Prior to the children arriving to
church place two drops of dye in each glass. One color (except the
blue) per glass. In the fourth glass mix one drop each of the 4
colors. Leave the fifth glass empty. Place the glasses on a table,
prefferably high enough so that when the children sit down the
cannot see the bottom of the glasses. Arrange them in this order.
Begin by announcing that you have a
Pitcher that contains special color changing power! Start telling
the children how sin separates us from God. That sin is like missing
the mark (bullseye) on a dart board. Sin is breaking God's law and
it's punishment is death (separation from God forever). As you talk
about sin pour special water into the first cup. It fills up with a
dark liquid, representing our sins. Continue by telling the children
that Jesus came to pay the penalty for our sins.That He died on a
cross and shed his blood (pour water in the second [red dye] glass
as you speak) to take way our sins. Say that this blood cleanse
(pour water into third [empty] glass) us from ALL sin and allows us
to come near to God. We are free from sin and the penalty of it.
Tell the children that once we are forgiven we need to start
living for God and learning more about him. Tell them how we
need to grow (pour water in the fourth [green glass]) in the
knowledge of Jesus and his kingdom. Finish by telling them that God
has promised to take us to be where He is, heaven (pour water in the
fifth [yellow] glass). Expalin how heaven is a place where the
streets are made of gold. Where God is the light that shines, where
there is NO SIN and no pain. Invite children to accept Jesus and
drink of the Living Water he offers.
--There is a chemistry set available
that illustrates this process in a more magical way, but this is
defenitely less expensive!
You'll find more lessons and
resources on Salvation in The
Vault area of our website.