Aim: To teach Bible truths using a box of Celebrations chocolates. Taken from the BB Junior Pro Pack S-17
• Box of ‘Celebrations’
There’s nothing I like better than curling up on the settee with a box of my favourite sweets – CELEBRATIONS! Forget about the calories; just enjoy the taste of the chocolate, the nuts, coconut and caramel. And yet this box of “Celebrations” has much to teach us about ourselves and God. So sit back, relax, have a sweet and listen!
Topic: The name “Topic” always reminds me of the Maths topic I had to study in school and not the delicious sweet in the box. But there is one topic I cannot forget – and that is that God loved me so much, that He sent Jesus to save me. Now there’s a topic to get your teeth into!
Malteser: Maltesers are the light way to eat chocolate because their centre is filled with tiny air bubbles. Eating them won’t make you float into the air but we need someone to keep our feet firmly on the ground. The Lord Jesus is the Rock and Anchor for our lives.
Caramel: I like the sticky taste of the Caramel sweet. Some people might think it becomes a bit of a mess but I enjoy! Sometimes we don’t need a sweet to make a mess though. What I say, think or do is enough to make a real mess, and then it is time to admit I’m wrong and to put things right. I know God expects me to do this; any mess, sticky or not, needs to be cleaned up.
Galaxy: The “Galaxy sweet reminds me of the galaxy of stars who are idolised by lots of people. The Bible tells us that we are to place no one before God. We know that heaven will be filled with all those who have faithfully served God and they are the true galaxy of stars!
Bounty: Bounty has been called the taste of Paradise. God has promised a paradise for those who love Him and have put their faith in Jesus Christ. God’s heaven will have many things which can’t even be imagined and which will be better for us than a chocolate and coconut sweet!
Truffle: The truffle is a mixture of chocolate, nuts and soft caramel. Some people might find it a bit too sweet and sickening. It’s funny how sometimes the things that seem so sweet can turn out to be bad for us. Adam and Eve learnt this lesson the hard way in the Garden of Eden. We need to learn to avoid those things which can be bad for us as well!
Mars: “A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play”. But a daily diet of “Mars” would be bad for us. Jesus said we should not live by bread, or food or sweets alone, but by the Word of God. So we need to read the Bible daily, and allow it to change us and help us live for God each day.
Snickers: People who like nuts will like the “snickers” sweet, but eating nuts can be a problem for some people. The Bible tells us that sin causes big problems. We need to say “no” to temptation, and look to God to help us live His way and so avoid the nuts which would cause us to fall from following the Lord Jesus.
Milky Way: A “Milky Way” is a small sweet indeed which takes its name from the huge sweep of stars to which we belong. How can we even imagine the number of stars or the distances involved in the real Milky Way? But the God who made the star systems is the same God who made the grains of sand on a beach, and cares for all things great and small.
For full details see the BB Junior Pro Pack S17