OBJECT LESSONS

 

OBJECT LESSONS

 

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

JESUS TOOK THE NAILS

GOSPEL IN A NUTSHELL

APE-MAN CHART

EVOLUTION ICON?

WHICH IS DIFFERENT?

 


 

HERE ARE A NUMBER OF OBJECT LESSONS
WHICH CAN BE USED WITH CHILDREN OR YOUNG ADULTS

Perfect for keeping kids engaged and getting a Bible lesson across!

Because they are fun, kids will remember the Object.
And because they remember the Object, they will remember the Lesson too.

Jesus also used Object Lessons. The Bible calls them Parables.

 


 

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Have the kids read in their Bibles,
Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

This Object Lesson is quite effectively accomplished using
a "Folding Quarter" magic trick.

This trick can be purchased for under $10.00 from
Various "Magic Trick" eBay Stores

Or you can buy it elsewhere. Google it.
(The $10.00 will be well spent
since you can re-use this Object Lesson for years to come)
You will also need a metal washer that can be purchased for under a dollar
in any hardware store. I use one with a 1/2 inch hole.
Just make sure the "Quarter" will go through.

 


 


Show your students the quarter, but don't let them handle it.

Then show them the washer.

Tell the kids,
"I am holding a REAL Quarter."
(The trick is made from a REAL U.S. Quarter, so this IS the truth)

Then ask the kids,
"Do you think I can make this quarter go through the small hole in this washer?"

They will most likely say something like,
"Of course not! Are you stupid or something?!"
You then tell them to watch closely as they will not believe their eyes
at what you are about to do!

You then slowly and carefully fold the quarter
and slide it through the hole in the washer.
The slower you do this, the more dramatic it will be.

After you pass the quarter through the hole,
release the tension
and the quarter will return to looking like a regular quarter.

Then tell the kids, "If God asks you to do something that seems impossible,
TRUST HIM.
Because He will make a way for you to do it!

AND IT MAY BE SOMETHING TOTALLY AMAZING!"

Read Philippians 4:13 again,
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

 

The kids will be very excited and want to see the "Quarter"
so be ready to show it to them.

The Folding Quarter is a REAL U.S. quarter
that has been cut with a very precision tool.
Then a groove has been made around the rim.
A very small rubber band has been placed around the rim in the groove.
This allows the "Quarter" to be folded.
The magic trick mentioned above
comes with extra rubber bands.
You will find this to be a very good thing
because the kids may break the original band
and you don't want them going home thinking they broke your cool Object Lesson!

 

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BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

Have the kids read in their Bibles,
Revelation 21:5
Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."

This Object Lesson is achieved quite successfully using the
"Zig Zag Card Frame" magic trick.

You can purchase this trick for under $10.00 from
Various "Magic Trick" eBay Stores

Or you can buy it elsewhere. Google it.
(The $10.00 will be well spent as you will be able to re-use
this Object Lesson for years to come)

Show your students the playing card.
Let one kid touch the card to see that it is a regular card.
(Choose a kid who will only touch the card
and not try to bend it, tear it, or otherwise destroy it)

Tell the kids,
"This card represents you or me."
(Be ready for some laughter if the card is a queen and you are a man,
or vice versa, if the card is a king or jack and you are a woman)

Place the card into the frame and say,
"As we go through life, many things can happen to us."

After the card is at the bottom of the frame, slide the center section UP, and say,
"Sometimes we get really messed up."

The kids' eyes will now be riveted on the card frame.

Say, "Accidents or drugs or violence can shatter us. But..."

Then start sliding the center section down to the bottom of the frame again.

Continue, "When Jesus comes back to Earth,"

Start sliding the entire card up the frame.

"He will make us NEW again!"

Slide the whole card out of the frame and hand it to the same kid again to examine.

She will find that the card is whole, and is a regular playing card.

The kids will now look at you as if you are a wizard or some other weird thing.
Show them how the trick was performed,
by sliding the real card into the frame again.
But this time, stop halfway down so the kids can see
the fake frame piece hidden inside.

In this way the kids can see how the trick was done,
and will realize that you're NOT a wizard
YOU'RE JUST A REALLY COOL TEACHER!

After the kids settle down,
say, "No matter what happens to you here on Earth...
God promises,"
Then read Revelation 21:5 again,
"Behold I make all things new!"

 

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JESUS TOOK THE NAILS

Have the kids read in their Bibles,
John 20:24-25
Thomas...said to them,
"Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails...I will not believe."

This Object Lesson is quite effectively accomplished using the
"Nails Through Coin" magic trick.

This trick can be purchased for about $10.00 from
various eBay "magic trick" stores

Or you can buy it elsewhere. Google it.
(The $10.00 will be well spent
since you can re-use this Object Lesson for years to come)

(Before you present this Object Lesson, exchange the plastic coin
that comes with the magic trick with a real coin of the same size -
and replace the plastic nails with some real 16 penny nails -
also you will need a small picture of Jesus)

Show the kids the coin.
Let one kid handle the coin to ensure it's a real coin.

Tell the kids,
"This coin represents you or me."

Place the coin in the round box and close the box,
making sure the lid clicks in the proper position.

Continue,
"Every time you sin, it's like pushing a nail through you."
Push a nail through the proper hole in the round box.
Make it look like you are having to really push hard to get the nail through.
The first nail will raise the coin on its edge inside the round box.
As you add the second nail, keep making it look like it's hard to do.
Then for the last nails, make it look easier.

Then tell the kids,
"The more you sin, the easier the nails go through you."

Place the round box with the nails above the picture of Jesus.
Then continue,
"But we don't have to worry about these nails,
because Jesus took our nails."

Push the round box down on the picture of Jesus so the nails come up.
As you remove the nails from the round box sitting on the picture of Jesus,
Say to the kids,
"When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He took our nails,
He took our sins."

When all the nails have been removed, lift the round box off the picture,
making sure the coin falls back into place, laying flat inside.

Open the round box, remove the coin, and say,
"And we are whole and complete, just as if we had never sinned!"

Let the kids examine the coin again.

Then be sure to let them know how the trick works.
You don't want the kids running around the church telling everyone
that you are a weirdo who does bizarre things in Sunday School!

 

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THE GOSPEL IN A NUTSHELL

There is one text in the Bible that has the essence of the Gospel in it.

It is John 3:16.
"For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish,
but have eternal life."


THIS IS INDEED GOOD NEWS !!!


This is the Gospel in a Nutshell:
God's Only Son Promises Eternal Life !

If you would like to have a
Gospel in a Nutshell
to use in your Church School class,
you can find instructions for making one,
by clicking on either NUTSHELL photo above.

 

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"APE-MAN" CHART

Copy this chart and hand it out everywhere.

 

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EVOLUTION ICON ?

Copy this picture and pass it out at school!

 

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WHICH IS DIFFERENT ?

Copy this little quiz and hand it out at school or in the library!

 

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