Here is one of the free Sunday school object lessons that is helpful for the holiday season. It helps to show how God keeps us fresh and alive.
Free Sunday School Object Lessons: “Tupperware Container”
Tupperware containers are like God’s spirit. They will protect us from people and situations that might make us hardened and spoiled.
Matthew 6: 25-26, Matthew 6:33
Slice of bread that has been left out overnight.
Slice of bread that has been preserved in a Tupperware container.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OBJECT LESSONS PREPARATION:
Leave a slice of bread out the night before so it gets hard.
Last night, I accidentally left this slice of bread out when I was making a sandwich. How do you think it feels? Hard.
Pass the slice around so kids can feel. What can I do with it? Do I want to use this to make my sandwich?
There’s not much I can do except throw it outside and let the birds peck at it. Throw it in a wastebasket or cast it aside.
This bread went bad because the air got at it. Things got at it that weren’t supposed to.
As Christians, we are a little like this. We have to be careful of what we get exposed to, or we can also become hardened and spoiled.
Who knows what Black Friday is?? It’s the first Christmas shopping day after Thanksgiving. How many of you have been to the mall on Black Friday? What’s it like? It’s a mad house of people buying stuff.
Black Friday is a great example of how we can become hardened. You get in with all those shoppers, all those people busting a gut over a good sale, and before you know it, we can become “hardened” to the meaning of Christmas. We can get so focused on what gifts we get and give that we can forget that when Jesus was born, he was wrapped in rags and his bed was a food trough. Christmas is supposed to be a time to celebrate humility and great things that come without a price tag on them – like the Messiah, love of family and the joy of salvation. And eternal life. Many of us can’t even remember to say “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”
Jesus wants us to have nice presents under the tree. But not so many that we become spoiled and not so outlandish that we’re in debt over it. We can’t get worried over what we will and will not get.
Open the Tupperware and take out the fresh bread slice. We need to stay close to the gospel message over the Holidays. Jesus said in Matthew 6: 25-26, “I tell you not to worry about your life. Don’t worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food or clothing? Look at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven
takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds?”
Verse 33 says, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. And all these things will be added unto you.”
Close the lid on the piece of bread in the Tupperware container. “We can be preserved – we can staysoft – by remembering the words of Christ during the Holidays. He’s the reason for the season. ”
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