Observing LINT?

What will you give to Jesus?

Bible references
Romans 12:1

Two Characters
Preferably older youths or adults

Sack containing a Lint Roller, and a Bible

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Person 1: (removes lint roller from sack and begins rolling it on kids clothing, floor, seats, etc. and then looking closely at the roller each time.)

Person 2: What are you doing?

Person 1: (proudly) Observing Lint!

Person 2: I see that, but why?

Person 1: (continues rolling) Itís that time of year when Christians observe Lint for 40 days before Easter.


Person 2: Oh my. Iím glad youíre trying to be faithful, but you have it all wrong! Youíre thinking of Lent, L-E-N-T, not lint, l-i-n-t! Lent is the forty-days leading up to Easter when Jesusí followers remember that he was tempted by Satan in the desert for forty days. During that time, Jesus prayed and fasted to defeat Satan. 

Children, do you know what it means to fast? (Receive answers.) Fasting is giving up something we enjoy doing or eating. Christians do this as a way to remember that Jesus suffered on the cross for our sake, he gave up his life for ours.

Person 1: So thatís why people give up something for Lent! Maybe Iíll give up this lint roller!


Person 2: Okaaay then . . . I think we need to read Godís Word now.

(Remove Bible from Sack. Read Romans 12:1 from a child-friendly Bible.)

Person 2: This verse reminds us to give our lives to Jesus throughout the year, not just during Lent; this is pleasing to God and the way we worship him. So, rather than give up something for Lent, maybe we should think about what we can give to Jesus.

Person 1: Hey, I just thought of something! This lint roller really can teach us something about Easter!

Person 2: (doubtful) Do tell!

Person 1: The lint roller removes lint from my clothes, and this reminds me that Jesus removed my sin when he died on the cross! 

Person 2: Well, you are right! The season of Lent can help us remember what Jesus did for us and help us focus our attention on obeying and serving God throughout the year! 

Person 1: Can we pray now?

Person 2: ďYes! Dear Jesus, thank you for giving up your life for ours. Thank you for dying to cleanse us and forgive us. Thank you for rising from the dead to give us eternal life with God. Help us to give our lives to you everyday. Amen.Ē

Copyright 2013 SA Keith

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Thank you so much for sharing the great ďObserving LintĒ skit. We did this skit for our childrenís sermon on Sunday and it was a big hit! The congregation was cracking up and the point was well made. Thanks again! ~ Andrea


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