This is a felt dartboard with 2 darts and 2 balls with velcro. 11.75″ board, designed for ages 5+.
What is a “sinner”? This word means “to miss the mark” and was originally used to describe someone in archery who missed the bull’s eye in the center. As the target was aimed for and missed, a person would stand and call out “SINNER” whenever the mark of perfection was missed.
All humans are “sinners”; we’ve all missed the mark of God’s perfection and holiness some of the times in our lives. (The only Man who walked on this earth who never was a sinner is the perfect Man and Son of God, Jesus Christ.) We can try over and over to be perfect but we do a very good job at failing to do what is right ALL of the time, don’t we? In our own strength and efforts, we are powerless to be perfect enough to be with the Holy God.
This dartboard set can remind children and really, any age, of what sin is, as an object lesson in a sense. And it can also remind us all of God’s great love for us, in that He made a way for us to stand in Christ’s righteousness while He’s taken our sin on Himself and paid the penalty for that sin. Romans 5:1-2, 6-8 states:
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand…You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man [my note, for example, that could be someone who claims to do right all the time but is legalistic and proud of himself), though for a good man (my note, a merciful man who is known to be kind in forgiving or canceling debts owed), someone might possibly dare to die [for]. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners [my note – neither righteous, nor good], Christ died for us.“