Salt - More Than Flavor
Opening Prayer: Pray to our gracious God to open up our hearts and minds to the lessons taught through His Word to those He called to be the Salt of the Earth.
Memory Verse: Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. Psalm 16:1
Bible Reading : Colossians 4:5-6
5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Follow Up Lesson Activity ( Results will be ready at next week's lesson ):
Salt, water, plates needed.
1Have the children mix together some salt into water until the salt cannot be seen.
2. Set the plate in a warm dry place. Next week ask the children what is left on the plate?
3. Talk about this and talk about how both God preserves His children and how we are called to the salt of the earth.
Read Aloud Poetry
More Than Flavor
Long ago, salts were used to preserve
Meats that were served
At a table gathered
With friends and loved ones.
Salts can add flavor to foods that are plain
And-a little is enough and just right
To change a bland meal
Into a feast of delight.
Weary travelers may carry salt
For a different reason- as salt
Is not only used to
Flavor and season
But after walking from place to place
Certain salts added to water can
Bring comfort and healing
To achy feet that are
Red, sore and peeling.
We can swim in a salty sea
Under the gold sun joyfully
Reflecting on the words of Jesus
Where He taught others to become
Fishers of men --wonderful
Scriptural lessons we love to
Hear ...again and again.
Salt is here to stay,
As are the Words of Jesus.
Those who believe
And experienced new birth –
By the eternal goodness
Of God who called us to be
The salt of the earth.
Julie Pisacane © 2011
Forward! Be Our Watchword
Forward! Flock of Jesus, salt of all the earth,
Till each yearning purpose spring to glorious birth:
Sick, they ask for healing; blind, they grope for day;
Pour upon the nations wisdom’s loving ray.
Forward, out of error, leave behind the night;
Forward through the darkness, forward into light!
Glories upon glories hath our God prepared,
By the souls that love Him one day to be shared;
Eye hath not beheld them, ear hath never heard;
Nor of these hath uttered thought or speech a word;
Forward, marching eastward, where the heaven is bright,
Till the veil be lifted, till our faith be sight.
Before the lesson closes - ask the children about the different uses of salt and talk to them about today's Bible reading from Colossians and how it relates to our Christian faith.
Close with prayer and may our gracious God
Richly bless all of you.