Prep: You take a one dollar bill and you tear it a litte in the middle.
You talk about how when you give your life to God sometimes you don’t completly give everything to God, you hold on to some bad habits or bad friends, and it causes some struggles in your life to walk for Jesus.
So you ask “Who would like to have this dollar bill?” You have someone take the bill from you, when they grab the dollar you rip it in half. And you feign shock as they rip the bill. You explain that when you give your life to God sometimes we don’t give it all to him. We try to hold on to some parts of it. When we call Jesus our Lord, that means that he is in control of all of our lives, and we have to learn to give our lives to him completely.
9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
* This is also a good one to explain tithing.