Whiter than Snow

 

Whiter than Snow

Kid’s Sermon Object Lesson

 

Big Idea: Jesus washes us clean not only a little…but completely.

 

Objects: Chocolate pudding or dirt

 

Scripture: Psalm 51:7 “Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;

wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” (NLT)

 

How many really enjoy getting dirty? Probably some of you like to

play in the sand and make cool sand castles. (Put hands in pudding

or mud). Yuck! This is a mess. How does it look? It does not look

very good, does it? Do you think it smells any better? Yuck! I hope I

can get all this off me. Do you think I can? (Wipe off using paper

towels leaving some on you. Get some on your face). Did I get it all

off? (Act surprised) I didn’t? Hmmm. I really tried my best. (Wipe

some more leaving some still on you) Did I get it all off this time?

This is too hard! I have tried my best to get all the dirt away, but am

having a difficult time doing it. What should I do?

 

Help me read the verse for today from Psalm 51:7. (Place on dry

erase board for them to see or use a Power Point slide. (Say the

verse together a couple times). “Purify me from my sins, and I will be

clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”

 

Jesus wants to purify each one of us. Purify (underline the word

“purify”) is to make clean. No matter how hard I tried to make

myself clean, I could not do it by myself. I have to have help. I need

lots of water, soap, and a towel.

 

Jesus is the only One who can make our hearts clean. When he

cleanses our hearts from sin, we are made clean. Sin (underline the

word “sin”) is offenses against God. When we do something wrong

that is against God’s commandments, we sin. If we tell a lie, that is a

sin. If we cheat at school, that is a sin. When we take something

that does not belong to us, we sin. When God forgives us and makes

us clean, all our sins are under the blood of Jesus. We are made

clean.

 

I love to look outside and see the beautiful snow when it has not

been walked on and dirty from mud and slush as it melts. It is

beautiful and perfect. When the snow begins to melts and mixes

with mud it become dirty looking. God makes our hearts white as

snow when he forgives us from our sin. All the wrong things that we

have done are forgiven, and inside - we are made white as snow.

 

I am thankful that God loved us so much that He gave his Son,

Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. He paid the debt that we

could not pay when he died on the cross and shed his blood that we

may be forgiven. “If we confess our sins, he will forgive us and

cleanse us from all sin.” (I John 1:9) We will be made white as snow.

 

As hard as I tried to wash away the mud off my hands and face, I

made a mess of it. It is only by the blood of Jesus that we can be

forgiven. No matter how hard we try to be good, we cannot without

the help of the One who will make us white as snow.

 

There was a story I heard many years ago somewhere that goes along

with this lesson. In another country where many dark skinned people

live there was a missionary who spent many hours sharing the stories

of Jesus and His plan of Salvation. He told the children how Jesus

came to make them white and clean inside.

 

This one little dark skinned boy could not understand how could be

made white. He examined his skin and felt so sad that he would

never be white like Jesus wanted Him to be. One day, He went to

the market and saw some soap advertised that said, “This soap will

make the blackest thing white”. “Wow! This is what I have been

looking for. Now I can be white.” He picked up the soap amazed

that he had found what it would take for Jesus to make him white.

After purchasing the soap, he ran as fast as his small legs would

carry him.

 

Out of breath, he hurried into the house telling his mom he wanted

to take a bath. “This early, she said? It is not even dark outside. But

if you want to take a bath help me bring in some water.” So they

brought in the water, heated it, and filled the tub. The small boy

climbed into the tub so excited to soon see this magic soap work.

Getting a cloth, he rubbed some soap on and began scrubbing his

skin. It is getting whiter, he thought with all the suds the soap was

making.

 

When he rinsed the suds off his skin and to his disappointment, he saw that his skin was as black as ever. He must not have done it right, he thought. So, he lathered more soap on his cloth and scrubbed and scrubbed all over his body until he was hurting from so much scrubbing. Once again, when he rinsed off the suds he was as black as ever.

 

By this time, he was so discouraged, he began to cry. His cries

turned to sobs that became so loud that His mother came on to see

what on earth was wrong. She could hardly understand him for his

sobs were so great. Finally, he showed her the soap and said, “It

didn’t work”. “What didn’t work, she asked? “This soap said it would

make the blackest thing white. The missionary told us that Jesus

wants to make us all clean and white.” His mother began laughing;

she laughed and laughed until the boy started getting offended.

“Why are you laughing at me”? It is not funny!

 

His mother said, “Jesus does not want to change the color of your

skin. He wants to forgive you of all your sins and make you clean

inside - in here.” Then she patted her heart. The missionary does not

mean that Jesus loves you any less than a white boy. He loves you

just as much, and wants to make your heart whiter than snow.

Remember the story and pictures in school you saw of all the white

snow, in other countries? When Jesus forgives you, he gives you a

clean heart because the sin is forgiven. It is gone!

 

You will remain my sweet little dark skinned child and I love you so

much. And God love you much more! Here, let me put some

ointment on those red spots and we will go and have some warm

sweet bread and milk.

 

 

As hard as this little boy tried to make himself white, he could not.

It is only the blood of Jesus who can make us clean inside – white

like snow.

 

Closing Prayer

 

Thank you, God for sending Jesus to die on the cross for me. I

believe that you died for MY sins, and I am sorry for all the wrong

things I have done. Please forgive me and make me white like snow

inside. I believe you just now, and thank you for forgiving me. Help

me to live for you and tell others about your love. In Jesus name,

Amen.

 

I encourage you to share what Jesus has done for you. It is by the

word of our mouth that we grow stronger in our faith and walk

with Jesus. As we read our bibles and pray each day, God will give

us strength to make good decisions and obey His Holy Word, the

Bible.

 

Let us sing this together: (You can make up a tune)

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,

Thank you for making me whiter than snow.

 

© Kidzminsitry.net Jeanne McIntosh June 14, 2010. All rights

reserved. Revised 2012. Rev. Jeanne McIntosh. All rights reserved.

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