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Tied Up With Toilet Paper

Information: This discussion opener helps grab student's attention and helps students see how serious sin really is--how sin affects our lives.

Items Needed:
  • Bible

  • Several rolls of toilet paper (lots!)

Opening: T.P. Tie Up

The more T.P. you have for this opener the better it will be. Invite one of your students to come to the front of the room. Tell them they are going to be tied up. Have several other students join in with rolls of T. P. and wrap the T.P. around and around the first student. The student will believe that he/she will be able to get out of the T.P. Although, if you use enough it will be very difficult. (practice this one to see how much you should use)

Transition: Sin is like this, it ties us up and keeps us from doing what God wants us to do. At first it's very light and easy to break from so we don't think we're in danger. But as we get wrapped up in it deeper - we soon are caught. We can't get out by ourselves.

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift from God is eternal live through Christ Jesus our Lord.

By Andy Matzke

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Comments on this post

   Marty Johnson         6/14/2016 1:20:21 PM

I like this and may use it. I am curious though. How much toilet paper is lots?

   Kevin         6/7/2016 5:13:03 AM

Hi, This looks like an excellent idea! I may have to use this, but I also want to add that this lesson could easily be made a reconciliation service where you get your local parish priests to come and say confessions after! Yours in Christ, God Bless, Kevin

   Jeff Welch         3/13/2016 12:21:48 PM

Toilet paper lesson-Sin

   Betty         12/27/2015 12:26:22 PM

Good object lesson. Can be clearly communicated.

   Alec         9/6/2015 7:40:58 AM

This is an awesome and meaningful lesson with a great outcome definitely using it

   Grace         2/27/2014 3:50:31 PM

I like this one. I might use it for my youth group.

   Dianna Owens         5/4/2013 5:46:07 AM

This is a very good way to illistrate what sin in like when it binds one up from living in the will of God. Thank you.

   RAMONA         2/12/2013 6:02:44 AM

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