During our reading of Adam and Eve we used apples to demonstrate how sin affects our hearts.
We each took a bite out of the apple to represent sin
We let the apple sit for a week and watched the sin rot the apple
We compared the apples
This really opens up discussion. I asked Jerry to lead this discussion and he did an awesome job!
He reviewed what each apple represented then asked which apple The Dragons would like to eat. Which one would their friends eat if they were asked to choose between the two?
Then he asked 'why wouldn't you want the second apple?' He went into a discussion about how sin can negatively affect our lives and our relationships especially with God.
Next he asked how do we fix the rotten apple? This was a great question. There was some brainstorming from the kids, throw it in the trash, give it to someone else, buy a new apple.
All great ideas but none of them fix what we already are holding. This is where Jesus comes in and saves us.
It was beautiful how he completed this experiment and brought it back to Jesus!