The Bible tells us that we are all sinners. However, most
children do not understand God's grace. This short Bible lesson is
designed to help children recognize the healing power of
Wrap masking tape around a rock and write "sin" on it. Have
children take turns holding the "sin" rock. Then have all the other
kids close their eyes while one child hides the sin rock.
Once hidden, tell the other kids to search for and find the sin
rock. After three or four times, have kids sit in a circle.
Ask: What happened when we hid the sin rock?
Read aloud Numbers 32:23. *Ask: What does this verse
mean? Have you ever had a sin discovered even though you tried to
hide it? What happened? Does God want us to try to hide our sins?
What does God want us to do when we've sinned?
Have a child read aloud 1 John 1:9 while you use a marker to blot out
the word "sin" on the rock. Lead children in a prayer of thanks for
God's great forgiveness through Jesus Christ.