Object Lessons Zone

Getting children to understand spiritual truth is like threading a needle...

It is easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than for...

I don't mean to string you along, or hem you in, but the point of this Zone is to thread together all of the object lessons we've knitted together in this site. So don't get all wound up or get yourself in a ball just cut loose and tie these object lessons into the next yarn you are teaching. I know these puns are piercing, but like the man of the cloth said, "You reap what you sew!" Or sew they say!

See also: Why I Believe In Object Lessons by Barney Kinard

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All Access What Happened at the Cross

Jesus
All Access What if you used an Oscilloscope on God!?

Bible
All Access What Is It?

Christian Life
All Access What Makes A Gift a GIFT?

Bible
All Access What' s your FOCUS on?

Christian Life
All Access What use is this apple?

Christian Life
All Access What's Another Word for a Penny?

A penny is also called one cent. How a missionary is like a penny? A missionary is also one SENT.

Missions
All Access What's Inside Your Bread?

Christian Life
All Access Whats Inside?

Christian Life
All Access What's That Smelly Smell

Supplies needed: Dirty diaper pail with lid Dirty diapers (the older, the better!) Assortment of ladies perfume

Unconfessed Sin
All Access What's Wrong With My Plant?

We need to connect with God on a daily basis if we are to grow into the spiritual champions that He has planned for us to be.

Spiritual Growth
All Access Where are the other nine? (Thankfulness)

Christian Life
All Access Where does all this dust keep coming from?

Christian Life
All Access Where is the picture for this puzzle anyway?

Bible
All Access Which Way?

Salvation
All Access Which Way?

Jesus is the only way to heaven.

Bible
All Access Who Made God?

Christian Life
All Access Who needs a part time flashlight?????

Christian Life
All Access Who's the Boss?

Christian Life
All Access Whose Are You

Where we are or who we are is not as important as whose we are.

ChristianLife
All Access Why Does a Good God Allow Suffering?

An object lesson on why God allows suffering.

Christian Life
All Access Wild Thing

Man alone cannot tame his tongue.

ChristianLife
All Access Wishy Washy Christian

We need to feed our spirit just like we do our body. Except that we feed our spirit, Spirit food.

ChristianLife
All Access With Him, You Are Safe Even in Dangerous Places

Christian Life
All Access Without God We Can Do Nothing

Christian Life
All Access Wordless Crayons

Bible
All Access Words Stick!

Christian Life
All Access Working Together

Bible
All Access Worship is Like a Cookie

Bible
All Access You can't carry all that stuff!

Bible
All Access You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

This is patter you can use with 20th Century Silks and a Change Bag as an object lesson in talking about Jesus' ressurection. This is ONLY the patter. You'll have to buy the tricks to know the secret. This is meant to be done on Easter, but you can adapt it to fit any time of year.

Easter/Gospel Magic
All Access You can't keep Jesus Down!

A simple (cheap!) object lesson illustrating the resurrection.

Ressurection
All Access Your Name is Important

Christian Life
All Access You're Music in the Hand of the Master

Christian Life
All Access Yuck, don't step in that!

We will return to our sin unless we have the power of God to change us from the inside so that we stay away from it.

ChristianLife
All Access Animal Talk

People weren't paying attention to what God wanted to tell them... so, He became a man in the form of Jesus to help us understand. Here is a great lesson at Christmas time or to teach on the person of Jesus Christ.

God came to earth as a man
All Access Big Gift, Little Gift

Jesus' simple birth

Jesus Birth
All Access Buried Treasure

This object lesson is designed for older children, who might be getting a little complacent and think they "know it all". It looks at the reward of putting effort into studying the Bible.

Studying the Bible
All Access Deflated spirit

The object lesson will help them understand that they are not the person God intended without the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

Holy Spirit's Presence
All Access Do you have a best friend?

We need to make Jesus our very best friend. This lesson tells kids how to make that possible. You will need a best friends necklace.

salvation
All Access Dr. Jesus

God calls us and we are to respond by leaving everything behind and following him. The Best Doctor will heal us and allow us to become heirs. Then he starts to change the world through us.

Luke 5:27-32
All Access Feed Your Enemy

A woman wrote to "Pulpit Helps" to explain a miraculous lesson her family experienced. During one of their family Bible readings as new Christians, they ran across the verse, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him" (Romans 12:20). She writes.... (a lesson her son learned about loving an enemy at school.)

Loving Your Enemy
Starter First Things First Object Lesson

A simple, yet effective, way to show the importance of putting important things first in our lives.

Priorities
All Access Football Frenzy: Following God's Rulebook

Two team captain's argue whether or not the game plan that the coach gave them is indeed the best way to score a touchdown. Used as a correlation to following the Bible and what is says to what we think that we should do because it works for us (or so we think)

Following God's Word
All Access Footwear for Walking

I use one of every kind of footwear in my closet to illustrate walking with Jesus for little kids. I pull the shoes out of a bag one at a time and give the lesson for each one.

Walking with Jesus
All Access Full of Joy!

Use balloons to show kids how having the joy of the Lord can lift others up.

Joy, Positive Words, Encoragment
All Access Gideons story

This is an easy idea, can be adapted for your kids service. You tell the story, as the kids act it out on stage, have them dressed up. Have them do the motions, the faces, some of the words, as you direct them all. Good, easy way to tell the story of Gideon!

Gideon's story
All Access God can use small people for BIG jobs!

God can use small people for BIG jobs!

Gideon
All Access God sees something BIG inside of you!

God sees something BIG inside of you!

Gideon
All Access Great Gifts

What is the greatest gift you've ever gotten - what's the worst? Here's the best! This is a great opener for a lesson on salvation or on the person of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the Greatest Gift
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