The most effective way to learn anything is to involve as many of the senses as possible. The following activity involves sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. All five senses can contribute to understanding that Jesus is the Bread from heaven.
God gave Israel an activity to do once
a year for seven days in the spring-to make and eat unleavened bread.
The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians used the eating of unleavened bread to illustrate the need to remove sin from our lives.
I Corinthians 5:6-8
Touch and Hearing
The mixing and baking of the dough should be done as quickly as possible. The Israelites had to leave Egypt so quickly they did not have time to add yeast.
The speed can represent the need to immediately put aside a sin once it is recognized. An example could be anger at someone.
Ephesians 4:26 and James 1:20 (I Corinthians 6:18-20 could be used with adults and teens.)
Utensils: large cookie sheet, mixing bowl,
measuring cups-1 dry, 1 wet, and a table fork.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cool on rack before breaking and eating.
(This is not as long and complicated as the directions.)
While the bread is cooling continue with the lesson.
|Smell and Hearing
The smell of the bread baking can remind us of how pleasant it is to God when we ask him for forgiveness.
Luke 15:10 and Leviticus 6:15.
(Take turns reading the scriptures so that
every one is involved.)
Sight and Hearing
When the flat bread is removed from the oven, we can see that it is not puffed up with air. This reminds us of our need to be humble, genuine, and truthful with our heavenly Father. It also reminds us knowledge without love only puffs up our vanity. Like a leavened cake, it tastes sweet but doesnít nourish like bread.
I Corinthians 5:8 and I Corinthians 8:1-3
Taste and Hearing
After the bread has cooled, we can break
it into smaller pieces to eat. This reminds us of several lessons: