Jesus wants to clean my heart (Day 2 of 2 Weeks 2 the Cross)

Jackson and Lauren watch as the water filled with sin (food coloring drops) becomes clean when the Jesus jar is poured in.

Jackson and Lauren watch as the water filled with sin (food coloring drops) becomes clean when the Jesus jar is poured in.

Jesus loves us too much to allow us to stay in our sin.

Day 2 Connection Icon: cleaning supplies

Day 2 Connection Icon: cleaning supplies

On Day 2 of our family 2 Weeks 2 the Cross journey, we learned that Jesus went to His house, the Temple, when He entered Jerusalem. It was supposed to be a place of worship, where God was honored. Instead, we read in Mark 11:15-19 that it had become a place of dishonest business, full of sinful practices.

Jesus took action and cleaned house. It was to be a house of prayer, not a den of thieves!

In the Bible, our hearts are described as the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Jesus wants our hearts to be clean, just as He wanted the Temple to be clean.

To understand this more, we did a science experiment to show how Jesus cleans our hearts.

After we finished the demonstration, we had to repeat it! Each of us went around the circle and named sins we’ve struggled with. Then, we put food coloring drops in the water. The water became black with all the sin. Then we prayed together, and asked Jesus to forgive us and to make us clean. We poured our Jesus jar into the black sin, and it became clear!

(To do this experiment with your family, fill one jar with water and the cleansing jar with a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to bleach.)

Learn more about our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross journey, and join us as we turn our hearts to Jesus this Easter!

6 thoughts on “Jesus wants to clean my heart (Day 2 of 2 Weeks 2 the Cross)

  1. Jill, that demonstration was wonderful!!! Children’s teachers could use that to show their class what Jesus can do for them.

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  2. This is an amazing experiment and really shows the water turning clean….. however, a warning: Clorax and vinegar should not be mixed!! I prepped this the night before my Sunday School lesson and put it in a sealed jar. When I opened it to do the experiment, the gas was too powerful and landed me in the ER. Please be careful!!!

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    • Goodness! I hope you are okay and much better! Yes, of course, this experiment should be done with caution. I absolutely recommend mixing the ingredients just before using, and never sealing the liquid in a jar. It needs to be open air. Once the experiment is finished, I also encourage the adult to safely dispose of the liquid. Thanks for your response and reminder.

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