Need a way to grab kids’ attention during a youth talk about forgiveness? For a great visual element you can add to a lesson, check out this one-minute video demonstration. It’s a funny yet highly effective forgiveness illustration. Use it to describe what it looks like to have Jesus remove all our sins.
No matter how much “dirt” Satan dumps all over us, Jesus washes (vacuums?) it all away. By dying on the cross in our place, our Savior removed all the ick. That’s good, because we surely couldn’t clean it by ourselves. (Notice that the participant marked “You” doesn’t do anything!)
Forgiveness Illustration: What great news!
Jesus’ followers no longer have to wear filthy, muddy rags. Now we each have a sparkling white robe (T-shirt?) that represents our Savior’s sinless perfection. We’re completely clean! Praise God for his free gifts of grace, forgiveness, and salvation.
“These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)
Thanks to Josh Griffin for sharing this forgiveness illustration with fellow youth workers.