Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Activity C3 - Lesson 1: Some Things Don't Mix

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C3
Lesson 1: Jesus' Temptation by the Devil (Matthew 4:1 - 11)

Experiment - Some Things Don't Mix - Materials Needed:
- Empty water bottle with cap and an extra cup
- Measuring cup
- Food coloring
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- funnel

Using the funnel, carefully pour 1/4 cup vegetable oil into the water bottle. In a cup mix the 1/4 cup water with several drops of food coloring. Pour the colored water into the water bottle. Screw the lid on the bottle and shake vigorously. Point out how the oil and water seem to blend together. Tell the children to keep watching - the oil and water will begin to separate because the two elements do not mix. Some things just do not blend together, like oil and water, Jesus and the devil, truth and lies. At times, a lie may confuse us. But if we trust God to guide us, and if we turn to his Word for help, things will soon become clear.

Activity: Biblical Game of Truth
Prior to class look up nine facts from the Bible and invent three lies. Write them all on note cards.  Read the children two facts and one lie. Ask the kids to vote which "fact" was false. Repeat with the other facts and lies. Explain that sometimes things seem confusing, and it can be hard to know what's true. Today's Bible story tells about a time when Jesus, himself, had to figure out what was true and what wasn't. It was God's Word he relied on to show him the truth!

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