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I am needing some help. This weekend I am to talk to the men at our annual retreat on surrender. The preacher suggested I do a trick to illustrate. I have done magic shows at the church for special events but they were not gospel magic tricks. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you,
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The idea of surrender as a Christian is to give up what you have now to become greater in Christ. Maybe a torn & restore, cut & restore where the restored version is better than the original. A simple effect would be a paper tear that goes from OLD SELF to New SELF with a sucker WITH CHRIST'S HELP to fall on the floor during restoration. God bless!
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Dan Harlan's Starcle might fit the bill. If memory serves, a napkin is folded and pieces are torn away. It should create a hole but creates a star. He performs it along with a poem. This should be an easy item to adapt to your purposes.
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If you are comfortable using it I suggest the HighWay Sign(HI Sign or Magic Compass)

The arrow, or hand will point the way you need to in your message.

As always, I believe it is good to use things that you are familiar with. Especially with such short notice.

A personal testimony is always a plus to go along with the illustration.

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Another view, particularly if speaking to believers, is the concept of surrendering our desire to be in control of things. In other words, proverbs says "there is a way that is right to a man, but it's way leads to death". We can be convinced that we know best, and end up in bondage to all sorts of sin in our lives. However, proverbs 3 says that we are to "trust in The Lord with all our heart, and lean NOT on our OWN understanding, and He will make our path straight". Talk about habits and sins that are common to us all.
Use the classic double ropes through the neck. Invite two hefty guys up to tug each other on the ropes, and as you explain the concept through scripture verses, loop them around the neck and tie the knot in front. Then show that you are incapable in yourself to break these bonds, but surrender and trust in God, who is capable setting a contrite and surrendered heart free from spiritual oppression.
That can play long or short and doesn't require you to go buy something you don't have already. Most of us have rope.
WHAT IF you wake up tomorrow with ONLY the things that you THANK GOD for today?
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Thank you all for your help. I was sure that I would get good advice here. It was short notice so I really appreciate everyone helping me out .
Thanks again,
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