See It and Believe It

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Best for ages 8 to 12

You’ll need: Bibles, paper towels, plastic
cups, and a tub of water

Form pairs, and have partners discuss times it’s difficult for
them to have faith in Jesus. Then have them read aloud Hebrews
11:1-6.

Ask: How does this definition of faith compare to what you
believe faith is? Why do you think it’s impossible to please God
without faith?

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Say: Let’s see if we can do something impossible. Ask: Is it
possible to put a paper towel in a tub of water without getting the
paper towel wet? Have kids explain their answers. Then give each
pair a paper towel, an empty plastic cup, and access to a tub of
water. Have one partner wad up the paper towel and wedge it in the
bottom of the empty cup. Have the other partner turn the cup upside
down, push it straight into the tub of water, and then pull it
out.

Ask: Explain whether this experiment helped you believe the
impossible.  What helps you believe things about God that seem
impossible?

Say: The glass appeared to be empty, but it was really filled
with air that protected the towel. Just as we can’t see the air, we
can’t see Jesus. Remember that Jesus is with you all the time. You
can put your faith in him, even though you can’t see him.

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