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Chained with Them

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also” (Hebrews 13:3).

A group of students in Texas thought of a creative way to remember the persecuted. (See Hebrews 13:3.) They attached chains to their backpacks as reminders of Christians who face extreme persecution.

Follow the instructions below to make your own backpack reminders.

*Carabiner clips
*Links of chain from a craft store or old necklace or bracelet
*Key rings
*Black marker

What To Do
*Attach four links of the chain to the carabiner clip. (If necessary, ask an adult to use pliers to separate four links from a longer chain, then to close the opening in the separated links.)

*Attach the key ring to the links.

*Write Colossians 4:18 on one side of a tag, and “Remember my chains” on the other side. (Use another verse if desired.) Attach the tag to the key ring.

*Hook the reminder to your backpack or another item that you use often.

Prepare an answer to share with anyone who asks about the meaning of your chain. You might tell them about a recent incident of persecution from a story on this site, or about a verse in the Bible that tells Christians to remember those who suffer for Christ.


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