Object Lesson: Different Containers, Same Contents (1 Samuel 16:7) God Looks at the Heart

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There are many wonderful illustrations, conversations, and activities that address how outer appearance is not as important as what lies in the heart. Between racial difference discussions, equality emphasizing, and body image talks, students will no doubt be exposed to the “don’t judge a book by its cover” maxim so much it might seem trite […]

Balloon & Rocks Object Lesson: The Weight of Sin (Romans 3:23)

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Ready for another cool object lesson? With Passover and Easter so close it is a great time to teach kids about the weight of sin and how it affects the soul. Kids hear us say, “Jesus saves us,” but do they know from what? This balloon object lesson is ideal for demonstrating how sin weighs […]

Carry My Rocks Object Lesson about Sin (1 Peter 2:24)

Carry My Rocks Object Lesson about Sin (1 Peter 2:34)

This is a variation on an old object lesson I taught. This teaching shows kids that only Christ can carry their sins. It’s especially effective for teaching when talking about what happened on the cross. You’ll have to gather a few supplies but you’ll love this object lesson so much that you should probably record it […]

Using My Talents Object Lesson (1 Peter 4:10-11)

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The New Testament features more than one parable about talents but this particular lesson focuses on talents being gifts. It may be a while before the children in your class or church step into ministry but it’s never too early to start thinking about how to use those God-given talents for kingdom service. This object […]

“Dirty Water” Bible Object Lesson – 2 Timothy 2:22

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Seen any music videos recently or tuned into the Disney Channel after dark? If so you might feel as if you’ve stepped into an alternate universe where purity, even amongst our children, is no longer a welcomed value. I won’t hop on my soapbox today and expound on the dangerous path our culture has taken […]

All My Heart Object Lesson – Matthew 22:37-39

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One of the most “fun” collection of verses in the bible is Matthew 22:37-39. You know how it goes, “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your […]

High Jump Object Lesson – Psalm 18:33

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Forget super heroes! Once kids discover what God can do, they’ll realize that they are “super” too–thanks to Him. Looking for an object lesson that will teach kids that God can and will enable us to do things we never thought we could? This one will do the trick! All you need is a yardstick, […]

I Know the Plans I Have For You Object Lesson – Jeremiah 29:11

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God has a great big, wonderful plan for each child in your ministry and you too, of course! Why not teach them while they are young that each life has a special purpose designed by God. Teach kids this object lesson and you might spark a whole new way of thinking about life. It’s humbling […]