All Sins Are Equal

crumpled-paper-ballLesson Application: There is no little sin in the eyes of God (1 John 5:17). All sins are equal.

Supplies: A crumpled piece of paper, a small but heavy object (i.e. a battery)

Hold in one hand a crumpled piece of paper, and in the other a small but heavy object (e.g. a battery). Tell the children that the paper represents what many people think of as “little” sins like lying and swearing, and that the heavy object represents what many think of as “big” sins like murder and robbery. State that you are going to drop both objects to the floor at the same time. Ask the children which object they think will reach the floor first? Most should say the heavy object. Drop both objects. They will reach the floor at the same time. (You may wish to repeat the exercise). State that sin is like that to God. The lighter or smaller sins are just as serious to Him as the weightier ones, for all wrongdoing is sin (1 John 5:17)

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