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Hi All: This most likely has been thought of before, but I thought I'd post it anyway as an original idea.

When I was at the Abbott's Magic showroom in Colon last Saturday, I picked up the "Magic Tea Kettle" www.AbbottMagic.com This is a very common children's effect sold by many dealers.

This tea kettle would be an another easy way to illustrate the colors of "The Good News Bracelet"- commonly used at many Vacation Bible Schools to explain the Gospel to kids in an easy to remember format. Just Google "The Good News Bracelet" or "The Gospel Bracelet" for a review of the colors used to explain the Gospel: usually black, red, white, green and gold (some have blue as well).

So after pouring out the different colors out of the same kettle, I will probably pull out a large "Jesus"/Laflin production silk out of the kettle (it has a very roomy load chamber). Be sure to get liquid food coloring as gel or solid paste coloring will not work.
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Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.) have "The Wordless Book" with those colours. (They also have an 'illustrated' 'Wordless Book'...
Well worth looking up "Child Evangelism Fellowship" https://www.cefonline.com/freedemos/wordlessbook/ for in depth 'patter'
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Thank you Magic Bus. I am always looking for a fun story for younger audiences. I love the Kettle illusion and have used it quite a bit in a similar fashion. I just wanted to share a fun way to dress up the prop and add more color and fun: A great choice for a stage prop for me was to buy a decorative enameled kettle. I use one with a Cow pattern and it lends to many punny jokes! You may also chose a chicken, giraffe, elephant, duck, bee hive or many other styles of enameled whistling tea kettles. Just use a search engine. They can be found at most big box stores as well. To make the device work all you need is a 24oz. clear "Solo" cup and some water proof silicone adhesive. You an figure out the rest! I call my kettle a "Whole Steam" kettle (Holstein) I use it to pour out a "spot" of tea. I use the magic word, "COW a bunga". I "Moooooove" the glasses around on the table. It can be used for "Ooooohlonghorn" tea! Lots of fun before I get to the serious gospel message. I use the traditional colors you describe above then take out all of the silks and pour out clear water for "Water of Life."
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This is what I use the tea kettle for the following routine. 23rd Psalm
The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want. (Pour clear water into the color free glass.) He is the source of all my needs. Food, money, water..........

(Pull out the green silk and wrap it around the stem of the glass with the blue food coloring in it. Put the lid back on and pour the water into the glass.) He maketh me lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me besides the still waters.

(Pull out the red silk and pour the water into the glass with the red food coloring in it.)He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. He is my Lord, my Savior and He comforts me.

(Pull out the black silk, put the lid back on and pour out water into the glass with the dark food coloring in it.) Yea though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff comfort me. The Bible says we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. We don’t stop in it, we don’t get stuck in it, we go through it and out the other side. So no matter how bad the situation seems to be, we will get through it and God will be with us the entire time. We can rest on Him throughout the situation.

(Pull out the yellow silk and pour the water into the glass with the yellow food coloring in it.) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointed my head with oil: my cup runneth over. Traditionally the honored guest at a banquet is anointed with oil. God does that for us. We are His honored guests.

(Pick up the first glass with the clear water in it.) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Pour out clear water) God is holy and pure and His love and kindness will be with you and me forever.
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The magic tea kettle has been part of my show and lecture for many many years. back in 2005 I was invited to perform and lecture at the FCM convention.
during my "got Gospel Ideas" lecture I performed my routine and shared the workings.

i am actually working on a few ideas to try to put out a new DVD with all my Gospel and testimony magic effects. still praying and trusting the lord as to how to proceed.

indeed this is the perfect example of a secular trick that meshes perfectly with a gospel presentation.

sam sandler- America's only full-time DEAF Illusionist
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