The flowers are popping with color and these perky blooms make the perfect object lesson. Before class, tip toe through the tulips in your backyard (pun intended) or stop by a grocery store for an inexpensive bouquet. Object lessons with flowers allow kids to “smell” and “see” the Bible come to life. Have enough flowers to send a bloom home with each child at the end of class. What a great take home gift!
The Sweet, Fragrant Life
“For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” (2 Cor. 2:15)
Place the flowers in a vase of water to keep them fresh. Talk about the verse and describe what the fragrance of Christ must smell like. Let kids come smell the flowers and ask them to describe it. Talk about having a sweet, fragrant life that God loves.
Life with Christ
“and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:2)
For this object lesson with flowers, you need a bouquet of different colored blooms. Talk about how different each flower is but how each has their own fragrance. Like Christ, we need to walk in love, like Jesus so each of us individually can offer ourselves as a fragrant offering.
Find the Real Flowers
“And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men.” (Isaiah 29:13)
For this object lesson, you need a bouquet of live flowers and one of fake flowers. Place them on a table in vases and ask the students to tell you which is real, which is fake and are they both real (or fake)? Talk about the Isaiah verse listed above. Tell kids that God can see us as we really are. Others might see beautiful flowers but truthfully, sometimes flowers look real but they are not. Let kids sniff both bouquets and tell you which ones are real.
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