Show your hands and offer to shake hands with anyone. Show the bar of soap and ask: Why is repentance called the soap of life?
Let me demonstrate. First, wash your hands in the water only. Show your hands and ask: How does this represent how repentance is often used?
Next wash your hands again using just a little hand soap. Show your hands again and ask: Why aren't they clean, I used soap?
Last, wash again using lots of soap, both hand and dish detergent, along with the scrub brush. Now show your hands and ask: What was required to get my hands clean of the filth?
How is this like repentance?
Repentance is a beautiful cleansing process which takes a lot of hard work and the proper steps.
Variation: display the soap and discuss
Soap is a practical household necessity.
Soap is cleansing.
For physical cleanliness, soap must be applied frequently.
Repentance is a practical principle of the gospel.
Repentance is cleansing.
Spiritual cleanliness requires constant repentance.
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