Object Lesson: Apple of God’s Eye
Supplies: different kinds of apples, optional: treasure chest
Preparation: Place the apples in a treasure chest or a bag.
Hold up the apples one by one and let the kids guess the type of apple.
Does anyone know what it means to be the apple of someone’s eye? It means that you are very special to them. You are a treasure to them.
Did you ever think that you are an apple of God’s eye? In fact, we are so special to Him that He calls us His children. In 1 John 3:1 it says, “The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God.”
Give each child an apple. Look them in the eye and say, “You are a treasure to God. You are the apple of His eye.”
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8
*Take from Dr. Jones and The Secret of the Lost Keys.
Object Lesson: The Trinity
Supplies: apples, knife, plate
Slice the apple in half through the core.
Each apple has three different, distinct parts to it. Can you name the three parts? We have the apple peel, the white flesh and the seeds. Each of these parts has a job that they do. However, they also are all part of one, the apple.
Although God is not actually like an apple, the way the Trinity works together can be understood a bit better by thinking about an apple. God the Father, God the Spirit and God the Son all have different, distinct jobs. But they are all one- they are all God.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship in the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13: 14 (AMP)
**Excerpt from Cruisin in My Father’s Car
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