Pumpkin Devotional

The weekend before the Harvest Festival ,{Halloween Night}at church we do our annual pumpkin devotion. I love getting my girls together and some of their friends to do a pumpkin devotion with them. You can use this as an outreach with your neighbors or unsaved family members. It’s another way to spread His word, during this season. Here’s what we do.

Tools You’ll need:
1- med-lg size pumpkin
1- pumkin or serated knife
1- big spoon for scooping
Or, A pumkin carving kit might be best for this
A flat surface to carve
Bible

START CARVING

And then start talking about how……….

We become a new creation when Jesus comes into our heart. Have each child read the verses below.

#1 Read Matthew 23:25-28
#2 Revelations 3:20

Ask: How is the stuff we pull out of the pumpkin like sin in our hearts? (both yucky, they’re inside us, sticky and smelly)

Ask: How is the way we cleaned out our pumpkin like the way Jesus cleans us out when we confess our sins? (All the yucky stuff is taken away)

COMPLETE FACE or carve out a cross then read:

#3 2 Cor 5:17 and
#4 Ephesians 2:10

SWITCH PUMPKINS (I pre-carved a pumpkin to save time)You don’t have to do this part. Only do this if you are doing with a group of students

Ask: How have we made this pumpkin a “new creation”? (was a pumpkin, now a jack-o-lantern)

Ask: How do we become a new creation when Jesus comes into our hearts? (We learn to love Him more, our light shines & we become God’s children)

Read: #5 — 2 Corinthians 4:7-10

When Jesus comes into our hearts, we become new creations.

Read:#6 Matthew 5:14-16 then LIGHT CANDLE and put in pumpkin. I would try those fake tea light candles or use a small candle to fit in the hole.

TURN OFF LIGHTS

Discuss how God wants our light to shine before others.
READ #7 2 Corinthians 4:6

Ask: How is the way the candle light comes through the pumpkin like the way God wants our light to shine?

Sing: This little light of mine.

This little light of mine,
I’m going to let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I’m going to let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I’m going to let it shine,

Ev’ry day, ev’ry day,
Ev’ry day, ev’ry day,
Gonna let my little light shine.

On Monday, He gave me the gift of love;
On Tuesday, peace came from above.
On Wednesday told me to have more faith;
On Thursday, gave me a little more grace.
On Friday, told me to watch and pray
On Saturday, told me just what to say,
On Sunday, gave the power divine
Just to let my little light shine.

This little light of mine,
I’m going to let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I’m going to let it shine
This little light of mine,
I’m going to let it shine,

Ev’ry day, ev’ry day
Ev’ry day, ev’ry day,

Gonna let my little light shine.
Or you can play this song by Addison Road “This little light of mine”

Ask: What happens when we hide our light so others can’t see it?

Let’s see what happens….. {cover the carving of the pumpkin}
Also, let’s look at another pumpkin. If we live good Christian lives,
God’s light will always shine through us no matter what.

Have a blessed time with this!!

P.S. if you are feeling convicted to not do this, don’t. My convictions and your convictions are two totally different things. Pray of course to see if this is where the Lord should lead you. This is a fun activity for us and it teaches Gods word at the same time.

By His Grace,
Adrienne

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