Sin Talk Illustration: Crab Trap

August 27, 2018

This video below could be a helpful illustration to use with a “sin talk” or Campaigners discussion starter.

Underwater Footage of a Crab Trap

Isn’t that how sin typically works? It lures us in with a promise it never fulfills. Much like the serpent in the garden of Eden. If you just take a bite, all your troubles will go away.

But then sin traps us in its grip and we’re left staring at that GoPro wondering if anyone will ever come and let us out.

But the crab didn’t go right in at first. No, he hesitated. But then he gave in. The temptation was too great. And he was so preoccupied with the luring prize that he didn’t even realize he’d been caught.

Do you feel trapped in an addiction?

Trapped in a secret? Trapped in a web of lies?

In Luke 4:18, Jesus makes clear why he came to earth. “I came to bring freedom to the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, and to set the oppressed free.

When sin traps us, Jesus frees us.

When sin costs us, Jesus pays our debt.

When sin steals our innocence, Jesus washes us white as snow.

When sin doesn’t deliver on its false promises, Jesus reminds us that He is Truth and the Life.

When sin leaves us hopeless and in a grave of despair, Jesus rolls away the stone and reminds us that He is ALIVE!

If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Thanks to my friend, Paul Mannino, for passing along the video. If you would like to learn more about how to share the Gospel with teenagers, check out

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