People are drawn to the love and warmth of our Saviour, like a magnet attracts
metals. To be attractive like a magnet, we need to live lives that are
pleasing to Jesus.
Materials You Need:
A large nail to make an electromagnet.
At least 5 metres of thin enamelled copper wire
(available from Electronic or Radio and TV shops).
A large torch battery.
A number of small nails.
- Wind all the enamelled copper wire around the nail to make an
- Tape the ends of the coil to the nail so that the wire does not unwind.
- Use sandpaper to remove the enamel off the ends of the wire.
- Touch the ends of the wire to the battery and the nail will become
- It will pick up a number of small nails as long the battery is
connected to the coil of wire.
Jesus said that we are the "Light of the World" and this attracts others to
God. The electromagnet needs a battery to attract nails. This
shows us that we need the power of the Holy Spirit to attract the unsaved
into Christ's Kingdom.
Note: This is a good project for the children to make in class and then
share the lesson as an outreach activity.
Jesus spoke said, "I am the light of the world". When we give our lives
to Jesus, the light of God shines into our hearts and He changes us into a
brand-new person inside. We find that we no longer want to do wrong
things and we want to please Jesus in everything we do. God gives us
the desire to read the Bible, pray and worship Jesus as our Lord and
Our old friends often cannot understand why we have changed and no longer want
to go to some of the old places we used to go to, or do some of the things
that we used to do. They can't understand why we would want to go to
Church and serve and praise God. Jesus told us in Matthew 5:16 to:
"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds
and praise your Father in Heaven."
Now that Jesus has come in to our hearts, we cannot help but to begin to shine
for Him, as the power of the Holy Spirit works in our lives. And so
people are drawn to the love and warmth of our Saviour.
An electromagnet needs power from a battery to be able to attract these nails.
(Display the electromagnet and attach the battery and pick up some
nails). Now it has power, the electromagnet can do it's job and
attract these nails.
The Power of the Holy Spirit:
To be attractive as Christians, we need to live our lives in a way that is
pleasing to Jesus. We need to pray and talk to Jesus everyday and ask
Him to make the Bible meaningful to us as we read it. Then the Holy
Spirit can work in our lives and fill us with His power.
Just like the battery's power causes the electromagnet to pick up nails, so the
Holy Spirit's power will cause us to shine and start to attract other people
to Jesus. We had to attach the battery to the coil to make it an active
electromagnet. To receive the Holy Spirit's power, we have to ask Jesus
to fill us with the Holy Spirit. You can ask Him now and become an
active Christian "electromagnet" today.