Christian Object Lesson Using Cake - YUMMY!
Use the ingredients of a basic cake recipe to teach a Christian object lesson.
Theme: God can even use even the bad times in our lives for good.
Object: Ingredients for a cake and a baked cake.
Bible Verse: Romans 8:28
How many of you like to eat cake? Why? (it's sweet, tastes good, etc.)
Do any of you know what things go into a cake? [Give time for them to guess.]
Then all these things must be good - right?
Would you ever consider eating the ingrediants of a cake separately? A spoon of flour? A raw egg? A little oil? [Allow children to taste a little flour, oil or cocoa.] How did that taste? Yuk!
Of course there is the sugar too - yum! :)
It's a lot like life. Separately there are some bitter times, some raw, hurtful times, and some dry, bland times.
But there are also the good times! Together God is able to blend them all together to create a life that is meaningful, useful, and tasty!
Romans 8:28 is a beautiful promise: "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His good purpose."
No - all things are not good, but in God's hands they can be mixed and blended along with the good into a beautiful creation. It's during the bad times that we see how BIG our God is. He loves each of us and He is in control; we can trust Him!
[Now let them taste a piece of baked cake.]
Discuss how even though the ingredients do not taste good alone, they are all necessary for the cake to taste good in the end.
This Christian object lesson is a fun way to explain a difficult life lesson.
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