OBJECT: A doll
STORY WITH THE OBJECT
Some friends of mine recently had a baby and whenever I see her, I am so impressed by her innocence, her pure heart, and knowing that she has never done anything wrong.
TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL
This makes me think about our lives and how wonderful it would be to become like a child again and recuperate that innocence and purity.
THE PROBLEM (LAW)
The sad thing is that since we began to ignore the voice of our conscience, we became dirty and lost our purity. When we don’t obey our conscience and we lie, we lose our purity; when we don’t obey our conscience and we have sex outside of marriage, we lose our purity; when we don’t obey our conscience and we live in selfishness, we lose our purity.
THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)
The truth is our conscience and our heart are very dirty. The bad news is that when we die with a dirty conscience, guilty and impure, we cannot live with a holy and pure God. Sin is not allowed in a perfect heaven.
THE SOLUTION (CROSS)
Can you imagine a way to regain the purity and innocence of a child? There is a way! It is through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross to remove your sin from your life. He is offering you his innocence in place of your guilt, his purity in place of your impurity.
THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)
Today you can become like an innocent child again. Call out to Jesus; tell him: I want to be born again; I want to be clean inside; I want to live for you! Jesus will hear your prayer.