Looking for some other sweet ways to share the gospel? If you’ve got a bottle of chocolate syrup and a few other items, you’ve got all you need to teach an awesome lesson about God’s love and grace. For this object lesson, I suggest using verses like
Chocolate milk object lesson #1
Supplies you’ll need: Tall, clear glass, milk, chocolate syrup, teaspoon, tray
Preparation: Set everything on the tray right before class. Leave your milk refrigerated as long as possible.
“Okay guys! I think you’re going to love this object lesson. I know I love these ingredients. First let me pour a tall glass of milk. (Pour the milk.) Can everyone see the milk?” (Wait for response.) This glass of milk is like you and I when we asked Jesus into our hearts. Jesus forgave us of our sins and made us clean. But the good stuff does not stop there! Jesus says he wouldn’t just save us but he would send the Holy Spirit to teach us, comfort us and be our companion.”
“Let’s read the verse, John 14:26 (NIV). “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
“This chocolate syrup is like the Holy Spirit. He lives in us and swirls through our life, helping us learn, helping us remember the words of God and comforting us. Look at this milk now. It’s not plain anymore because we have poured the Holy Spirit in. Watch me stir it a little more.” (Pour small samples for kids to drink or give everyone a chocolate milk box for snack.)
Chocolate milk object lesson #2
Supplies you’ll need: Chopped fruits, vegetables, a piece of meat like a pork chop or hot dog, chocolate syrup, small plates
Preparation: Prepare the fruits and vegetable by chopping them into chunks, place each group on a plastic throw away plate. You should cut the meat into small pieces too.
“Well boys and girls, we are up to something yummy today. Who has one of these at home? (Hold up the bottle of chocolate syrup.) Boy, chocolate syrup makes some things taste so much better. You can squirt it on ice cream, fruit, or whatever you like and you’ll have a delicious snack. I’ve got some foods right here.” (Show the plates of food.)
First, I want to read this to you. Proverbs 16:24, “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
“You know, the stomach gets hungry but the soul does too. One way we can make someone’s life sweeter is by saying kind things to them. When we do that, we make life happier for everyone we meet. Let’s have some fun. Why don’t we try to add some chocolate syrup to these different things and see how they taste? I bet the chocolate syrup will cover up everything! Before we taste test this food, let’s pray about having kind, gracious words.”