Three In One
Trinity Lesson

by Linda Johnson


My name is Linda , I am a Sunday School teacher for ages 3-6. I would like to share a lesson with you. I have taught on the TRINITY before and this is what the Holy Spirit gave me to teach the children, how he forgives sin, what sin looks like to him, and how he cleanses those who come to him.


I used three, clear see-through drinking glasses and set them on the table before the children and explained to them about Father God, SON JESUS, and Holy Spirit, which are like the 3 glasses set before them. Then I took a picture of clear water from a clear pitcher (see through) and explained that GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT are like the water in the pitcher, which is one all together as the water is one in the pitcher, then I told them to watch how "ONE" can become "THREE." I poured the water in all three of the glasses and asked them to tell me who reminded them of the first glass (GOD), then the second glass (Jesus), then the third glass (Holy Spirit), which is all three in one. I then showed them the second glass (which was Jesus) and told them how pure and clean Jesus was, letting them handle the glass and look at it, then I explained to them about sin and how Jesus came to make us clean like him. I explained what sin looks like to God, and how Jesus came and took our sins upon himself so we could become clean like the glass of water. When Jesus sees us, he cleans us up and forgives us, then we look clean like he does. Now I took some tea or coffee and and poured it into the middle glass where Jesus is and the water became dark and I got some surprising looks from my kids they automatically caught on and said is that still Jesus, I said yes. Then they said that's our sin in him, (COFFEE OR TEA ....IN WATER) I said yes!  (Have a child come forward with oxi-clean or bleach and drop a couple of drops in the middle glass, the JESUS GLASS) Then say, "When Jesus takes our sin we become clean like Jesus through God's forgiveness."


Copyright 2005 Linda Johnson - Rome Ga.  

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