Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jelly Beans For Jesus!

Easter is just around the corner and for Christians it is one of the most awesome days to Celebrate Jesus being ALIVE!  Easter is one of the greatest opportunities to be Sharing Jesus with those that need Him to be ALIVE in their lives!  It is like our Super Bowl Sunday but even much much more exciting!

Candy is always a great way to open the door for spiritual discussions.  At Easter, sharing Jelly Beans For Jesus, along with an invitation to your church's Easter celebration may open the door to sharing Jesus with your unchurched neighbors, unchurched friends, your children's sport team, and much more.  Be Creative & Have Fun for Jesus this Easter!!

Jelly Beans For Jesus Is A Great Way 2 Witness!!!  What are some ways that you witness at Easter?  We would love to hear about your ideas, please e-mail us or share your ideas on Facebook as we encourage one another to Share Jesus during the greatest time of year that reminds us that Jesus Is Alive!  Happy Easter!!

"Jelly Beans For Jesus"
Great Activity for Moms & their Children, or at an Easter Party:  You will need: Snack size ziploc bags, the Jelly Beans For Jesus poem written below, colored pencils, scissors, paper, Easter grass, witnessing booklet.

Directions: Type out the special poem written below on colored paper (2 poems per 1 piece of paper).  Cut paper poems in half, Roll up poem, then put poem and witnessing booklet into an empty small ziploc bag that has some Easter grass in it.

As you read the poem, below, have children drop two to three of each of the matching colored jellybeans into their bag.

(Using a child-friendly Bible version, and read Scriptures with poem.).

ORANGE is for Heaven so bright. (2 Samuel 22:13-14)

YELLOW is for God's perfect light. (Revelation 21:23)

BLACK is for the sins we've done. (Romans 3:23)

RED is for the blood He gave. (Romans 5:8)

WHITE is for our cleansing from sin. (Psalm 51:1-2)

GREEN is for new life in Him. (Colossians 1:10)

PINK is for His gift to share. (Matthew 28:19-20)

PURPLE is for the crowns we'll wear! (2 Timothy 4:8)

The witness of the Jelly Beans is true; trust in Jesus, because He loves you! (Romans 10:13)”

Presentation idea: Cut colored poster board in the shape of jelly beans (make them extra large). On the back of the poster, write the matching line from the poem. Have children stand side-by-side, hold up their jellybean when it's their turn, and then recite their line. Afterwards, distribute small packets of jellybeans along with the printed poem. "Easter Song"  Keith Green  "JESUS SAVES"  Easter Song by Northland Church