A little bit of mold can ruin a sandwich. Just like a little bit of sin, without Jesus can keep us out of Heaven.
Evil, Forgiveness, Sin
1 Piece of good bread
1 Piece of moldy bread
A few paper napkins.
Approximately 5 minutes
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. You will compare this to how even a little bit of sin, without Jesus can keep us from going to Heaven.
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
Hi kids! Man I am hungry. I think I'll make a nice tasty sandwich, that sounds good doesn't it? (Take the good piece of bread and set it on a napkin) Okay here's the first piece of bread. It's 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! 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 won't allow anyone even with even a little bit of sin into Heaven. The sad news is 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've 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 sin.