He Took Away Our Sin

Easter Object Lesson

Key Verse

1 Peter 2:24

Additional Verses

2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:4-6; Hebrews 9:28; Matthew 8:17; Galatians 3:13

Materials Needed

  • Large shirt that you don’t mind ruining. A button up shirt will probably work the best as it is easiest to put on and off.
  • Permanent markers

Object Lesson

(Call up a volunteer and put the large shirt on them.)

Here is my friend and just like you they have sinned against God at times. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that we have all sinned, so let us think of some different sins that this person may have committed. (You can ask for sins if you want, or you can just write down the ones that you want to.)

Stealing. Maybe this person was at a store and really wanted a pack of candy and instead of paying for it they just snuck it in their pocket. That is a sin, and we will write it down. (White “stealing” on the shirt in permanent marker.)

Maybe this person told a lie also, so let’s write that down as well. (Write “lying” somewhere else on the shirt.

Perhaps they were taking a test and they decided to cheat, do you think that would please God? No! Let’s write down “cheating” as well.

Maybe they were playing ball with some friends and they all started bullying someone else who wasn’t playing the game as well. Let’s write down “bullying” too.

(Feel free to write down as many as you want to.)

Wow! Look at this person! They are covered in sin aren’t they? Do you think that they can wipe all these sins off?

(Instruct the helped to try to wipe all the sins off of the shirt.)

They may scrub and wipe and struggle, but there is nothing that they can do to remove these sins that we have written down. There is not way to make themselves clean again.

(Have another volunteer come out and play Jesus, or you can play it.)

What Jesus did when he went and died on Calvary was he took the sins away from us. God could not be near sin and since we were covered with sin God could not be near us. So Jesus took our sins and put them on himself.

(Take the shirt off the helped and put it on Jesus, or yourself.)

Then when God saw Jesus all he could see what the sin. Jesus died on the cross wearing all of our sin on his back. When Jesus died the sin and death could not hold him any longer. (Take the shirt off and throw is far from you.) Jesus came back alive and left the sin in the grave. He is now alive and offers us freedom from the sin that once held us captive.

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One Comment  to  He Took Away Our Sin

  1. Cindy George says:

    Thank you for these resources. I have used your object lessons before, and they are effective. I am going to use your tip on giving a salvation message each lesson time. I teach a mid-week class to neighbor kids who don’t come from churched homes. These visual examples should gain their attention!

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