Molded to be Holy


This children’s ministry object lessons will have a
profound impact on the way the kids in your ministry program view
the idea of being holy.

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The Point: God calls us to be holy.

Best for: Grades 1 and up

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:15-16

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Supplies: You’ll need Bibles and aluminum

Give kids each a piece of aluminum foil big enough to cover
their face. Ask them each to place the foil on their face and
create a mold by pressing
the foil to their face.

Have them examine the mold they’ve made. Say: You’ve made
an impression of your face, but the foil isn’t really you, is it?
It looks a little like you, but it’s not you. It’s just an
impression of who you are. Have kids then give their foil
impression to someone else. Have the other people mold the foil
impression to their face and then return it to the original

Ask: What changed about your foil?

Read aloud 1 Peter 1:15-16.

Ask: What’s one thing that would change
in your life if you were holy like God is holy?

Say: Even though the foil was in the
shape of your face, now it bears the resemblance of someone else.
That’s something like what it means to be holy. We all look like
ourselves, but we bear a resemblance to God. Holiness is God’s
impression on us. We still look like ourselves, but God wants us to
look like him in the ways we live and think.

Excerpted from the March/April 2010 issue of
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