Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Use this unit study to help teach children about forgiveness. It is based on Christ's lesson about forgiving others in the Gospel of St. Matthew 18:21-35.
This lesson helps us to know Christ's expectations for forgiving those who hurt us. Jesus is the best example of forgiveness the world has ever known. For as He was dying on the cross, he forgave the people who crucified Him. Like Christ, we too should be an example to others and forgive them when they hurt us. When questioned by the St. Peter about how many times someone should forgive a person who hurts them, the Lord says in Matthew 18:22, "I say not to thee, Till seven times; but till seventy times seven times."
This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.
This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student Lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Forgive Each Other Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-Forgive Each Other Coloring Sheet
-Forgive Each Other Trace & Color Sheet in Manuscript and Cursive
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-God Wants Us to Forgive Each Other Get the Gospel Trading Card
-Our Father Prayer Sheet
-Put-It-In-Order Featuring the Our Father Prayer Game
-24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Teaches About Forgiveness Mini-Book
There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus: Jesus teaches about forgiveness.
Theme: God wants us to forgive each other.
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-25
CCC: 982, 2227, 2843, 2845