Best for ages 4 to 12
You'll need: Bibles, cups of water, black
pepper, and dish soap
Form groups of four, and give each group a Bible, a cup of clean
water, and a container of black pepper. Have kids take turns
sprinkling pepper on the water as they say some of the bad things
Satan tempts them to do, such as lie, cheat on a test, or say bad
words. Ask kids to describe how the water looks with all the pepper
Then have kids read aloud James 4:7-8. Ask each group to discuss
the meaning of the verses, and come up with a way to say it in
their own words.
Say: When we stay focused on God in our lives every day, we can
resist temptation. When we turn to God, ask him for help, and rely
on him-that sends Satan and sin running!
Add a drop of dishwashing liquid to each group's cup.
Ask: What happened to the pepper? Just as the pepper "ran" away
from the soap, when we rely and focus on God we can run away from
Encourage kids to run away from temptation this year.
This is excerpted from the article "Happy New You" featured
Children's Ministry Magazine.
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