Sharing your faith in Christ can sometimes be difficult, but salvation bracelets are an easy and effective way to share the basic plan of salvation, especially with children and youth. Use the salvation bracelet as a craft activity for vacation bible school, sunday school or youth group functions. While helping your children and young people build the bracelet, you can share with them the Bible verses that correspond with each color. Wearing a salvation bracelet also provides young people with an easy way to share their faith in a way that isn't intimidating to their friends. Here's how to share your faith while making salvation bracelets.
Tie a knot in the leather cord about midway through the 8- to 10-inch length. Read the Bible verse Colossians 1:16; "Everything was created by God and for God." Explain that God created each person to have a relationship with Him.
Put the black bead on the leather cord first and read the Bible verse Romans 3:23; "All have sinned." Explain that the black bead represents sin which separates us from God. If the knot you tied in Step 1 is not big enough to keep the beads from sliding over, double knot it.
Thread the red bead next to the black one and read the Bible verse Romans 5:8; "Christ died for us." Explain that the red bead represents the blood Jesus shed when he died on the cross to clean up our sin.
Add the white bead to the bracelet after the red one. Share the Bible verse Isaiah 1:18; "Though your sins were like scarlet, they will be white as snow." Explain that white represents our clean hearts after Jesus' blood has removed our sin.
Thread the green bead next, and read the Bible verse Galatians 6:22 to 23; "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control." Share that green represents the growth in our lives when we start to live like Jesus.
Thread the yellow bead last, and share the Bible verse 1 Thessalonians 4:17; "We will always be with the Lord." Yellow represents the streets of gold in heaven. Explain that yellow represents Heaven where we will always be with God after we die.
Tie another knot as close as possible after the yellow bead. Double knot if necessary to keep the beads in place. As you tie Read the Bible verse John 10:28; "No one can take us out of God's hand."
Wrap the leather cord around your arm and tie the ends together to form a bracelet. Allow as much wrist room as you prefer. Then cut the excess leather cord, leaving approximately 1/2 inch on each end. This will allow enough cord to untie and retie the bracelet if you would like to take it off.
Items you will need
- Suede or leather cord (8 to 10 inches per bracelet)
- Jewelry supplies: Plastic beads: black, red, white, yellow & green (1 of each per bracelet) or salvation beads
- wood beads, colored beads image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.com