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  1. 1. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comHalloween Ideas- Like aHalloweenPumpkinUse a pumpkin toshare the gospel.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  2. 2. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comIn Athens, Paul was disturbedby the culture around him.(Acts 17:16). But instead ofcoming against it, he usedthings from that culture topresent the gospel. (Acts17:22-31).www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  3. 3. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comMaterials1. A pumpkin (instructions forpreparing it are below)2. A candle or flashlight to goinside the pumpkin3. Lighter or matches if you areusing a candle4. A large knife (not sharp, it isfor effect).5. Some mud or clay dirt6. A damp cloth7. A cloth large enough to coverthe pumpkinwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  4. 4. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comPreparation1. Cutting carefully so that youcan set it back in place, cut thetop from the pumpkin.2. Scoop out the seeds andinner membrane. Rinse, dryand save it. You may want tosoak them in coffee orsomething similar to turn themdark. We will be returningthem to the pumpkin.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  5. 5. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com3. Making sure to keep thecuttings on one side of thepumpkin only, cut a design intothe pumpkin. You can use atraditional jack-o-lantern orsome other design. CarvingJESUS into the pumpkin orcarving a candle is effective. Becareful not to carry the designto the sides or back of thepumpkin as you do not want toshow the cuts at the beginningof the lesson.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  6. 6. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com4. Put the seeds and membraneback into the pumpkin. If it isgoing to be over a few hoursbefore the lesson, it would bebetter to put the seeds andmembrane in the refrigeratoruntil closer time.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  7. 7. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comJust before the session1. Set the pumpkin in front ofyou so that the carved part istoward your body. You do notwant the audience to see that ithas been carved.2. If the seeds were refrigerated,return them to the pumpkin.3. Put the top on the pumpkinmatching it as good as possibleso that the cut is not tooobvious.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  8. 8. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com4. Smear a little clay or mudon the front of the pumpkinso that the audience caneasily see it.5. Set the other supplies(knife, light, damp cloth)where you can reach them.6. Cover the pumpkin with acloth so that it is not visiblefrom any side when yourgroup comes in.7. PRAYwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  9. 9. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comThe LessonSometimes people ask what it islike being a Christian.Id like to tell you that it is all funand easy.But Im a Christian.Im supposed to tell the wholetruth.And here it is.It is fun to be a Christian because Iam Gods child and God loves me.And it is never too hard for mebecause God helps me.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  10. 10. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comBut sometimes it is pretty hard tobe a Christian.(Lift the cloth off of the pumpkin)I think I can use this pumpkin tohelp explain.We all start out like pumpkins.Were out in the garden along withall the others.God is always walking through thatgarden asking if any of us what tobelong to Him.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  11. 11. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comWhen we say yes to God, he picksus up out of the garden.(Use damp cloth to clean the dirtoff the pumpkin.)And he gently washes away thedirt.That feels really, really nice.(Pick up the knife)But there is more to be done.You see, dirt was not the only thingwe brought with us from thegarden.(Pretend to cut around the top ofthe pumpkin)Some of what we brought backrequires surgery and that can hurt.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  12. 12. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com(Lift off the top.)While we were out there in thegarden, some things grew insideus.(Take out a few seeds and holdthem out to be seen.)Sometimes the others were notfair to us.(Take out more of the seeds)We became angry and the seedof bitterness started to growinside.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  13. 13. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com(Continue to take out seeds as youtalk)Sometimes others let us down orhurt our feelings.We began to feel sorry for ourselves.And the seeds of rejection started togrow.We try to get even with those whohurt us.The seeds of unforgiveness andviolence begin to grow inside.(Remove the last of the seeds)Yes, all of this cleaning up hurts a bit.But if we wont let God clean all ofthis out, it gets infected.And then we really have problems.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  14. 14. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comChristians who wont let God cleanout all the junk from the pumpkinpatch are really miserable.They have spiritual infections andthey can spread them to others.(Wipe the inside with the cloth)(Pretend to make a few cuts withthe knife on your side of thepumpkin)Im learning to hold really still andlet God take care of anything thatneeds cleaning!Sure it hurts sometimes.Put the light inside the pumpkinand light itAnd sometimes I wonder what Godis trying to do!www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  15. 15. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com(Turn the pumpkin around for thegroup to see)Then God reminds me that He hasa wonderful plan for my life.He wants the beauty of Jesus toshine through me so others cansee the way to Jesus.Thats what we are, you know.We are not really better thanthose poor pumpkins who are stillin the garden.We are just a whole lot better offbecause Jesus has taken us out ofthe darkness and into Hiswonderful light.www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  16. 16. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comLights off)Jesus said, You are the light of theworld.A city on a hill cant be hidden.Also, people do not light a lamp andput it under a bowl.Instead, they put it on its stand.Then it gives light to everyone in thehouse.In the same way, let your light shinein front of others.Then they will see the good thingsyou do.And they will praise your Fatherwho is in heaven.*www.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  17. 17. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comPlease pray with me.Father God, thank You for askingus to be Your children.Father, we want to be more likeJesus.We want others to see Your lightshining in our lives.Help us to open our hearts to You.Take away all our bad attitudes.Give us Your light and love inside.Were asking this in Jesus Name.Amenwww.CreativeHolidayIdeas.com
  18. 18. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comHoliday CollectionGames and Activities in Celebrationof common Holidays.Creative Holiday Ideas has over 300 pages ofideas to help you plan your next New YearsDay, Valentines Day, Mothers Day, FathersDay, Halloween or Fall Festival, andThanksgiving event. If youve ever wonderedwhat youre going to do for all these holidaysand how youre going to do it, this resource isfor you.=> Tell me more about the Holiday Collection