Known By Our Fruits

What would you rather eat, a rotten banana or one that is nice and ripe? 

TOPICS:

Behavior, Godliness, Light, Pleasing God

MATERIALS:

One rotten banana
One good banana


DURATION:

Approximately 5 minutes

banana 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

You will show the children the bad banana first and get their reaction. Then you will display the good banana and get a different reaction. This Object Talk will help the children know the difference between being a child of God and a child who does not belong to God.

WHAT YOU WILL SAY:

(Show the children the bad rotten banana.) Who would like to eat this banana? Why not? How can you tell this banana will not taste very good? (Allow for answers.)

(Then show the children the good banana.) Now, who would like to eat this banana? Why? How can you tell this banana will taste good? (Allow for answers.)

(Hold up both bananas.) Our lives are like one of these two pieces of fruit. Children who belong to God have nice thoughts and do nice things, so other people see them as good and wholesome, like this good banana. However, children with bad thoughts will probably do bad things. They might look like this rotten banana.

The Bible says, "Thus by their fruit you will recognize them." What kind of fruit would you want to be, like this good banana, or like this rotten banana here?