Trinity and Water

Text: Joh. 7:38

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

Question in beginning of lesson: What comes to mind when you think about water?

Question at the end of lesson: Can you now also associate God living within us the next time you think about water?

The concept of the Trinity can be explained by the 3 forms of water: Ice, Water and Steam.

Even though ice, water and steam don’t look of feel the same they are all the same element: water (H2O).

Just as we cannot live without water, we also cannot live without God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

 

Facts about water:

  1. Roughly 70% of the human body consists of water.
  2. 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  3.  Water boils at 100ºC (at sea level).
  4.  Water freezes at 0ºC.
  5.  A human can live without food for a month but only for a week without water.
  6. Ice weighs 9% lighter than water, that’s why ice floats in a glass of water.

 

Class Discussion:

  1. Of how many stories in the Bible can you think that include water? Here are a few:
  • Creation – the Spirit of God glided of the waters
  • Noah and the Ark – God used water to cleanse the earth
  • Ten plagues – water was turned to blood
  • Jesus turned water into wine
  • Jesus was baptized with water

2. How are we baptized?

  • With water
  • In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

Activity: Origami boat

(http://www.origami-instructions.com/easy-origami-boat.html)

 

1. Take a square piece of paper and fold diagonally to form a triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2. Fold one corner of the triangle upwards
3. Fold the new triangle downwards on the same fold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Fold the bottom corner upwards so it is in between the sides of the boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.The top of the boat (cabin) is a triangle; it can be torn or cut to form a square cabin.
6.Fold the boat slightly more open so it can stand on its own

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.Decorate your boat

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