see that God’s very character is marked by forgiveness?
– What do you think of the quote, “What marks God above all false gods is that they are not capable and ready for *this?”
(*for identifying with humanity by way of forgiveness)