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Teaching Forgiveness and Repentance
The Watering Place: Come and be Filled with Encouragement for Homeschooling.
Homeschooling Encouragement Article by Harriet Yoder
Here is another in our series on teaching Christianity to your children. The whole Bible is your textbook. What we are offering here is some of the lessons we have lived through in our walk with the Lord. It is our prayer that this will help and encourage you as you train up your children. Here are the links to topics on this page:
Teach children to apologize and ask for forgiveness by patterning it yourself and walking them through it.
Teach them to apologize.
True confessions: I had to learn to do this. It was hard for me because it was new and different. Definitely worth it!
"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Luke 6:27-28
Yes, this is a hard verse to understand. It seems contrary to what the world teaches. This is one verse that you have to accept for face value and live it. There is a cost because:
It is hard to love your enemies.
Jesus knew though. He knew that unforgiveness hurts both sides. He knew that thinking someone out of our existence was spiritual murder. He knew that building up fleshly walls of defense only serve to separate us from Him because those walls only harden our hearts.
How do I do this, you ask? It is easy but it is hard. I could talk for hours on this and real life examples, but I will save that for another article and keep this simple. Take the verse literally. Pray and ask God to show you how to apply it to your situation. It will be hard the first time. It may take time to see the fruit, but fruit you will see. Trust me; no, trust God's word!
If you can get this concept across to your children, you will have imparted a great blessing to them.
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