20 Kinder Überraschungseier
This is an object lesson which fits in well with all the Easter season. To arrange the lesson, get 4 plastic Happy easter ! and place the following pieces of them: inside one egg is a sticker, inside the second is really a polished rock, in the third is a bit of cloth, and the fourth you've got a nail. The primary lesson to teach is God will use you to meet a desire in a friend's life and also the supporting Bible verse is James 1:22.
The apostles were ordinary, everyday guys. I doubt that folks saw anything special when passing them on the street. Outwardly these men didn't seem special. What caused them to be special was what was on the inside; something people couldn't see. I have 4 eggs here, each with something inside. Here are each one and see when we can figure out what caused them to be so special and what will make you special as well.
(Open the 1st egg.) Here we have a sticker. Stickers are bright and colorful so when you put them on something, they hold fast. Giving a bright, colorful sticker to someone can be a real encouragement to them and help brighten a full day. A true friend is somebody who sticks by you no matter what and has a way of brightening your mood. By the time you get to the book of Acts, the truth is the disciples stuck by the other and encouraged each other.
(Open the second egg.) Listed here is a rock; but this one isn't a common one. It's a polished rock. Normally, rocks are rough, nevertheless they can be polished generating smooth like this one. It will require time and effort to polish one, however, if it's done, it can help make it special. A true friend is somebody who accepts you since you are, but also helps to make you better. They do that by letting you know when you're needs to mess up, by encouraging you to definitely do right things, through helping you to think of others in front of yourself. A true friend may help polish you and make you into a better person.
(Open another egg.) This one has a piece of cloth inside it. This reminds me of an cleaning rag a servant would use. A real friend is one who serves others and puts them first. Service starts in your heart as a desire to help others and shows within your actions. You can serve others when you're kind to them, helping them after they need help, or saying a good word to them when they are down. The disciples served people on a regular basis.surprise eggs
(Open the fourth egg.) A nail. Jesus is the greatest friend anyone can ever have. The Bible states that he is a friend that sticks closer compared to a brother. But, some wicked men nailed Jesus towards the cross to pay for our sins. In case you have a friend that doesn't know Jesus as Savior, their greatest should use is to be saved from other sin. You can help to meet that need by telling them about Jesus. The disciples went everywhere telling people about Jesus.
What do these four everything has in common? They all come from a heart which is in love with Jesus and has his love for others. James 1:22 says to be doers of the word rather than hearers only. If you're in love with Jesus and have the romance for others, you will be a doer then God can use that you meet a need within a friend's life.