How to explain the Godhead using an apple

Posted: October 24, 2014 in Bible Learning Fun
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So far this week, I’ve shared some fun Apple Math ideas and Apple Snack ideas, and today I want to share an apple-related Bible lesson on the Trinity. (Please note that this post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure here.)

The concept of three Persons in one God can can be difficult to understand, even for adults. How in the world do you explain it to a young child?

The answer: Read them this book!

It’s the best book for children I’ve ever seen on this subject.

3 in 1: A Picture of God does a great job of explaining what tends to be a tricky concept for all of us, and the best part is that once you read it, you can go back and review the subject every time you cut open an apple! The skin, flesh, and core (together, ONE apple) will always remind your child (and you!) that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are ONE God serving different functions.

Of course, the moment we finished the book, we pulled out an apple and cut it in half to examine the different parts.

parts of apple

We reviewed the function of each part, and then I had her tell me how God is like an apple and how the different Persons of the Godhead function in our lives.


Do you know of an effective way to explain the Godhead? Please share any you’ve used with success in the comments section below.

Update: You might also want to check out three more posts in this series: Apple Science, Ten Apples Up on Top, and Apple Wrap-up.

Enjoy learning together!

  1. Janice Hahn says:

    Another way I’ve heard it explained (which would also be one a child could comprehend) is the different forms of water — liquid, steam, and ice.

  2. whyamysmiles says:

    Yes, I forgot about that one! I’ve also heard of using the three parts of an egg (yoke, white, shell), which is similar to the apple example. Thanks for the reminder!

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