The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant.

Peter, asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or friend when he does something mean to me? Must I forgive them up to seven times? " Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants."

He noticed that one of his servants owed him millions of dollars and it was impossible for him to pay him back. A million dollars is a lot of money. In those days, you could buy a nice house or a fancy castle. The king ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all that he owned. So the servant fell on his knees before him, saying,  "Have mercy on me, and I will pay you back everything." And out of pity for him, the king let his servant go free and forgave him the debt he owed. You won't believe what happened next!

The same servant went out, came upon one of his fellow servants who owed him a few dollars, he grabbed him and began to choke him. He yelled, "pay back what you owe me!" Then his fellow servant fell down and said, have patience with me, and I will pay you back soon." "And he said, No ways! " Then he went and threw the servant into prison until he could pay the money back. When his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were upset, and they went and reported to their king all that had taken place.

When the king heard this, he was upset with the servant and called him in and said to him, "You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your brother, as I had mercy on you?" And in anger the king handed him over to be beaten (gave him a hiding) and told him that he had to pay back all that he owed. "God wants us to keep on forgiving and to have mercy on others. So our heavenly Father will also not have mercy on us, if we do not forgive others.” 


Downloads for the Unforgiving Servant

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.  How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture

1) On adobe reader, select sign

2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.


The Verses of the Day.

 Matthew 18: 22

Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

Matthew 18:25

And, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made.

Matthew 18:30

But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt.


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Right-click to download unforgiving verse picture.

Questions and Answers.

Q  Peter asked the Lord,  how many times must he forgive a man?

A  Seventy-seven times.

 When fellow servant owed money to another servant. What did the servant do?

 He threw the man in jail until he payed his debt.

The Moral of the Story.

To have mercy is to have compassion on people who are unhappy or to show love to those who are in need.God wants us to keep on forgiving and to have mercy on others. He forgives us all for small and big things so why shouldn't we forgive others in the same way.This is what God expects from us. 


Meanings of the Words.

Impossible - When someone is doing something to someone else, you would say,you are impossible,stop that.

Wicked - Doing something that is not good (like pulling a dog's tail.)

Mercy - Showing kindness towards someone.


The Unforgiving Servant ~ Coloring Pictures.

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Right-click to download slave creation coloring picture.
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Right-click to download servant demanding debt picture.
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Right-click to download servant asking for forgiveness picture.

Craft ~ The Unforgiving Servant.

Materials  Needed

Sasartie sticks, wood glue, nine different colors cardboard paper, hat elastic, polystyrene, paint brush, podge sealant, words like love, merciful, compassion, forgiveness, can be pasted onto the small beads, bamboo sticks, knife and scissors.


Right-click to download pattern of beads picture in craft .
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About Our Lessons

Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your bible to add or take away. At the bottom there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.



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