Each of the bead colors are intended to remind us of Biblical truths:
Black = Sin
The black bead reminds us of the darkness of our sin that separates us from God. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of
Romans 3:23. (see also Ephesians 2:11-13)
Red = Christ’s blood
The red bead symbolizes Christ’s’ blood shed for you and me. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us...we have been justified by his blood...”
White = Prayer of Repentance For Cleansing
The white bead represents the cleansing that occurs when a sinner repents and turns to God. “Have mercy on me,
Oh God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my
sin” Psalm 51:1-2.
Blue = Water/Spirit Baptism
The blue bead represents baptism. “...one Lord, one faith, one baptism” Ephesians 4:5. We are baptized with water to identify ourselves with Jesus. The Holy Spirit baptizes those who trust in Jesus and takes up residence in the believers heart.
"If anyone does not have the Spirit of
Christ, he does not belong to Christ" Romans 8:9.
Green = Christian Growth
The green bead represents growing in faith. “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of
the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God...”
Gold = Eternal life
The gold bead represents eternal life with Jesus in Heaven. “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and
only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”
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I recently used this craft in my pre-school class, ages 3-5. I wanted to share a
really neat tip with you, actually I can't take credit for it, my assistant
thought of it. The glue part is always a challenge with this age group, a glue gun is always
the best method for crafts, but you obviously can't use it with this age. But we
used it before class to put the blue, white, and red beads together.
Pre-fabricated the center row!! And it worked great! I personally was unable to
wedge the white bead in between while making my sample for the kids. I knew they
wouldn't be able to do it either. But by pre-gluing, the kids were able to
easily do this craft, and really enjoyed it! Making extras to give away as a
witness tool! Thanks a bunch!
Kim of Wilmington, NC
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