A little bit of mold can ruin a sandwich. Likewise, without Jesus, even a little bit of sin will keep us out of Heaven.
Forgiveness, Salvation, Sin
Two pieces of bread
Green food coloring
A paper napkin
Approximately 5 minutes
Place several drops of green food coloring on one piece of bread. You want to create the appearance that mold is growing on the surface of the bread.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
You will pretend to make a sandwich using a piece of bread that is moldy, to demonstrate how even a little bit of mold can ruin a good sandwich. Compare this to how even a little bit of sin, without Jesus, will keep us from going to Heaven.
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
I am starving! I think I will make a nice tasty sandwich. (Take the good piece of bread and set it on a napkin.) Okay here is the first piece of bread. It is a great start to a tasty sandwich! (Take out the moldy piece of bread and make a yucky face.) Oh, gross! This piece of bread has mold growing all over it! (Show the moldy bread to the students.) I'm not going to eat that! How many of you would eat a sandwich made using moldy bread. Even a little bit of mold would ruin a great sandwich.
Sin has the same effect on us; God will not allow anyone with even a little bit of sin into Heaven. The bad news is the Bible says that all of us have sinned. Romans 3:10 says, "There is no one righteous, not even one." The good news is that God loves us so much that He sent Jesus into the world to forgive our sins. If we ask Jesus to forgive us for the sins we have committed, and ask Him to become the Lord of our lives, He will. Then we can get into Heaven, because Jesus has paid the price for our sins.