Pumpkin Carving with Bible Verses

Here is a creative way to use the pumpkin carving process as an analogy to what God does in the lives of believers. Bible verses and coloring pages are included!
Pumpkin Carving with Verses and Coloring Pages

How do you choose your pumpkin for Halloween? Do you know that God chose you to be his very own?

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight” (Ephesians 1:4).

On the outside, our pumpkin might look strong and beautiful. But, after cutting off the top, we look inside and see that it is full of slimy gunk. Similarly, on the outside, we may look good, but God can see inside our heart:

“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart: (1 Samuel 16:7b),

All of us have “gunk” inside. The Bible tells us:

“There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10).

As we remove the inside of the pumpkin, we learn good news. God can make us clean on the inside! The Bible teaches:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

As we carve a happy face on the pumpkin, we are reminded of the joy that God gives us. The Bible says:

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy” (1 Peter 1:8).

As we place a candle or a light inside the pumpkin, we are reminded that Jesus doesn’t want to leave us empty inside, he wants to fill our hearts with his love and his light:

 “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts” (2 Corinthians 4:6a).

And remember, we need to let our light shine for others to see:

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

You can click on the image below to link to the Pumpkin Carving Coloring Pages that correspond with this activity!
Pumpkin Carving Coloring Pages
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