If you use the Bible object lesson The Jesus Glass on Easter, you will have just used glasses and liquid to show how Jesus carries away our wrongdoings. It’s a great reinforcement to drink from Jesus glasses, which this Bible snack beverage calls for, and it will also introduce the Fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5.
This Easter Bible Snack goes along with the object lesson, The Jesus Glass
Bible Snack Materials
- Large clear plastic cups, 1 for each child, plus extras for the demonstration
- Strawberries, cut in fours, 1 cut for each child
- Blueberries, 1 for each child
- Orange, cut up into 8 round slices per child
- Kiwi cut up, 1 cube for each child
- Raspberries, 1 for each child
- Ice cubes, 2 for each child
- Mint leaves, 1 sprig for each child
- Colorful straws, 1 for each child
- 7 up, 1 liter
- Lemonade from mix, 1 liter
- Plastic spoons
Bible Snack Preparation
- Cut up the fruit the night before and put in separate containers.
- For the demonstration put all your ingredients in front of you on the table. Have the fruit cut in separate cups, and have everything placed in front of you from left to right so you can follow along most easily.
Demonstration (with teacher’s words)
Jesus takes away all our wrongdoings and makes us clean again when we ask him. His death on the cross is a sign that this actually happens!
Pass out the tall clear plastic glasses.
He fills us up with good thoughts. As Philippians 4:8 says, We are clear, able to think about “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—anything excellent or praiseworthy.” Let’s think of our spirits like these glasses and fill them a little with Jesus’ purity.
Fill your glass 1/3 of the way with 7 up. Have your assistant fill the glasses of the students up 1/3 of the way.
Just before Jesus’ arrest and trial and death, he told his disciples that when he rose again, he would bring them comfort. In John 14:16 Jesus told them, “I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” He was talking about the Holy Spirit, who is there to help us make sweet lemonade out of the bitter lemons life sometimes throws us.
Fill your glass another 1/3 with lemonade. Have your assistant fill the students’ glass up another 1/3 of the way.
Jesus’ ascension into heaven gave us great power. He gives us the fruit of the spirit in our lives. According to Galatians 5:22-23, the fruits of the spirit are…
Using a plastic spoon put one of the next 9 ingredients in as you say each word:
“…the fruit of the Spirit is love (strawberry), joy (blueberry), peace (orange), forbearance (kiwi), kindness (raspberry), goodness (ice cube), faithfulness (mint), gentleness (straw) and self-control (stir it all around with the straw). Against such things there is no law.”
Pass the fruit containers around with plastic spoons, one at a time, so students can add to their fruit punch.
Let’s drink in the fruits of the Spirit and the promises of Jesus, and make them live in our hearts!
Pass out more spoons so students can eat the fruit when they’re done drinking if they wish to.
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