The Main Point:
Mentos - The Freshmaker (Being Born New)
The Object Lesson:
Mentos and Soda
You can see a video of us doing this here
When mentos enter a soda it is spectacular. All watching before are bored and ignoring the bottle while it sits and does nothing, but as it explodes from the candies being added everyone is in awe of the difference.
God entering our lives is the same.
Corinthians 5:17English Standard Version (ESV)Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Nicodemus (John 3)
We read about a man who had high standings in the Israelite community who wished to see Jesus. He did so in the cover of night to learn more. Jesus explained how he needed to be 'Born again' in order to understand... to be saved. This did not mean to be again born from your mommy, but instead Jesus mean spiritually we all need to be born again. We need to die to the old sinful things of our past and look forward to the righteous things He has for us instead!