Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Cute Faith Lesson

Okay, this isn't a post about writing, but I still wanted to share it. You may have already seen something similar. My husband came home the other day with an idea he'd heard from a friend and he showed us during our family Bible study.

He poured clear water in three glasses and pointed out to Celina and I how clear this water was and told us it represented the Holy Spirit inside us.

Then he showed us a big container of cinnamon and told us that it represented sin. And you know how good cinnamon can taste on the deserts! Anyway, he put a small dose in one glass. It represented just a little bit of sin in a person's life. Then he tossed a larger portion in the next glass. It represented more sin in a person's life. Then he dipped a huge spoonful and threw it in the third glass of water. This represented a person who is committed to sin--someone who has lots of sin in their life all the time.

My husband asked us to close our eyes while he stirred each glass and mixed them up. Then we opened our eyes and he asked us to see if we could pick out the difference among the three glasses. We couldn't. This is how sin looks to God. We are all sinners, from the least to the greatest. We might categorize a lie as being less than adultery, but to God, sin is sin. That is why we all have to seek forgiveness and repent, daily.

I thought it was a great lesson and perfect for our eleven year old daughter.

11 comments:

  1. I love this! I work with kids and am always looking for something new for object lessons. I haven't seen this one before. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great idea! I may have to use that.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this! I love analogies that drive home a spiritual truth!

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  4. Hi Ladies,

    I wanted to let you know that I've given your site the Premio Dardos award. You can see my post at Romance Writers on the Journey at http://tinyurl.com/RWotJ-blogawards.

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  5. Oh thanks for sharing that! I might need to use that one around our house with 2 boys!!! I also think it is perfect for your 11 year old too....

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  6. Thanks for sharing. A great visual for all of us - children of God.

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  7. Keli,
    thanks for giving our blog an award! We appreciate it!

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  8. I'm glad you all thought this would be helpful. Great idea, whoever came up with it.

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  9. Very cool. I'm surprised you couldn't tell the difference! A great visual lesson.

    Keli, thanks for the award! :)

    Missy

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  10. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for coming by my blog. And I loved this illustration. It's short and sweet! :)

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