Here are our children's Prayer Pumpkins .....
#1 Read Matthew 23:25-28
#2 Revelations 3:20
How is the stuff we pull out of the pumpkin like sin in our hearts ?
( Both yucky, they're inside us )
How is the way we clean out our pumpkin like the way Jesus cleans us out when we confess our sins ?
( All the yucky stuff is taken away )
After you have completed the face of the pumkin read 2 Cor 5:17 and Ephesians 2:10
How have we made this pumpkin a " New Creation " ?
( It started out only a pumpkin, now it is a Jack-O-Lantern )
How do we become a new creation, when Jesus comes into our hearts ?
( We learn to Love Him more... Our light shines and we become His Children )
#5. Read 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
When Jesus comes into our hearts, we become new creations.
#6. Read Matthew 5:14-16, then light a candle inside the pumpkin
Turn Off Lights
Discuss how God wants our light to shine before others ?
#7. Read 2 Corinthians 4:6
In what way does the candle light come through the pumpkin like, the way God wants our light to shine ?
Sing: This Little Light Of Mine
What happens when we hide our light so that others are unable to see it ?
Bring out a regular pumpkin....
If we live good Christian lives, in Gloryifying God, His light will always shine through, no matter what !!!