– 5 strips of paper
– pencil(pen will not work) for each person in your small group
– a large bowl
– red Kool Aid
At one of my small group sessions I used this activity to illustrate the divine power of the blood of Jesus, to remind them that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, and that God never changes His plans for us. It was a great way to get them to reflect on their lives and their personal relationships with God and to surrender everything to Him.
I told everyone to examine their lives and write 5 negative things concerning their decisions in the past or areas in their life that they knew weren’t lining up with the word of God – past sins, failures, thoughts, etc. I had them tear up the papers they had written on and put them in the large bowl.
Then we had a time of worship and prayer so everyone was given the opportunity to talk to God and pray about what they wrote down. While this was going on I took the bowl and secretly filled it with the red Kool Aid, which represents the blood of Jesus. When we finished our quiet times with God I brought the bowl back in and by that time the Kool Aid had already begun to erase and wipe away the things they had written down. It was a great way to illustrate that regardless of how bad we feel about things we have done, we have already been cleansed and forgiven by the blood of Jesus. Nothing can separate us from His love!!!