The world may not want to hear about “sin” but that doesn’t make it any less real, does it? The Bible is very detailed about the evolution of sin, it begins as a thought, a temptation and we make the wrong choice, then we’ve sinned. The problem is God hates sin. He’ll forgive it if we ask him but he still hates it.
Romans 3:23 says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Thankfully, Jesus made away for us to overcome sin. As teachers of the Bible, it’s important that we teach kids how God feels about sin, how we all succumb to it and how we can overcome it.
I found a fun way to illustrate how sin works–with slime! I purchased “slime” from the toy store but you can make it too. There are plenty of slime recipes online. I begin by reading key passages about sin. Here are the ones I use but feel free to use whichever ones you choose.
Galatians 5:19-21 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Isaiah 64:6 We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.