Forgiving Others (Matthew 18:15-20) Sunday School Lesson

It’s hard to forgive, especially our close friends. That’s why Jesus prescribes a way to restore broken relationships in the church. Use these lessons and teaching activities to help children learn from Matthew 18:15-20.

The download links below are directly to PDF lesson plans. The first file includes a complete lesson plan, craft ideas, coloring page, and bonus worksheets on being the church.

Bible Lessons for Kids from Matthew 18:15-20

More Teaching Help for Kids Sunday School

Matthew 18:15-20 Bible Crafts for Sunday School

In these Bible craft ideas, children will focus on the importance of making peace with one another, even in times of trouble or conflict. The Gospel of Matthew gives us a model for dealing with sinners or those who have conflict with us.

Children’s Sermon Object Lesson on Fixing Broken Friendships

Sunday School Coloring Page on Forgiveness

In the Lord’s Prayer, we are told to pray for God’s forgiveness “as we forgive those who trespass against us.” That’s the theme of this coloring page. Click the image below to download or get the entire 5-page coloring book on the Lord’s Prayer from the Sunday School Store.

Forgive our sins as we forgive others coloring page

Children’s Prayer Moment

Gather the children to pray together after the Sunday School lesson or children’s sermon on forgiveness.

Dear God,
Help us to resolve our arguments
To remember your grace
And to have good relationships
Thank you for your forgiveness
Help  us pass it on to others
Thank you for your love
We love you, God!
In Jesus name, Amen!

Children’s Ministry Song Suggestion

Matthew 18:15-20 ESV

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’  17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. 18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” -Matthew 18:15-20

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