The “Weight” of Sin

1 05 2008

During a creative worship session, we wanted to give our students a sense for the “weight” or “burden” of sin. We announced ahead of time that everyone should bring an old backpack or tote bag to service. During the meeting students moved in small groups from station to station where they dealt with and discussed various areas of sin relevant to their lives. Each station contained a pile of bricks. After each discussion students were encouraged to reflect on their own life and add one or more bricks to their bag. As the morning wore on it was powerful to see and feel the weight of our own sin! Then we wrapped up the morning with a time of confession and repentance where everyone dumped out their bag of “sin” at the foot of a cross.

Some of my favorite moments were seeing a tiny 7th grade female student labor up the stairs with her bag and yet refuse help because it was “her sin”. Another memory is of a strong football player agreeing to carry the bag or “burden” of his sister.

Overall it was a wonderful time. Hope it works for you!

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3 responses

1 05 2008
Scott Fillmer

Cool way to do that, sounds very effective. Another I had been a part of is during an Easter service we each wrote our sings on a piece of paper, folded them up and nailed them to a cross (literally) to see the burden he has taken away from us.

I am going to have to get on board with the creative chaos stuff, looks really cool.

6 05 2008

Update my friend. Blogger Small Group today.

12 05 2008

This blog has officially fallen off the face of the WWW.

It’s a sad day. R.I.P.

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