To see how becoming a Christian is a new start.
Bring in some caterpillars or butterflies and talk about how they change.
Introduce the word metamorphosis and explain how changes take place.
Then ask what changes that takes place when a person becomes a Christian?
- Author: Paul
- Type: Letters of Paul
- Written: AD 55
- No. of Chapters: 13
- N.T. Book No.: 8
Read 2 Cor 5v14-17,21
Write on a whiteboard the key changes that happens when a person becomes a Christian from this passage:
v14 – The love for Christ compels us. He becomes Lord and we want to do things for Jesus out of our love for Him
v15 – We no longer live for ourselves, but for Jesus who died for us.
v16 – We see people differently. We see Jesus differently.
v17 – A Christian is a ‘new creation’. Note. We are still ourselves, but we live differently.
v21 – Jesus took our sin, so that we might be made right with God. Note in v20, this comes from being ‘reconciled’ with God. We believe and are saved.
Get a clothes peg, cotton ball, foam butterfly wing shapes and a pipe cleaner.
Stick the balls along the top of the clothes peg and wrap the shortened pipe cleaner around the top to make the caterpillar.
Cut out a version of 2 Corinthians 5v17 and stick to the foam wings.
Decorate the wings.
Slot the wings into the clothes peg to make the butterfly.