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This Object Talk will reveal just how fast a Sunday school class can grow when God's Word is shared.

TOPICS:

Body of Christ, Growth, Witnessing

MATERIALS:

128 pieces of penny candy
(Other items may be used, such as un-popped popcorn, but candy will have a greater impact, and can be used
later as treats or rewards.)
Brown paper bag

DURATION:

Approximately 10 minutes


Friends

PREPARATION:

Before class, put the 128 pieces of candy (or other items) in the brown paper bag.

WHAT YOU WILL SAY:

Jesus told us to "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation" (Mark 16:15) In Romans 10: 14,15 the Bible says, "How then can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news?"

(Take one piece of candy out of the bag.) This piece of candy represents the very first kid to come to children's Sunday school. After church, this kid went home, told a friend the Good News about Jesus Christ, and asked a friend to come to church the next week.

(Take another piece of candy out of the bag and place it next the other.) Now there were two kids in children's Sunday school. After church, these two kids went home and each told a friend the good News about Jesus Christ and asked those friends to come to church the next week.

(Take out two pieces of candy and place then next to the others) Now there were four kids in children's Sunday school. After church, these four kids went home, told a friend the Good News about Jesus Christ, and asked a friend to come to church the next week.

(Take out four pieces of candy...then eight...then sixteen...then thirty-two...then sixty-four, each time repeating the following:) These kids went home, told a friend the Good News about Jesus Christ, and asked a friend to come to church the next week.

(When doubling the sixty-four pieces of candy, simply dump out the rest of the bag.) Now there are one hundred and twenty-eight kids in children's Sunday school. In just eight weeks, the size of the class grew from 1 to 128 kids. (Give each child two-pieces of candy) Here is a reward for hearing about what it means to go into the all the world and preach the good news. Enjoy one piece, and share the other with a friend.