Temptation

Elevate Parents, We discussed how temptation is part of our everyday life. (Many age appropriate examples were discussed.) We can USE the armor of God to keep us from getting "sucked in" and doing what we know isn't right or doing something that we know God would not want. The object lesson, as seen in picture, really grabbed the kids' attention and helped stress the focus of our lesson. The burning paper in the glass bottle sucked the water balloon right into the bottle. The only way we could get the balloon out was to insert the straw and then pull the balloon. Eyes were huge and they begged me to do it again. Object Lesson explanation: The balloon represents you and me. The fire and pressure on the inside of that bottle are like the literal pressure and temptation we encounter each day of our lives. And the straw is God, always and forever providing a way out.