Stainless

Submitted by Tanya Roberts

 

Theme: Jesus was without sin.
Object: Black or dark nail polish, gauze or makeup pad soaked in nail polish remover, ziplock bag
Scripture: I Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

I have a question for you. Who is Jesus? (Kids might say God’s son, etc.) That’s right. You know who Jesus is, but the other day when I asked a group of kids if Jesus ever sinned. Boy was I was surprised at the answer! Did Jesus ever sin? NO. That’s right! Jesus is holy and perfect like his Father. You know when God created the world, He created who? That’s right Adam and Eve and everything was perfect. There was no sin. But God loved us and he created us with a choice. He didn’t say, “YOU HAVE TO LOVE ME!” Adam and Eve chose not to obey God and through them sin entered the world. Ever since then, we all sin. That means you and me. But God did not say, “ YOU HAVE TO!”. Instead He said, “I love you.” And He gave us Jesus to pay the price for our sins.

Let me give you an example. Let’s see what a mess I can make. (Paint your thumb.) Let’s say this nail polish is sin. See how it stains my nail. Now let’s say this white cloth is Jesus. Jesus, who is perfectly clean and sinless. Now watch. (Remove the paint with the cloth.) Now look. The stain is on the cloth, just like Jesus took our stain on himself. Your parents or grandparents’ can’t pay for your sins. Why not? They have sins of their own. God’s sinless and perfect son took on your sins and paid the price for you. Now you have a choice. To love Him and accept His gift, or not.

Note: Put the nail polish soaked cloth in the ziplock bag to keep it moist until you need it.