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How Many Times?
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24

from the book

Brett Blair
Tim Carpenter

Matthew 18:21-35


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Exegetical Aim: There is no limit to forgiveness.

A portable marker board (or writing pad), a marker, and eraser.

Good morning. Hold up the board. I want to do a little math, but first let me ask you a question. What does "I forgive you" mean? (response) What does it mean when I say, "I forgive you"? (response) I've been wondering this week how many times I am so supposed to forgive someone. As you count up to seven, write each number along the top of the board. The children will probably allow two or three but no more. If they allow five express that six and seven are too many. What if someone does ONE bad thing to me? Write the number 1 in the upper left corner. Should I forgive them? (response) What if they do the same thing to me again? Write the number 2. (response) Okay, I should forgive them TWO times. But let's say they ...

This Children's Sermon titled 'How Many Times?' is based on Matthew 18:21-35. This Children's Sermon is excerpted from the book ''. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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