|The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through....|
The Kingdom Parables
In the Atrium we present the parables Jesus gave us to describe the kingdom of heaven. One of those is the simple illustration given in Matthew 13: 33. After a very short reading from Scripture we mix 3 T flour, 1/4 t. quick rise yeast and 2 T warm water in one bowl and in another bowl mix just the flour and water. If you set these aside for 30 - 45 minutes the children will be able to see a difference in the two.
You could spend time discussing with the children important points like:
- the kingdom Jesus talked about was very different from any other kingdom
- when you mix the flour and yeast together you can't separate them
- something so small (the yeast) can make a huge difference in the dough
.... or you could just launch right in, which is what we did!
|I used clear glass bowls so that each child could have his or her own and so that we could see the air pockets more easily later.|
|Not for eating! But feel free to smell :)|