I have provided a basic outline, not a word-for-word format, because your children will enjoy hearing things from your perspective. Their answers and understanding will dictate how deep your conversations go and what direction they will take. Have fun!
Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Bible Adventure
Candy–Nothing is Sweeter Than JesusNothing is Sweeter Than Jesus! Click To Tweet
Intro: Who doesn’t love some yummy candy? What kind is your favorite? This time of year, we see lots of candy in the stores. Today we will celebrate the sweetness of God and the sweetest gift ever given–Jesus!
Thoughts to Ponder: How much do you like candy? What do you think makes candy so delicious? What is the sweetest gift you have ever been given?
For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV
What is the sweet gifts mentioned here? (Both Jesus and eternal life!)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
Can you ever buy this gift yourself? (No. That is what makes it so sweet!) Who do you have to get this gift from? (Hosanna–the God who saves)
What does the gift of Jesus mean to you? How sweet is it to have a personal relationship with Him? Do you think Jesus is better than candy? What does eternal life mean to you? Have you accepted this gift from Jesus?
Prayer: Thank God for the sweetness of His presence in your life. If you have not accepted the sweet gift of Jesus, take a moment to thank Him for all He has done. If you are ready, ask Him to come into your heart and be the Lord of your life. If you have already done this, ask Him to fill up your heart completely and to have a deeper relationship with Him.
Preschoolers and young ones will enjoy “Jesus is My Best Friend” by Yancy.
Older children (and adults!) might enjoy this mix of “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms/’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus” by the David Crowder Band.
- Enjoy a piece of candy together. Talk about how sweet it is. Jesus is even better!
- Take It Deeper–Make some candy together. You will be making sweet memories and developing life skills too!
- Play the Candy Bible Verse Match Up game.
- Look for more candy ideas on my Fall Pinterest Board.
Spread the Love:
- Make candy bags to share with others. Feel free to use this free candy bag printable, perfect for 3″ x 4″ bags. Remind others how sweet it is to follow Jesus!
Check out other family Bible Adventures here!
Please share your candy adventure thoughts below, as well as thoughts about your sweet relationship with Jesus…
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What a sweet lesson! I am absolutely going to do this with my niece and nephew (4 & 6). I LOVE weaving Jesus lessons into everyday things!
I do too! Thanks!
I have to admit that I have never heard it put that way before 🙂
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What a cute lesson!
Taria Shondell says
I truly love this! It will reach the little ones in a way they can understand. This is genius! Especially with the time of year it is and all of the candy they look forward to having.
Perfect lesson for this time of year. What a great idea.
Scott LaPierre says
Wow, this is wonderful Tara the way you’ve laid this all out.
Will definitely allow people to spice up family worship with new activities.
Thank you so much!
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Thanks for your kind words!I hope it does help others!
Love this idea! Taking something they enjoy and comparing it to Jesus and how sweet he is!!