Children discover what pure goodness is.
Character of God, Purity
Three chocolate candies:
Approximately 5 minutes
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
You will have three volunteers come forward. The teacher will cut three candy bars into several pieces and then ask each volunteer what he or she sees inside.
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
(Have the first volunteer come forward. The teacher will cut open the solid milk chocolate bar and ask the volunteer what he or she sees.) This chocolate is pure solid chocolate all the way through like God is pure goodness all the way through.
(Have the second volunteer come forward. The teacher will cut open the chocolate covered candy bar and ask the volunteer what he or she sees.) This chocolate covered candy bar is kind of like us. We have some of the chocolate goodness on us, but we are no where near pure goodness.
(Have a third volunteer come forward. The teacher will cut open the hollow chocolate candy and ask the volunteer what he or she sees.) This is not solid and pure goodness like God is pure goodness. Many people may look good on the outside but be hollow when it really counts.
(Have the teacher cut up the candy bars, place the pieces on a plate, and then have a volunteer take the chocolate pieces around to share with classmates.)
|Suggestion by Melanie Rushing:
After the talk, give the children 2 miniature chocolate bars and two notes. Tell the kids to give a chocolate bar and a note to two separate adults whom they believed to be pure through and through. The note should explain why the child gave the chocolate bar to the adult. It also encourages receiver to question themselves about their own spiritual purity to be sure that what that child believes is true. It can be a humbling experience for many.