Watch Superbook episode: Jacob and Esau

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Today’s episode is based off of Genesis 25:19–34; 27; 32–33 in the Bible.

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I will forgive others as Jesus has forgiven me.

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Memorize this together as a family this week!

“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

Ephesians 4:32 (NLT)

ACTIVITY: Washed Clean

Prepare

Squirt bottle filled with water

Large towel

Whiteboard & marker

Mark or tape a line on the floor about 8 feet away from where the whiteboard will be propped up.

Play

Say: Today we will brainstorm about things that someone might do that requires forgiveness.

Write the list of offenses that you come up with together on the whiteboard. Example: Name calling, cheating, fighting, lying, arguing with siblings, etc.

Have the children form a line behind the mark or line on the floor. Place the whiteboard about eight feet away against a wall or chair with the towel beneath. When you say GO, have the first child try to erase the offenses by squirting the board just three times, then quickly pass the squirt bottle to the next child in line, until everyone has had a turn. Repeat until the words are completely erased.

Say: When we ask God for forgiveness, our sins are washed completely away! Repeat the SuperTruth: I will forgive others as Jesus has forgiven me.

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Discussion:

  1. How did Jacob show Esau he was sorry? See Genesis 33:3.
  2. Jesus tells us something amazing about the importance of forgiveness. Read Matthew 6:14-15.
  3. In this episode, Joy not only told Chris she was sorry, she also asked him to forgive her.What’s the difference, and why is it important?
  4. Do you need to ask anyone for forgiveness?

Pray: Dear Jesus, I praise You for dying on the cross so I can be forgiven for everything I’ve ever done wrong. Help me forgive anyone who hurts me. Amen.

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