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 Getting Into the Bible - and Staying There!

An object lesson on how to get into the Word and stay there! In order to stay there, we need to know the Plan to follow.

Bible
All Access Gift from God

God gives each of us talents. Being a true Christian means using these God-given gifts to do the work God is calling us to do.

Giving Back to God
All Access Give me some more of that sweet stuff!

We need to be like a PEZ dispenser and always dispense sweet things out of our mouths.

Christian Life
All Access God Protects His Children

Just as Daniel was protected from the lions and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were protected from the fiery furnace, so can sand be put underwater and remain dry and a cloth burn without igniting. While not always God’s will to protect our earthly bodies, our heavenly bodies are protected by God by the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, if we seek it.

God's Protection of Our Heavenly Bodies
All Access God Wants You To Be Brand New!

Without Jesus we are broken and incomplete, but He wants to make us brand new. This lesson teaches where a new life in Christ begins. It can be used for a New Year's Eve event at your church. The attached PowerPoint can also be used to emphasize that "God Wants You to be Brand New".

Salvation
All Access God's First Valentines: Adam and Eve

I wanted to explain how God was proud and loved Adam and Eve before they ate the fruit. I also wanted the children to feel how God felt when he was disappointed but he still loved them both.

How God Forgives
All Access Good News and Beautiful Feet

3-part object lesson about spreading the Good News.

Evangelism
All Access Grow with God

The “Parable of the Sower”, as written in Mark 4:3-8, describes the Word of God given to his people. The “Parable of the Tenants”, as written in Matthew 25:14-30, describes our responsibility to grow His Word. In this demonstration, we sow our “seeds” in fertile soil, add nurturing agents, and watch the expansion of the Word grow 100 times instantly.

Growing in the Word of God
All Access Growing in Faith and Trust…

As children hold a string, they take a step back each time Joseph exercises faith and trust in God. The string is compared to faith the “size of a mustard seed” as Jesus explained in the parable of the Mustard Seed.

Faith, Trust, Growth
All Access Harry Potter Object Lesson: Love That Leaves a Mark

When YOU accept Jesus as your Savior, He wants to leave His mark on you - a transformed life! And in exchange for your giving your life to Him, He will protect you from the Enemy and the ultimate consequences of your sin.

Love
All Access Hiding God's Word in My Heart

In this great Children's Church object lesson we will teach the children the difference between memorizing for a moment and hiding God's Word in their heart.

Scripture Memory
All Access Hope That Does Not Disappoint Us

A simple puppet/skit needing only 2 people to perform.

The meaning of Christmas
All Access How Christians are like Pumpkins

How Jesus cleanes us up.

Salvation
All Access How God makes sin dissapear!

This great Children's Church experiment will drive home the lesson of God's forgiveness.

Forgivness
All Access It's Not the Outside, but the Inside that Counts

Jesus doesn't look at the outward appearance, He looks at our hearts.

A Heart of Jesus
All Access Jelly on Your Face

An excellent object lesson illustrating the power of the Word of God as a mirror to show us our sin and the need to ask for forgiveness

Confession of Sin
All Access King David Slimes Himself!

Even King David, a man after God's own heart, fell into sin. When he took another man's wife, he made his life really gross and nasty! But God (and only God) can fix that...

Sin, Forgiveness
All Access Leap of Faith

God has the strength. You have the faith. Together these can do anything. In this experiment, you will make a leap of faith and walk on water. Just as Peter had a chance to demonstrate his trust in God, so you can show your faith. You are not alone. Jesus is with you, always. You can be brave with Jesus.

You Can Be Brave with Jesus
Free Lemonade, Can't have One Without the Other

An object lesson to teach kids how to find that balance in sharing the Gospel without leaving anything out.

Sharing the Gospel
All Access Making the Right Decision

This object lesson illustrates that kids can be led by the Spirit of God, how to listen, and the results of following.

Being Led by the Spirit of God
All Access Measuring God’s Love

God's love is immeasurable

God's Love
Starter New Christian in Training

Comparing learning to live as a Christian to learning a team sport.

Discipleship
Starter New Life in Christ

This idea is from our Awana time lessons. It kept the attention of the clubbers and proved to be a fantastic example for them to relate to based on 2 Corinthians 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

New Beginning
All Access Nothing Else Will Satisfy

The world tries to make us think that riches, possessions and things are what truly satisfy, but Jesus is the only one who can truly and fully satisfy. The Three Amigos DVD clip, “the canteen scene,” illustrates how a trek through the burning desert turns into a desperate search for water. Sadly, nothing else will satisfy, but a refreshing drink of water.

Jesus brings salvation to Zacchaeus’s home
Free Nothing Gold Can Stay

A Savior has come with the power to turn water into wine, to shed His blood for our salvation.

Gospel Presentation
All Access Object Lesson

Taking something as simple as a potato and teaching a lesson on appearance in a way that kids will remember.

God Looks at the Heart
All Access On Sale

The Sabbath is for worshiping God and resting.

Sabbath
All Access One ‘Cent’ Missionary

An introduction to the Great Commission.

Great Commission
All Access Only the Penitent Man Shall Pass

One can spend their whole life doing good deeds to get into heaven, but no matter how much they tell the truth, how much money they give to charity, or how many people they help, in the end without faith in Jesus they are empty.

Good Works Will Not Save
Starter Opening Doors

Lesson Introduction for 3-5 year olds, who try to open boxes while learning about the figure of speech, "open doors"

Prayer
All Access Parable of the Talents Experience

Imagine your children getting a chance to live out the Parable of the Talents. Some will be wise, some will be foolish, but none of them will forget the lessons they will learn.One of the best ways for children to learn is when they experience something for themselves. Here is a great idea for your children’s church, kids club or special event where children get to act out the “parable of the talents”.

Lesson Reinforcement
Starter Peter the ROCK

Lesson Introduction for 3-5 year olds, who will relate building with rocks to the building of the Church

Peter, the Church, Jesus' divinity
All Access Pretzel Sunday

A unique idea to use on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. It can be a reminder to others of the meaning of Lent.

Sunday before Ash Wednesday
All Access Putting out Anger's Fire

An object lesson on what to do with angry feelings. Don't pour fuel on the flame - put it out!

anger
Starter Racing to the North Pole

Help the kids see we are all far from God's kingdom and need His forgiveness.  

Forgiveness, Grace, Salvation
All Access Salvation Message via a Science Experiment

Heating a balloon with a candle pops an empty balloon, just as one sin hurts our connection to God. But a balloon filled with water will not pop, even when put directly into a candle flame. The protection conferred from the ‘living water’ is similar to protection from salvation; both priceless yet free, both available to everyone, and both necessary for life, physical or eternal.

Salvation
All Access Salvation Slime Message

This Gospel presentation lesson involving slime could be used any time of year, but we used it for the "Wow" factor at Easter.

Salvation
All Access Satan lives, Jesus reigns on High

A PowerPoint on the subtle messages of Satan and how to combat them.

Don't be fooled by satan
All Access Satan's Lies and God's Truths

Object lessons, discussions, and game dealing with human temptation and perspective.  

Temptation
All Access Sin will catch you!

Learn how sometimes we can get away with sin, but sooner or later it will catch up with you.

Sin
All Access Smells of Eden

One of the amazing thing about Eve must have been the smells. Let your kids sniff and retain this passage about our beginning.

Smells to discuss Adam and Eve
All Access Strong as a Water Balloon

Every person was born with a desire to sin, but the Holy Spirit can help fight against sin. The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible and He can use that to help you know the right way to live.

Holy Spirit
All Access Teaching he Trinity Concept to Children

It is interesting the many ways we can illustrate the Trinity to children. Here are several creative ways that present this doctrine in simplicity.

Trinity
All Access Tearing the Wrappings Off the Present

God was tearing open the heavens on his gift to us. Opening up His present to us and telling us Jesus was His son and He was very happy with Him.

The Baptism of Jesus
All Access Ten Apples A Day

This object lesson is simple yet powerful in impressing on children the need to give God what’s due to him.

Offering
All Access Thank God for the Big and Small

The Bible say's in Ephesians 5:20 "Always give thanks to God for everything. This lesson reminds us how blessed we truly are and that we must give thanks to God for all things both big and small.

Thanksgiving Object Lesson
All Access The Amazing Disappearing Coin Trick

This is not a magic trick...it is a hilarious object lesson that points out the need to follow the directions and make the right choices.

Follow the Directions, Make Right Choices
All Access The Anger Bomb

An object lesson/short talk about anger.

Anger
All Access The Assumption Test

The world is constantly judging everything on the way it looks and it is easy for kids to fall in this same pattern. This object lesson is a good reminder that God looks at the heart and we need to do the same.

God Looks at the Heart
All Access The Best Gift

The best gift is not always the one that looks the best!

Christmas, Giving
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