Crown of Thorns 

Confession Activity for Lent

What you need: toothpicks, floral foam ring. 

At our evening meal in the weeks leading up to Easter, we created a crown of thorns—with each toothpick signifying something we had done that day for which we were sorry and for which Christ had paid the penalty. The exercise brought home to us, night after night, how through our wrongdoing we were guilty and how we needed a Savior. And how Jesus freed us through His death on the cross.

On Easter morning, we celebrated the gift of forgiveness and new life by replacing the toothpicks with flowers. What joy we felt, knowing that God had erased our sins and given us freedom and life forever in Him!

Copyright 2019 Amy Boucher Pye

Editor's note: Consider the following Scriptures regarding confession, which means to admit your sins to God and others, "I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin" Psalm 38:18. "If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" 1 John 1:9. " . . . confess your sins to one another and pray for one another . . ." James 5:16. "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you" Ephesians 4:32. (Bible references from the English Standard Version.)

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