The Story of the Forgiving King helps teach us why we should forgive others. We have been forgiven so much ourselves. This story illustration will help children to remember the great truths Jesus taught in this parable.
The Story of the Forgiving King
In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus told a parable about forgiveness. A king who forgave a huge debt was angry when the one he'd forgiven demanded that he be paid a much smaller debt owed to him. The king held the man accountable, indicating that God expects His followers to freely forgive. These Bible activities highlight this important parable.
This easy crown craft, based on Jesus’ parable told in Matthew 18:21-35, will give children the opportunity to role play and learn the story of the forgiving king where Jesus taught about the importance of forgiving in light of the forgiveness we have received from the Lord.
This word tiles activity emphasizes a fitting point of application in light of the story of the forgiving king in Matthew 18:21-35: God wants me to forgive others.
This word search puzzle emphasizes 10 elements of Jesus’ parable of the forgiving king. Can your kids find all 10? Answers are provided.
Can your kids correctly unscramble all six of these words relating to the parable of the forgiving king? If they can, they will have discovered a seventh key word—and an important biblical principle.
Let each of your kids color and wear this forgiveness crown and be reminded of the power of a king to forgive—and especially of God’s power to forgive.
This color by number Bible activity will make an impression on your kids—and on you! The Bible lesson it reinforces? Those forgiven by God should forgive others!