Picking-Nits
by Steve Case

Provide each student with one M&M. Explain that the assignment is to peel the candy shell from the chocolate. (You can also do this with Hostess Ho Hos, but M&Ms are better.) Use this activity to start a discussion on how most of us focus way too much on the little, nitpicky rules of society. Talk about how the Pharisees knew every word of the entire book or Leviticus (613 commandments), yet many of them missed the point. Jesus summed up all 613 commandments with two overarching principles: Love God; Love each other.

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