Use this children’s message Balloon Faith to help children understand God’s forgiveness of sins.
For each child, you’ll need:
- one large red balloon and
- one medium yellow balloon.
- need Scotch tape,
- a long pin, and
- a Bible.
Children’s Message on Forgiveness of Sin: Balloon Faith
Give a red balloon, a yellow balloon, and a piece of tape to each child. Say: Let’s imagine that this yellow balloon is our sin–the things we’ve done to disobey God or hurt other people. How do you feel when you sin? We’re going to see how God forgives and forgets our sin.
Inflate both the yellow balloon and the red balloon, keeping the yellow balloon within the red balloon. The red balloon represents Jesus’ blood. Have kids stop inflating before the balloons get too large, and then show them how to tie off both balloons at once. Have each child carefully place a piece of tape on the red balloon.
Read 1 John 1:9. Now, let’s close our eyes and ask God to forgive our sin. After children pray, help each child push the pin through the tape to pop the yellow balloon. The red balloon will stay inflated.
- What happened to the yellow balloon that represented our sin?
- How is the yellow balloon like our sin now that we’ve asked for forgiveness?
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