The theme of this worship is understanding that what our mouth speaks is a result of what we fill our heart and minds with. It’s based on the Bible verses from Luke 6:43-45.
“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
For this worship, you’ll need:
- Two Glasses and containers to collect the overflow of water
- Paint, Food Coloring
- Plastic Table Cloth (or other protective covering for your table)
- Jungle Doctor’s Fables – Book 6
- Strips of paper and pencils
Audio for this Worship:
1. Set-up the glasses like the photo below
2. Cut some strips of paper and separate them into two groups.
3. Next write the good things you can put in your heart, like self-control or patience.
4. Then write the bad things you can put in your heart, like not including other people and meanness.
5. And then put the good things in the 1st cup and the bad things in the 2nd cup
6. You should have two jars set up with a little bit of food colouring or paint in the bottom of each jar. Make sure the jars are inside of another container because we want the water in the jar to overflow and you want to avoid making mess on your table
7. Place the cup with good things in front of one of the jars and place the cup with the bad things in front of another jar
8. Now, pour water in each cup and watch the overflow of coloured water. As you’re pouring explain that what we put in our hearts will eventually come out of our mouths. The words we say are the overflow of our hearts. Repeat this with the second coloured jar.
After reading (or listening to) the story, reflect on the meaning that was shared in the story.
1. What was the main idea of the story?
2. How does the story relate to the Bible verse we read in Luke 6:43-45?
3.How can the words we say reflect what we put in our hearts?
4. How can we put good things in our heart?
5. How does Galatians 5:22-23, the fruits of the spirit, relate to what you’ve done today?
Just a Note:
Because the paper and paint were already out, I got lots of requests to let the kids paint, so if you’re carefree about painting in your house or church, be ready and if you’re scared of paint (which describes me), be warned and prepared. (smile)