Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Children’s Message: Stay Away, Sin! Published: January 17, 2020 Use this Stay Away, Sin! children’s message to help elementary-aged children learn to “flee sin” from James 4:7-8. You’ll need: Bibles, cups of water, black pepper, and dish soap Children’s Message: Stay Away, Sin! 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 on it. 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? Say: Just as the pepper “ran” away from the soap, when we rely and focus on God we can run away from sin. Encourage kids to run away from temptation this year. Looking for more children’s messages? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!