Come with me on a journey to the faraway land of Egg-cuador, a beautiful and where dozens of eggs lived their simple lives much like we do, except they rolled everywhere they went. But a dark shadow hung over Egg-cuador – the curse of the hammer of death which ended each egg’s life sooner or later with a sudden ker-smash. Some eggs insisted there was a secret way to avoid the curse of the hammer of death, by hiding under the silver shield of indestructibleness. But most eggs tried to not think of the hammer at all. For example this is Mr
Egg-nostic. He wasn’t really sure there was a hammer, but one day when he was walking in the park, he saw a T-shaped shadow come over him. He tried to run, but it was too late. His egg-sistence… was over. This was the strongest egg of all – Arnold
Schwartzen-Egg-er. He wasn’t afraid of anything so he actually went to find the
hammer, and sure enough he did. So with a mighty cry he rushed at the hammer! Turns out he wasn’t so indestructible
after all – he was quite egg-spendable. This is Mrs. Over-Easy. She liked the finer things in life – a luxury car, hulu plus, 6000-count cotton sheets. One night she pulled those sheets over her head, and … Her sleep was egg-stended indefinitely. Now here we have the smartest of all the eggs – Albert EGGstein. He wasn’t afraid of the hammer, because he trusted in his great learning and knowledge to save him. In fact, he was right in the middle of reading a book titled “Hammer Myths and Other Silly Religions” when…. Apparently there are some truths that egg-ceed even Eggstein’s IQ. And look at this guy, all decked out. This is Mr. EGGciting. He had lots and lots of friends and went from party to party dancing like this… One day, doing his favorite dance
move, the sprinkler… And finally we have EGGbert. Eggbert realized that egg shells are not very strong, and no match for a hammer. So he searched and found the Silver Shield of Indestructibleness. When the hammer came for him, he took shelter inside and… Okay, Bob, do you see the point of that story?
Yes, look out for hammers! No!
Go to Egg-cuador.
Eat scrambled eggs. No, the point is, Jesus is our Silver Shield of Indestructibleness.
Say what? Well, we all live under a curse, too, but it’s not the curse of the hammer of death, it’s the curse of sin.
Oh, sin is the bad things we do, lying, disobeying our parents, being mean to other dragons, Yeah, and the Bible says, “When you sin, the pay you get is death.” That’s spiritual death, or being separated from God forever.
Ooh, that’s bad. But, there is good news…
There is? We don’t have to be separated from God? Nope, the rest of the verse says, “But God gives you the gift of eternal life. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.” What has Jesus done?
Well, remember it’s our sin that separates us from God, so Jesus died on the cross and got in trouble for all of our sins, so that we wouldn’t have to get in trouble for them. Believing in Jesus washes those sins away, so that nothing can keep us apart from God. That’s eggs-citing. Get it?
Yes, I get it.
I got it! The curse of the hammer… That failed. So he searched and found the…So he searched and found the silver shield of instructibleness. Off-camera voice: Indestructibleness. So should I do it again? So he searched and found the…Okay, can I do it again? So he searched and found the silver shield of indestructiblenes, okay. So he searched and found the… okay… so he searched and found the silver shield of indestructiblenes. (cheering) I don’t want it to get all over me! He’s strong! Hi, I’m Captain Curt.
And I’m Bob. Wait – what? Next we have the smartest of all the eggs – Albert EGGstein. He wasn’t afraid of the hammer, because he trusted his own learning and knowledge to save him. In fact, he was right in the middle of reading a book titled “Hammer Myths and Other Silly Religions” when…. Wham! Apparently there are some truths that even egg-ceed even Eggstein’s IQ. Today I want to tell you a story about an egg.
This one. Where is it, Bob?
I swallowed it. Today I want to tell you a story about an egg.
This one. How’d you do that?
Hahaha! Bob, stop it. (crash)
He did it. Hey, If you’d like to download this video to use at your church, just go to childrenschurch.net/Egg. Enter your email and I’ll send you a link to download the video, it’s free, and you’re welcome to use it in your classes. There’s even different versions, with different run times, to fit into your lesson plan. That’s childrenschurch.Vet/Egg
Dot vet, like veterinarian, that’s what I said. No, dot NET.
Oh, like a netrinarian. That’s not a thing! Oh, and if you’re going to share this video with your class, you should really check out the whole lesson — it’s written by one of my heroes, the Kidologist, Karl Bastian, and you can find it on his website, kidology.org. Go to kidology.org/foretoldlesson.
Yes, kidology.org/your-old-lesson. You’re not helping.