Best for ages 9 to
You’ll need Bibles, lemon juice, cotton swabs, paper, and a
Before kids arrive, write the reference 1 Corinthians 4:5 with
lemon juice on a sheet of paper for each child, using a cotton swab
as a pen. When the lemon juice dries, the message will
Give each child one of the lemon juice messages. Have them each
hold their paper and silently pray about the things they keep
hidden in their life. Encourage them to talk to God about wrong
things they think or do that no one else knows about.
Then have kids bring their papers to the lamp and hold them over
the bulb without touching it. The ink will turn to brown and kids
will be able to read the reference. Have kids look up 1 Corinthians
4:5. Ask: How does this verse make you want to live?
Say: This year, remember that God knows everything we do or
think; there are no secrets we can keep from God. Let’s focus on
showing him our love and respect in all our decisions this
This is excerpted from the article “Happy New You” featured
Children’s Ministry Magazine.
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