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Mercy

Not receiving from God something unpleasant that we deserve (See also grace, works)

"Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me." Psalm 40:11


Activities

Cover to Cover

Children will enjoy an activity that demonstrates the importance of getting to know someone and the error with faultfinding.

Godly Behaviors

Kids complete several scenarios and then determine if their chosen actions would be considered showing justice (fairness), mercy (kindness), or being humble (selflessness).

My Prayer of Faith

Children learn about the "Prayer of Faith," and then develop their own prayer for the appropriate time.

Resisting Fleshly Desires

Children explore the difference between giving into their fleshly desires and acting out of love with mercy and humility.

Self-Reflection and Repentance

The children learn the importance of self-reflection and its purpose in repentance.

Sticky Note Mercy

The children will participate in an activity to teach them about Godís mercy.

Who's In or Out?

This activity will create a visual picture of what is in our heart. It will allow God to reveal to us His love for all people.

Crafts

God is Holy (Mosaic)

The children will create a mosaic which will help them remember attributes of God.

Seventy Times Seven

How many times should I forgive? A delightful craft to show how often we should forgive one another.

Lessons

God is Holy

This lesson will identify Godís holiness as His most prevalent attribute. Children will learn that all of Godís additional attributes exist through, and because of, His holiness.

God is Just

As a result of studying about Godís fair and just nature, children will understand why it is important to confess their sins to God and ask for His forgiveness on a regular basis.

God Speaks Through Micah

In this lesson, children learn how God spoke to His people through the prophet Micah. They will also learn what God requires from everyone who belongs to Him: to treat others fairly, to show mercy, and to walk humbly with the Lord.

Judging Others

This lesson teaches children that we all need forgiveness and that we should not have a fault-finding attitude toward others.

The Cost of Sin

After completing this lesson, the children will realize that because of sin they are separated from God, and that because God is just, He must punish sin. However, He is also merciful, and does not want to punish us.

The Prodigal Son

With this lesson the children will have a good idea of what matters in life. The choice between material possessions or relationship will determine how they would want to live their lives, and hopefully, it will make them realize that a life full of materialism cannot fulfill an empty heart.

The Unmerciful Servant

After finishing this lesson children will see that we need to forgive others just as God forgives us.

Object Talks

Fill Them with God's Kindness

A demonstration to show what can happen when we display God's kindness, mercy, and love without favoritism.

Wash Away Sin

No matter how much we have sinned, Jesus can wash all our sins away.

Skits

Crummy Teeth

This skit teaches children that we all need forgiveness and that we should not have a fault-finding attitude toward others. (Skit for three.)

Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

The children will participate in a skit that teaches them to give mercy to others because God has given mercy to us.