Family Activity

The Family Mulch Pile

"I am the vine and you are the branches." Jesus used a plant analogy to teach us about life with him and life away from him.

Do you have a lawn that needs mowing or bushes that need trimming? Do yard or garden work with your family members. Then, take the trimming and create a small mulch pile. Take you family members to the pile a few days or a week later. What happened to the trimming in the pile? How do they compare with lawn or the branches that still remain on the bushes? After the comparison, share John 15:5-8. Stress that our hearts, like the branches of the bushes, would die if we cut our hearts off from Jesus.