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What do Apples have to do with the Kingdom of God?

Submitted by Macka on Sat, 04/30/2022 - 16:02

Ask “How many apples can you get out of just one apple?” and show them an apple.

Most people don’t really know or have a really poor go at a guess.

  • Then ask them “How many apples to you think was on the tree that this apple came from?”
  • Then prompt them for another go at the question. Most work out how many seeds they think are in the apple and guess that they could have that many trees.

After a reasonable time prompt them in this line of thought:

Why is the Kingdom of God like a pumpkin?

Submitted by Macka on Fri, 04/29/2022 - 22:35

(Inspired by Stan the man and Nat)

Pumpkins are a wholesome staple food in many parts of the world. They are so versatile as they can be used in everything from scones to stir fries or even dips but that is not what makes a pumpkin a hero of this story.  Did you know that the Kingdom of Heaven can be like a pumpkin?

Is that an apple tree?

Submitted by Macka on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 02:49

Stan, a good friend, and I were walking in the garden the other day.  He asked “is that an apple tree?” and pointed to a tree that was about 600 mm (2 ft) tall .  It was jam packed with fruit (over twenty) . I told him that it was a fairly young apple tree.  He was amazed at the amount of fruit on it and asked me how it had so many apples on it?  Was it a special type of apple tree?