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Text
John 16:8; Psalm 51:3-5; 1 John 1:8-9

Materials
A pile of cushions on the floor, with a dried pea hidden underneath

Central Truth
Christians are sensitive to sin because of the presence of the Holy Spirit inside them

Activity
Get some volunteers to sit on the cushions and see if they can guess what is hidden underneath. Does anyone know the fairy-tale of the princess and the pea? Because she was a princess she could feel a single pea under her mattress when she slept. It is a very silly story because although our skin is very sensitive, it could never be sensitive enough to feel a pea under a mattress.

Application
We are like princes and princesses because we are Children of the King! One of the things the Holy Spirit does is to make us sensitive —not to peas, but to sins like jealousy and lying, selfishness and sulkiness. We should not be surprised that we notice these ‘peas’ in our lives, because God wants us to admit that they are there and get rid of them. We can only get rid of them when we recognise them. Without the Holy Spirit, we do not even notice them. This sensitivity is an essential part of the Holy Spirit’s work to make us like Jesus.

 

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