Compare some dirty laundry, before it is washed, with the final result after washing and bleaching. Discussion point: God “washes” sin from our hearts when we ask His forgiveness.
Compare some dirty laundry, before it is washed, with the final result after washing and bleaching.
Discussion point: God “washes” sin from our hearts when we ask His forgiveness.
On laundry day, take some very dirty whites and show them to your children. When you do the laundry, add bleach or fabric whitener to the load so that the clothes come out bright white. Have your children compare the clothing items before and after they have been washed.
Then use 1 John 1:8-9 and Isaiah 1:18 to explain the beauty of God’s forgiveness to your children. Take some time to ask your children if they want to have stained hearts or washed hearts. Pray a kids talk with God prayer together.
During the course of your study on forgiveness, when your children sin, suggest that you pray together so that God can “wash” the sin from their hearts.
1 John 1:8-9
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
“…Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”