A Simple Creative Activity to Remind us that the Cross Cleanses

WP_20160329_003A simple idea that can be used in messy church, family activity or even a Sunday morning service to illustrate how the cross cleanses us from sin.

Start with a blank canvas with some masking tape in the shape of a cross. Provide some paint and let people make their mark with finger painting or handprints.

WP_20160329_021When the canvas is covered in paint, remove the masking tape and you end will end up with something like this.

Apart from looking really effective, it is a wonderful reminder that the death of Jesus makes it possible for us to be cleansed from sin (1 John 1.7-9).

No matter how messed up our lives are or what we have done, Jesus is willing to cleanse us and to offer us a new start. All we need to do is confess our sin to Jesus and call on him for forgiveness.

Jesus was willing to die to make it possible for us to be cleansed from our sin, which separates us from God. How amazing is that?

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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