The ‘Jesus Forgives’ printable is an incredibly simple coloring sheet that children will enjoy. It shows the cross as the symbol for God’s forgiveness. Jesus went to the cross willingly to die for our sins. When we do wrong we don’t just do it against others but we do wrong against God. It is God’s forgiveness that we need. Jesus came to the earth to live a perfect life. He was God in flesh. Jesus came as the One who would die so that we might live – so that we might be forgiven for the wrong things we have done. Wrong things demand a consequence. The bible tells us that the consequence for sin is death.
Jesus took the ultimate punishment by dying on the cross for each one of us. We can choose to accept this forgiveness when we admit our guilt and ask Jesus to come into our lives. He will forgive us for the wrong things that we have done. All we need to ask is for Jesus to take the lead in our lives, that he would be our Savior and our Lord.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8.
- What does it mean to sin or do wrong?
- Why do we need forgiveness?
- What did Jesus do whilst he was on the earth?
- Why can Jesus forgive us?
- Why do we need God’s forgiveness?
- Will God forgive anything? Why/why not?