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Materials
Make a jello egg by making a small hole in each end of an egg using a needed or penknife. The hole can be about 1/2 cm in diameter. You can then blow through the other hole and empty the contents of the egg. Use some water to rinse the inside of the egg until the water exits clear. You can then make ordinary jello and fill the eggshell with jello. Once the jello has set you can remove the shell and you have a jello egg. You may wish to leave the jello in the egg and use a little white toothpaste to cover over the holes.

Prepare another egg just as above, but instead of filling it with jello, leave it empty.

Activity
Use the jello egg, empty egg, a raw egg, a soft boiled egg, and a hard boiled egg. Each of the 5 eggs are placed in separate zip-lock bags. The youth then get to feel the eggs and test the firmness of each one.

Application

The Jello egg is a great example of testimony or faith that is based on the continuous changes in life. It is solid. It is firm. It retains it’s shape and identity. Yet it gives a bit and adjusts to changes around it, which may include guidance from a parent, teacher, or church authority; experiences with others; revelation; inspiration; etc.

The empty egg may symbolize the vaccuum we have wthout Jesus in our life.

raw egg might represent a new Christian and lacks the firmness in his convictions.

soft-boiled egg might represent a Christian which is firm in some things, but still has some core issues unresolved.

The firm egg may represent someone who is legalistic or rigid in his faith.

A great change occurred in Nebuchadnezzer’s life. His heart was very hard and unyeileding to God. So God crushed his shell by giving him a time of difficulty. During this time King Nebuchadnezzer lost his senses and lived among the wild animals and acted like one of them. He ate grass like cattle do, his hair grew to look like the feathers of an eagle and his fingernails grew to look like the claws of a bird. But in Daniel 4 he turned to God and something special happened. Like the eggs of birds that hold many surprises, God can break us out of a shell and change us if we will put our trust in him.

 

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