Prep and Leadership:
Cover the display table with the white table cloth. Place instruction sheets into page protectors and place a reminder label at the bottom right of the page protector. Place large bowl and prayer station instructions in the front center of the table. Fill the bowl with the prepackaged M&Ms. Using the display picture provided arrange the variety of glass containers filled with candy around
- Mini Packets of M&M
- Table and Table Cloth
- Station Sign
- Copies of prayer station instructions
Prayer Station Instructions:
Christians are a lot like M&Ms!
1) M&Ms are marked with an “m”.
First of all, Christians are marked or sealed with the Holy Spirit of God. But we are also marked for a purpose and focus. We’re marked for ministry!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on
Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
2) M&Ms come in a variety of colors.
Just as M&Ms are all different looking on the outside with their various colors, so God has created us each unique and different. Although we are all called to ministry, we each are uniquely gifted, have different backgrounds, different personalities, etc.
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Think about it, we vary in our colors too:
Some are RED – they are red hot and bold, competitive.
Some are BLUE – calm, dependable, solid.
Some are YELLOW – friendly, positive, creative, encouraging.
Some are GREEN – analytical, organized, practical, decisive.
Some are ORANGE – assertive, outgoing, assertive.
Some are BROWN – warm, inviting, trustworthy, wholesome.
Praise God for the qualities that he highlights in you. Listen for His guidance in how those talents will further His kingdom. Ask how He will pair your talents with the gifts of others.
3) M&Ms are filled with chocolate – the best part!
Christians are filled with God’s love! Like an M&M, although we may all look different, we are all
created to be filled. M&Ms are filled with chocolate – yum! We are made to be filled with God’s love – even better! Without the chocolate an M&M is just a fragile shell with really no taste. Even so, we, without God’s love, are fragile and empty too.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one
another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:9-16
Also, because of how M&Ms are made, they are easily shared with others. God’s love is made to be shared through sharing the Gospel – the Good News of Jesus Christ! Ask God to help you be bold in your daily living, sharing the Gospel in your actions and words.
Printable Downloads: M&M Activity Instructions-2