The Challenge to Forgive

Key Passage
A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, "Son, go and work in the vineyard today." He answered, "I will not"; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, "I go, sir"; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father? They said, "The first." (Matthew 21:28–31)
Adults: When have your actions not measured up to your promises? What was the outcome?
Children: Why is it important to follow through on your promises to others?


Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
First Reading • Personal Responsibility
Ezekiel 18:25-28 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Second Reading • Imitating the Humility of Christ
Philippians 2:1-11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Gospel • Parable of the Two Sons
Matthew 21:28-32 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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