- dirty hands
- a bowl of water
- a hand brush
Show your hands and offer to shake hands with anyone.
Show the bar of soap and ask:
- Why is repentance called the soap of life?
Let me demonstrate. First, wash your hands in the water only.
Show your hands and ask:
- How does this represent how repentance is often used?
Next wash your hands again using just a little hand soap. Show your hands again and ask:
- Why aren't they clean, I used soap?
Last, wash again using lots of soap, both hand and dish detergent, along with the scrub brush.
Now show your hands and ask:
- What was required to get my hands clean of the filth? How is this like repentance?
Repentance is a beautiful cleansing process which takes a lot of hard work and the proper steps.
Variation: display the soap and discuss
Presentation: Soap is a practical household necessity. Soap is cleansing. For physical cleanliness, soap must be applied frequently.
Lesson Application: Repentance is a practical principle of the gospel. Repentance is cleansing. Spiritual cleanliness requires constant repentance. Source: http://www.eprimary.dk/ - (visit the Primary Object lessons section)