This summer our youth group has been going through a series on food. Each week we have taken a passage from the Bible about food and worked our way through it, serving up the applications (pun intended).

This week we deviated slightly. We still used food but we did not use a specific passage.

I had a loaf of bread with me. It wasn’t just any loaf of bread though. It was about two weeks old and moldy!

I started off by asking a few questions…

Question 1: What happens when you expose a loaf of bread to air?

Answer: It becomes stale and eventually becomes moldy.

Question 2: Where does the mold come from?

Answer 2: As near as I know, it is an interaction between the bacteria, already present in the bread, and the air.

Question 3: What are the spiritual implications?

Answer 3: When Christians get exposed to the world (air) we can become stale. When that happens we become hardened or calloused. That can eventually lead to mold. The mold, our sinful nature, is already present. It just needs the air to interact with.

Can you think of other implications?

How about applications?

If you’d like to see how we unpacked the rest of the evening let me know. I just wanted to set the table for you and whet your appetite!