Adult Object Lesson: Signs of Christmas
Poinsettias are already for sale. What a perfect object lesson to go with the parable of the fig tree!
You know summer is coming when the fig tree sprouts. You know the celebration of Jesus’ birth is coming when you see poinsettias for sale in the grocery store. Talk about the other signs of Christmas—TV and radio ads using Christmas music to grab your attention, charity solicitations in the mail, and your neighbors Christmas lights brightening your lawn in the evening.
Talk about the prophecies in Jeremiah and the sentiments of the psalmist—how the signs bring both hope and anxiety.