Show the class a cookie sheet and a
marble or small bead. Use the back of the tray so the edge won't catch the
marble. Let's pretend the tray is our safe area and we are the marble.
Sometimes we almost have to do a juggling act to keep from falling into
temptation--or Satan's hands. Place the marble on the cookie sheet.
Tip the tray, allowing the marble to roll close to the edge then back again.
Do this a few times, letting it roll off once or twice, "into temptation".
Ask one of the girls to come up and balance the marble. As you place the
marble on the inverted tray, challenge them to "keep yourself from falling into
If they tip the tray frequently, so the
ball rolls close to the edge and back again, or even rolls off, respond with: How easy is it to keep the ball on the
tray? Was it harder to roll the marble back to safety when it got too
close to the edge? You followed my example very well, but did you realize
your instructions were to "Keep yourself from falling into temptation," not "See
how close you can come to temptation."
If the girl is wise enough to hold
the tray steady and keep the marble in the center, respond with: "Why aren't you making the marble roll to
the edge? Congratulations, you realized very quickly that the easiest way
to keep from falling into temptation is to stay away from the edge!" None of us know how much temptation we
can face before we fall. As a group discuss ways to overcome temptation or
keep from being tempted.
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January 8, 2007
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