Trinity Muffin Bread 

A Food Devotion to Explain the Trinity to Children |by Elizabeth Nielsen

What you need
Biscuit mix, cinnamon sugar in bowls, muffin pan, paper cupcake liners.

What you do
Make the biscuit mix according to the recipe, or package directions. (Alternately, cut bread stick dough into 1" sections and give each child 3 sections.) Give each child a paper cupcake liner, and three small clumps of dough. As the teacher explains the parts of the Trinity, have each of the children roll their dough into three, one inch balls. Roll the balls of dough into the cinnamon sugar and place them into the paper liner. Bake according to the recipe or package directions. 

When the muffins are finished baking, the "three balls of dough become one." 

For very young children (1-4 years), say, 
"God is three in one. He is God the Father." 
(Hold up one finger.) 
"He is God the Son, Jesus." 
(Hold up two fingers.) 
"He is God the Spirit." 
(Hold up three fingers.)

For older children say, the Bible says:

God the Father: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning" (John 1:1-2). Genesis 1:26 says, "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness..."

God the Son: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us" (John 1:14). "Jesus answered, 'Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father'" (John 14:9).

God the Spirit: "And I (Jesus) will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- the Spirit of truth... But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth" (John 14:16-17, 16:13).

Copyright 2002 Elizabeth Nielsen

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