Tuesday, July 31, 2012

lemonade and chocolate milk

i have done this as an object lesson several times with kids and youth.  i wish i could remember where i got the idea...it is usually pretty effective.  it does take one brave participant...one that's willing to take one for the team.

lemonade is refreshing and quenches your thirst.
chocolate milk is really yummy but often coats your throat and makes you even more thirsty. 

spiritually speaking lemonade is like Jesus and chocolate milk represents the world. 
unfortunately we often mix the two.

we pray for someone that is hurting and take a swig of lemonade

we tell off the driver that just cut us off and sip the chocolate milk

we go to church and worship Jesus - taking a big swallow of lemonade

we go home and lose our temper with our family - gulping the chocolate milk

we blog about Jesus and how wonderful He is to us - chugging the lemonade

then...once the blog is written...we gossip about people on facebook - chugging the chocolate milk

                                   ...chocolate milk
                      ...chocolate milk

lemonade chocolate milk

eventually our stomach starts to feel icky
and we get really sick.

honestly...you can choose either...
          but just like drinking tons of chocolate milk will make you fat, living a worldly life leads to hell.  hell wasn't made for you.  don't go to hell.

Deuteronomy 30:19
...I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse.
Choose life so that you and your children will live...

1 comment:

  1. hmm...loving is hard...drinking lemonade always requires discipline...requires something I don't have...I sure need Jesus...


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