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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.

Salvation Balloons

The children will identify true and false statements regarding salvation.

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 God’s mercy.

What's In Your Wallet?

The children will create an ID card to help them remember that their citizenship is in Heaven.

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 to help them remember God's attributes.

Mercy Scepters

The children will make a craft that will remind them to be merciful.

My Beautiful Heart

A craft to help children understand how their hearts can become "beautiful" and acceptable to God.

New Start Spinner

The children make a craft to remind them that God’s love and mercy is never ending and new every day.

Rich In Mercy

The children will create a craft to remind them of God’s mercy.

Seventy Times Seven

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

GAMES

Good As New Relay

The children will enjoy playing a relay game that helps them understand God’s mercy.

LESSONS

God Is Holy

This Sunday school lesson will identify God’s holiness as His most prevalent attribute. Children will learn that all of God’s additional attributes exist through and because of His holiness.

God Is Just

As a result of studying about God’s 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 Is Merciful

This Sunday school lesson will teach children about God’s mercy and why we should be merciful to others.

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.

On With The New

In this lesson, the children will discover how to get rid of the old self and put on the new way of thinking and living in Christ.

The Cost Of Sin

After completing this Sunday school 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 Thief On The Cross

God’s helpers choose to speak the truth.

The Unmerciful Servant

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

Unlimited Chances

In this lesson, the children learn that because Jesus sacrificed Himself for us, God gives us unlimited chances to start over when we truly repent.

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.

PUZZLES

Depend On Jesus

(Word Search) The children will review and find words that relate to Christian maturity.

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.