FOLLOW UP:We did this as the children's semorn instead of a benediction. I explained it to the kids and then had them pass out stones to the congregation. We used smooth stones I collected from the beach. FUTURE SERMON ILLUSTRATION:When I went to throw my own sin-stone back into the ocean, I returned to the beach where we had collected the stones and gave it toss. It was such a powerful moment that when I looked down at my feet and saw more stones, I started picking up more stones and tossing them with a short prayer. After about a dozen stones I chuckled to myself thinking, I could be there all day, and all night, and all the next day throwing my stones away to God. Thank you God for bringing this to my attention, and reminding me that Jesus is the rock of my salvation.
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