Sunday, November 20, 2011

Marty Mouse Goes To Church

Our youth pastor spoke about how God has chosen us before the creation of the world to be His adopted children with the help of Marty, his mouse.   Ephesians 1:4-5 says:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love; Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

I loved his object lesson and having the mouse up there next to him as he preached helped keep our attention.  The mouse was cute and very active, walking around his cage and spinning on his little wheel.  Gerard was impressed that he actually went to buy a mouse to assist with his sermon.

The fancy mice cost $15 but the feeder mice only $5.  The feeder mice are sold for the purpose of feeding them to snakes.  So, the pastor chose Marty Mouse, a feeder mouse that was on its way to being snake food.
  • He bought the mouse, saving it from destruction just like God bought us with the blood of His only Son, Jesus to save us from destruction. 
  • He brought the mouse home and gave it everything it needed:  a cage, food, an exercise wheel, just like God gives us what we need. 
  • The mouse became part of their family very quickly.  His girls loved that mouse!  They think it is very cute and like to watch it just like God wants to make us part of His family when we "choose Him back" by receiving Jesus as our Savior, accepting God's gift of forgiveness and eternal life.  God watches over us too and loves us very much. 
  • Just like the cage has boundaries for the mouse's own good-to protect it from their two cats getting to it, God gives his children boundaries found in the Holy Bible too so we can have the best life possible and don't fall into Satan's traps. 

Sorry, I didn't get a picture of the mouse for you but you can actually listen to the whole message online at

Source:  My sermon notes from Oct. 30, 2011 at Parma Heights Baptist Church.  Image source:

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Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Nice object lesson. (Of course, we used to have a pet snake...)

magiceye said...

that was so nice....

Woof woof
from Bozo
Pets forever

Mike Golch said...

fantanstic lesson.

Rebecca Mecomber said...

Well, that's pretty interesting, using a mouse.

I like the lesson. :)

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