Tell the children that you are going to explain to them
what happened at the cross of Jesus.
Explain the following:
- that the coin represents you or me - place
it in the saucer, towards the edge.
- that the coloured water represents our sins - pour it
into the saucer until the coin is submerged.
- that the candle represents Jesus - stand it at
the centre of the saucer, and light it.
- that the flame represents the life of Christ.
Tell the children to watch
carefully, as you take the glass and place it over the
lighted candle. Within a few seconds, the flame will
consume all the oxygen in the glass and be extinguished.
However, it will have created a vacuum which, in
turn, will draw the water up inside the glass (thus
surrounding the candle) and leave the coin dry.
Recap that on the cross,
Jesus gave up His life (the flame went out) so that he
could take our sins on Himself, and we could go
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