Lesson Notes: God’s Mercy

God's Mercy

This lesson was written as part this cycle years ago; it’s just a happy coincidence that it falls here in the middle of the Year of Mercy. J

Is it possible to talk too much about God’s mercy?  Definitely not, so this lesson presents it again, this time with three activities to bring the topic to life!

  1. First is the Trail of Mercy – an overview of the big, “must know” New Testament stories of Christ’s mercy.  In the lesson it’s presented as a one-sitting activity, but it would also work really well to present the six stories at six different times.  Perhaps this idea would work best as bedtime stories for six consecutive nights.
  2. Next is the very simple A Clean Heart activity.  If your kids are younger, don’t skip this one!  As you’re creating the visual piece, you simply explain the symbolism to your child.  From there, it speaks for itself, so every time your little one picks it up they are reminded of the power of God and His loving care for us.  It’s also reminiscent of something we do in the First Sacraments classrooms, and serves as a good review for that age group.
  3. Last is Mercy Bingo.  We have bingo games sprinkled throughout the home and classroom lessons because they are always so popular!  Your advance preparation will involve cutting apart the bingo cards and the reference strips.  After you play, I recommend you store it all in a Ziploc bag and bring the game out again and again.


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