Play jail-bird tag

Physical activity

To illustrate what an encumbrance sin is, have your kids play tag, but outfit each child with a liability of some sort.

Discussion point: Sin makes us feel “weighed down” by guilt, shame and worry.

For example, one child could wear work boots, another a heavy backpack, and another could have their legs loosely tied together with a nylon stocking.

Pray before you play to encourage good sportsmanship. For the first round, you will be “it.” Chase your kids around until you have caught them all. Each time all the players have been tagged, switch roles.

Relevant Scripture

John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.