Follow the suggestions I made for Day 1 here. (Adult help is needed for frying.)
1-C flour, 1/2-C water, one TBL oil, pancake mix, frying pan
Mix the flour, water, and oil into a batter. (This will be called our non-pancake mix. We will use the real pancake mix later on.) Pour 2 small non-pancakes per person and fry in a nonstick pan.
Next, fix the real pancake mix.
Give each person two of the small non-pancakes. On one, let each person cover the non-pancake with as much salt from the jar as they would like. Now for the taste test. After they taste both of the small non-pancakes, explain that one has no salt, while the other has too much. Finally, let them have the good pancakes with all the trimmings.
You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. Matthew 4:19
How did you like the salt-less pancakes? Were they tasteless? How did you like the pancakes with too much salt? Could you even eat them?
Before Jesus came, many people were like the pancakes without salt. They did not know how to lead a victorious life. The Bible says that those without God’s truth are without any taste. We could eat food without taste and it would help us live, but it would be hard to eat it every day. Christians that don’t apply God’s truth, even though they know it, may go to heaven but will not enjoy life on earth as much.
The pancakes with too much salt remind us of how we can become too busy doing good things for God, but they are things God never wanted us to do. Doing anything apart from God can leave a bad taste of disappointment and frustration.
With the saving grace of Jesus, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and God’s truth, we are the good pancakes, enough balance of all the right ingredients.
Memory Verse: Try to memorize Matthew 4:19.
Father, help us to devote ourselves to prayer, have a thankful heart, and be bold to proclaim the Gospel. Let our conversations be full of grace yet seasoned with salt, so that we may know how to answer everyone. (based on Colossians 4:2-6)