Salvation Object Lesson

As with any object lesson, this is not a perfect representation of salvation. The idea here is to further a child’s understanding of what Christ does with our hearts when we believe in Him and accept Him as our Savior.  Originally written for preschoolers, this lesson can be tailored to any age group depending on your depth of discussion.

Who can tell me what sin is? Let the children answer.

Sin is anything that we do, or say, or think that goes against what God has told us in the Bible to be truth. It is anything that makes God unhappy. What are some of the things that we do that go against God and make God unhappy? Let the children answer. As they answer, write the sins on the egg with a permanent marker. Write them on top of each other so that the egg starts to look really black.

What is this thing we are writing on?

It is just a hard-boiled egg. Have you ever touched an egg? How does it feel? What does it look like? Have different children feel the egg as they answer. (possible answers- hard, smooth, maybe a little rough, colored, dark, messy) This egg reminds me of our hearts before we know Jesus. Before we know Jesus our hearts are hard and messy and far from perfect.

But this egg also reminds me of what Jesus has done for each of us. Jesus was the Son of God and lived a long time ago.  Jesus spent His life telling people about God, how much He loved them and how God wanted them to live. But Jesus didn’t just live for us, He also died for us. He died for us because ALL of us have done the things that we wrote on this egg.

Name some of the things on the egg. (e.g.- We have all lied, or been unkind, or not obeyed our parents.) What did we call those things? Sin. Our sin keeps us from knowing God and following Jesus.

Start peeling the egg. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. But He didn’t stay dead. After 3 days, He rose again and is now living in heaven. Jesus died on the cross for you and if you believe in Jesus and tell Him you are sorry for your sin, then He can take away your sin just like I am taking off the dark, hard peel of this egg.

When you are done peeling the egg, What does it look like and feel like now? Have different children feel the egg as they answer. (possible answers- soft, malleable, no blemishes, clean) That is what happens to our heart when we ask Jesus to forgive us for our sins, the things that make him unhappy. Our heart changes from messy and dark and hard to being clean and soft.

** If the egg doesn’t peel smoothly, it’s okay! Talk about the fact that we do still sin and we aren’t perfect, but we are clean and soft and ready to follow Jesus.

Take the opportunity to lead the children in prayer and give them a chance to accept Jesus as their Savior.


Comments

  1. Patta says

    Thank you for share your idea… I will learn from you in child ministry… sorry my English not good I can’t speak much… God bless you!

  2. Patricia Thomas says

    This is a wonderful object lesson, I’m going to use with my nightly bible study group for children ages 6-10

  3. Cherrie says

    I used this object lesson in Children’s Church today EXCEPT I changed the object from an egg to a banana. The kids got the point just the same. I had 4-7 year old students. They enjoyed eating the banana that Jesus had made clean too. :)

  4. Allen says

    I used this message, and brought six childern to the Lord in our childern’s church.
    They could relate to the message.
    It was great.
    Thank you so much!

  5. Jackie Cuthrell says

    This egg lesson is so profound love it ,it’s simply but pack with truth! Awesome!!

  6. Kim Walker says

    Love, love, love this site!!! Easy to read, understand, and share with the kids! These Object lessons are so easy to understand that my youngest students get the picture. Such variety! THANK YOU!!!!

  7. Irene says

    i realy appreciate your messages,i must say they have been of great blessings to my ministry and my children.may GOD bless u real good.

  8. says

    I am really grateful to you for this website. It has been a great help for my children ministry in various places. May God bless you all, who works hard to share good new of our savious Jesus Christ.

  9. Jimmy Radford says

    I would like to say Thank You very much for the easy to follow and understand lessons in this ministry. I would also like to say that I do not always follow to the letter exacty as you written them, however I do read them complete and find a message to bring to the children (ages 5-12) out of what you have written. I would also like to say that, “not only does it help them, but it helps me as well”. May God richly Bless You, and Please continue doing a great job. Thanks, Jim.

  10. tessie says

    i’m so glad to have stumbled into this site. i teach children and i too have a grandson of preschool age. this is very helpful.

  11. Gail Simpson says

    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. I volunteered to be Sunday School Supervisor. One of my tasks is to have a lesson prepared each Sunday for the volunteers. I would really be in over my head if it wasn’t for your website and the user friendly free lessons.

    God Bless you

    Gail

  12. maria says

    i really like this website n how the page help me as a teacher to help my kids for sunday school god bless

  13. Judy Dean says

    Just wanted to say thanks for this ministry. I am a newcomer to it, and I use it just about every week with our Childrens Ministry at my church…Wednesday Kids Klub. I really appreciate all that you do to make it easy for me and fun for the kids. Thanks again! May God continue to use you to bless others,

    • Esther Braxton says

      Thank God for your life and for your ministry.You make drawing program for and teaching the children so much fun for me.Thank you.

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