Sunday, October 17, 2010
The pumpkin gospel
25"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
We started out talking about the sin in our lives...that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We compared sin to the pumpkin guts.
Then we talked about how God wants His light to shine through us. We put happy faces on the pumpkins (to represent the joy we have in Christ) and watched as the light of the candle was shinning out of them. Finally we talked about how the pumpkins were now new creations. The old is gone and the new is here.
The twins got to carve their own this year...the 3 little girls designed their own and watched as we carved the design into their pumpkins. Justice got to have the design that I have wanted to use from last year, because no one else would go for it, lol!
I threw in a couple extra pictures because I thought they were cute! First is Callie showing me what a fish looks like. The other is Brianna and Justice dancing together.
To answer questions that were posed...no we do not celebrate Halloween...and we may be doing pumpkins after this, even though we do it as a God honoring lesson.