Evangelism Shift


John 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

Plant a seed of good news this Christmas!

If you are having people over this Christmas you should stock up on candy canes. They might come in handy if you want to share the Gospel in a way that relates to the festive season and is easy to understand. Children especially will love it.

Tradition tells us that the candy cane’s shape as a “J” should remind us of Jesus and when flipped around remind us of a shepherd’s staff and how Jesus is our shepherd and we are his sheep. The white colour of the candy cane stands for purity. The large red stripe reminds us of his blood which he shed for our sins to make us pure before God while the 3 small stripes represent the trinity. Talk about a great way to get to the gospel from something that will most likely be a decoration in your house!

People love presents and stories at Christmas. So why not share the story of how Jesus loves us and give your guests a present at the same time. Share the candy cane story with the kids and the parents will get it too. Who knows? A candy cane might be all that someone needs this Christmas!


What do you think of this idea? Do you think it’s a bit too cheesy for you or do you think that it might actually work? Will you buy some candy cane for a work party? Or family get together? Will you share the story with them?

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