Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of October 31, 2016
Theme: God Wants to Shine through You
The Greatest Seed Ever Sown
Scripture: I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24).
Play: Pass around a kernel of dry corn, asking everyone to describe if it feels dead or alive and why. Set the kernel on a table and discuss what would happen to it if it were left there and never planted. Now pass around an ear of corn, asking how the kernels feel different than the one on the table. Ask everyone to guess how many kernels are on the ear of corn.
Talk: An average ear of corn has 800 kernels! When someone puts one kernel of corn in the ground, it can produce a new plant. This plant makes many kernels that are like the one that was planted. In a similar way, Jesus was buried, then God created new life through Him. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, anyone in the world can have new life through Jesus and can become more like Him.
Pray: Thank God for His miracle of raising Jesus from the dead.
— Renee Gray-Wilburn