What’s Wrong?

Challenge everyone to identify and erase wrong statements from a given list. This activity can be used in lessons on forgiveness and to teach that love keeps no record of wrongs.

Bible:  1 John 1:8-10; Matthew 18:21-35; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Ephesians 4:32; Matthew 22:36-39

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 2 or more

Supplies: What’s Wrong? list of statements for Adults and Youths – Download Here, What’s Wrong? list of statements for Kids – Download Here, Answers Sheet – Download Here, Dry Erase Board, Marker and Eraser (or pencils if a dry erase board is not available)

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Forgiveness Activity and Lesson - What's Wrong

Preparation

Download and print the appropriate What’s Wrong? list:

What’s Wrong? list of statements for Adults and Youths           What’s Wrong? list of statements for Kids

If you are playing using a dry erase board, you only need one copy.
(If a dry erase board is not available, you will need one copy of the What’s Wrong? list per team.)

Download and print the Answers Sheet for your own reference:

What’s Wrong Answers

How to Play

For a small group, everyone can play together as 1 team.
For a bigger group, divide everyone into smaller teams or pairs.

Copy the list of statements onto the dry erase board.
(If a dry erase board is not available, distribute one copy of the What’s Wrong? list to each team.)

Give 5 – 10 minutes for each team to discuss and determine which statements in the list are wrong.
(You may want to allow the use of the internet after 5 minutes.)

Have each team share their answers.

Using the Answer Sheet, identify which statements are wrong.
Ask volunteers to come forward to erase the wrong statements from the dry erase board.

(If a dry erase board is not available, have each team strike out all the wrong statements from the printed sheet with a pencil.)

Bible Lesson – Forgiveness

Discuss
1. Did you find it easy to spot all the mistakes?
2. How do you normally react when you spot other people’s mistakes?
3. How do you normally react when other people spot your mistakes?
4. How do you think God reacts to our mistakes?

Read
1 John 1:8-10

Discuss
5. Do you know what “sin” means?
6. Is it possible for us to never sin? Why or why not?
7. What were some of the things you have done that may have made God unhappy?
8. What should we do when we sin?
9. How does God respond to our sins?
10. How do you think God wants us to respond when other people sin against us?

Read
Matthew 18:21-35

Discuss
11. In verses 23-27, how did the king respond when the servant was unable to repay his debt?
Why did the king respond in this way?
12. In verses 28-30, how did this servant respond when his fellow servant was unable to repay his debt?
13. In verses 32-34, what did the king subsequently do to the first servant?
Why did the king do this?
14. How does God want us to respond when other people sin against us? Why?

Conclude
The Bible tells us that we have all sinned. The punishment for our sins is separation from God. But because God loves us, he sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to take the punishment for our sins.
If we truly understand what God has done for us, then God expects us to also have compassion for our fellow sinners and to extend the same grace towards them.
God does not want us to keep a record of others’ sins against us. He wants us to forgive them.

Bible Lesson – Love

Discuss
1. Did you find it easy to spot all the mistakes?
2. Are you usually better at spotting your own mistakes or other people’s mistakes?
3. How do you normally react when you spot other people’s mistakes?
4. How do you normally react when other people spot your mistakes?

Read
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Discuss
5. Verse 5 tells us that love keeps no record of wrongs. What do you think this means?
6. What does it mean when someone “wrongs” you?
7. Why do you think God does not want us to keep record of wrongs?

Read
Ephesians 4:32; Matthew 22:36-39

Discuss
8. Why does God want us to forgive one another?
9. What are the two greatest commandments?

Conclude
God forgives us our sins. In the same way, God wants us to forgive others when they sin against us.
The Bible tells us that God loves us. God wants us to love him and love one another. Part of loving someone is forgiving them when they wrong us. We may not necessarily be able to wipe the incident from our memories, but God does not want us to hold grudges against others.

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