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"Meaning of the Candy Cane" Bible Lesson

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November 29th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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These are little lessons I guess about Christmas things that we may not think has any Christian value but they actually do. I will be adding one every couple days. Great lesson for kids.

The candy cane is a beautiful Christmas object lesson with which to share the true meaning of Christmas. Hold up a candy cane and describe it.

Based on observations, everything has something to say about Jesus Christ.

"the white" - Jesus was pure and holy; He was without sin.

Hebrews 4:15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. "

"The white" is also a picture of how God washes our sins away and makes us white as snow when we trust in Jesus as our Saviour.

Isaiah 1:18: ""Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."

"the red stripes" - the red, of course, is a picture of the blood Jesus shed for each of us; the red stripes depict the stripes on His back as He was beaten.

Isaiah 53:5: "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. "

"the hardness of the candy" - the hardness represents that Jesus is our "Rock"; if we build our lives upon Him, they will be secure and lasting

Luke 6:38: "He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. "

Ephesians 2:20: "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone."

1 Peter 2:6: "For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."

"the candy cane's shape" - the candy cane is shaped like a shepherd's staff; the Bible calls Jesus our Good Shepherd who watches over us and cares for us; we are called the sheep of His pasture.

John 10:11: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."

Psalm 100:3: "Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture."

"upside down candy cane" - if you turn the candy cane upside down though, it makes a J for Jesus!

Matthew 1:21: "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

The Candy was invented by a man in Indiana with sole purpose to represent to symbolize Jesus.
Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane, a meaningless decoration now to be seen at Christmas time. But the truth is that there is still meaning to those who "have eyes to see and ears to hear".

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November 29th, 2010, 11:14 AM
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I didn't know that. It's very interesting indeed!

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November 29th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I just told my kids about this a few days ago, and even hubby was fascinated.
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I remember that from when I was teaching Sunday school.
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Never knew that here either... COOL!!!

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December 21st, 2010, 03:47 PM
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for those who havent seen it!

Thank you JMC1988 for the beautiful siggy!

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