The Gospel of the Three Little Pigs!

Gospel of the Three Little Pigs

1Ti 6:19  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
1Ti 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Wisdom is watching how you build

1Co 3:12-13  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;  (13)  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every
1Co 3:12-13 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every

Once Upon a Time

In an imaginary land and in a make believe time there was a wise mother pig who had three little pigs. All little pigs love to dance and play, and these piglets were no different. However, there came a time when Mama Pig knew her children must learn to take care of themselves, if they were going to survive the Big Bad Wolf. So, she kissed her kids and warned them of the crafty and evil big bad wolf. She said, “The wolf is more than a roar – He wants to eat you! Now be careful how you build your home.” So the little pigs set out to make their own way.

The first little pig was a little lazy.  He did not like to work at all.  He chose the easiest stuff to build his house.  He bummed straw from a neighbor, and quickly threw up a straw house.  As he built his home, he danced and played and sang, …

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The big bad wolf?

I ain’t  afraid of the big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The second little pig was also a little lazy.  He loved to dance and play.  He met a neighbor who had sticks and asked him for the sticks.  He took the sticks and quickly made his home of sticks.  He also sang: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The big bad wolf?

I ain’t  afraid of the big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The Wise Little Pig

The third little pig was very serious about his home, and he wanted it to last.  He did not want to take a chance with the big bad wolf.  So, he sought out a friend who had many bricks.  He told his friend about the wolf and about how he wanted to build a strong house with foundations for the future.  His buddy gave him the bricks, and the little pig began to build.  He sang his song and dance:

The wise pig builds his house with brick

The wise pig builds his house with brick

The wise pig builds his house with brick

And the house with brick stands strong

Then, out of nowhere, comes the hungry big bad wolf.  He drools for a little pig sandwich. 

The big, bad wolf went to the first little pig's house and knocked on the door. "Little pig, little pig, let me in," he said.

The little pig answered, "Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."

"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in," cried the wolf.

The first little pig's house of straw was not very well-built, so the wolf easily blew it down and the little pig ran to safety at the second little pig's house.

The wolf went to the second little pig's house and knocked on the door. "Little pig, little pig, let me in."

The little pig answers, "Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."

"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in," replies the wolf.

The second little pig's house of sticks was not very sturdy, so the wolf blew it down and the two little pigs ran to their brother's house.

The wolf went to the third little pig's house and knocked on the door. "Little pig, little pig, let me in."

The little pig answers, "Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."

"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in," responds the wolf.

No matter how hard he tried, the wolf could not blow the brick house down! The wolf then tried to go down the chimney, but the three little pigs had a pan of boiling hot water. "Yeow!" cried the wolf.

Having outsmarted the big, bad wolf, the three little pigs begin to sing:

The wise pig builds his house with brick

The wise pig builds his house with brick

The wise pig builds his house with brick

And the house with brick stands strong

We ain’t  afraid of the big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

The big bad wolf

Because the house with brick stands strong

Build on the Rock (Christ)

Luk 6:48  He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luk 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

The Gospel of the Story

“Laying up in store a good foundation against the time to come “ 1 Timothy 6:19).

Are you a “wise little pig?” On what stuff do you place the highest value? Do you set store mostly on wealth? or on health? or on Character ? or on Pleasures? or on things like “straw” or “sticks?”  Give me your answer and I can soon tell you what kind of “little pig” you are!

Being a real Christian is the living out of a standard of absolute values. Every point of value is like that “brick.” It contradicts the world’s estimates of worth. The simple bits and pieces of life are valued lightly by most, and most of the most is temporal. The unseen things, love, faith, hope and prayer, alone are eternal. They are the “bricks” by which we build our life’s house.

The chief Brick is Christ, Himself.  Upon Him, we add the virtues of the Spirit of our Savior.  The end result is a house that will stand through every assault of the devil!

This house affords a good foundation for faith. But here there must be no jerry-building. Many things in our lives are like wood and straw, they will not last. However, we must build “against the time to come.” Our foundations must last on to maturity and to Death. Our life must be built upon the “rock”, which is Christ.  It must be built with Christian virtues, and cemented by Christian faith and love. Here lies our hope; and here our future wealth.

Three Little Pigs - A Children's Sermon

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ehern33 6 years ago

Amen! Some of us still need to be reminded of the merits of this story.


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Melody Lagrimas 6 years ago from Philippines

Amen! A very nice presentation of the gospel.


Joyce Wyatt 6 years ago

What better way for the story of the 3 little pigs to come alive again than thru the gospel. Well done!


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Pastor_Walt 6 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee Author

Thank you all for the comments.


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pjk_artist 6 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

This hub is not at all similar to my hub http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Three-...


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

three little pigs huh? Maybe that's why I don't eat so much bacon anymore -respect for my fellow pigs. Pray that I'll be a wise pig and build a solid house.


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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

Folk tales such as TLPs are a good example of how morals can be taught without any religious guilt trip.


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Aladdins Cave 15 months ago from Melbourne, Australia

A great way to get children to read about Jesus

Thank you

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Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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that's Australia I'm taking about, NOT DOWNUNDER you know where :)

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