The lie trap

Getting into nature

Watch a bug become entangled in a spider’s web.

Discussion point: Satan wants us to get tangled up in lies; you can get “untangled” through confession and forgiveness.

Head outdoors with the kids and hunt for a spider’s web. Watch how a bug becomes entangled in the web, or catch a fly and put it in the web to see what happens. (If it is winter, search online for a video clip or rent a DVD on spiders instead.)

The more the insect struggles, the more entangled it becomes. If you are fortunate, you might even see the spider come and wind the bug up in more sticky thread. Explain to your kids that Satan is like that spider. He wants us to be people who do not tell the truth and become entangled in lies.

Questions for discussion

Ask your children these questions while you are web-watching:

  • Is the bug happy?
  • Do you think the bug wishes it had never flown into the web?
  • Will it ever get out?
  • Who could get it out?
  • If you lie, who can help you get out of it?
  • Have you ever lied? Did you end up wishing that you never had?
  • If you do get trapped in a lie, who should you go to for help?
Relevant Scripture

John 8:44 “[Jesus said] You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”