Tag Archive: forgiveness

Weighed down paper airplane

Object Lesson

Ask a class member to make a paper airplane, or make one yourself. Tape a coin, rock, or weight to one side of the airplane. Stand on the same side of the room as the class members, and ask a class member to throw the airplane gently toward the other side of the room. Next, pick up the airplane and remove the taped object. Have the class member throw the…
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Repentance… How sweet it is.

Object Lesson

Get an unsweetened bar of baking chocolate and cover label with a piece of paper and label it “SINS”. Then get a bar of milk chocolate and label it “FORGIVENESS” OR “REPENTANCE”. Have a good natured girl volunteer. Then have her take a bite of the “SIN” bar. (Have a garbage can ready for her). Ask her how it tasted. Her response should be quite negative. “Gross, sick, bitter!” Then…
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Steps for Repentance (Balloon)

Object Lesson

Explain that when we are free from sin we feel good, uplifted, free…like this balloon. However, when we make mistakes or choose poorly we are weighed down by our sin. As you discuss sin, place the rocks or blocks in a line in order on top of the balloon’s ribbon so that they are holding the balloon down with the label side down. Discuss the repentance process by lifting the…
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Habitual sins are hard to break

Object Lesson

Could anybody name some bad habits? biting fingernails, swearing, smoking, eating too much, driving too fast, drinking too much alcohol, gossiping etc Do you kow anyone who has tried to break a bad habit and failed? I need someone quite strong to help with with this illustration “Please see if you can break this thread” give them a length of thread to break. “That’s good, you’re big and strong, you…
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Who wants this one hundred dollar bill

Object Lesson

Ask the girls who wants this? They’ll all raise their hands. Then wrinkle the bill up, and ask them again “Who wants it now?”. When they all say, “I don’t care, I still want it!”. Throw it on the floor and rub it with your shoe. When they still want it, ask them if they’d want it if you put it in the toilet. Well, you get the idea. I’ve…
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We effect others.

Object Lesson

Fill a small jar 1/2 full of water and nother 12 full of clorox bleach. Our attitudes and actions do affect the atmosphere of our homes. Relate the following story while squeezing small drops of food color into the water. Mother didn’t have her normal sunny attitude (drop of yellow coloring) She was upset because morning jobs weren’t getting down. Julie was red with anger (drop of red). because her…
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