Simple Supplies: A Bible, a lunch box, a whole
apple, and apple slices
What are some things we need to stay alive? Let children
respond. What are some of your favorite foods? Do you think God has
a favorite food? What would he like for breakfast? Hold up a lunch
box. What might God take in his lunch box? What do you think he
eats for dinner? Let children respond to each question. I wonder if
God really does eat dinner?
Hold up the apple, and take a bite of it. This juicy apple is
one of the things God has provided. It's sweet and crunchy-a
wonderful gift from God. We can eat it as it is, or we can use it
to make other foods. What else can we make with apples? Let
children respond. Their answers may include such things as
applesauce, pie, jelly, and salad.
Do you think God likes to eat apples? We don't really know, do
we? God doesn't need food, water, or shelter because he is Spirit.
But God knows that we need things like food, shelter, water, and
love. And he has made us a promise. Open your Bible to Philippians 4:19. Philippians 4:19 says, "My
God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you
everything you need."
Next time you eat an apple, I hope it will remind you to thank
God for all he's given you. Let's close in prayer.
Dear God, we thank you today for all the wonderful gifts you've
given us, such as food, shelter, our families, and each other. Most
of all, we thank you for you. Help us to remember to thank you each
day for the many blessings you've given us. In Jesus' name,
Distribute the apple slices. Take an apple slice before you
leave, and remember as you eat it that God provides all we
Theme: God provides all we need