How to Write Your Own AWESOME Object Lessons

How to Write Your Own AWESOME Object Lessons

Object Lessons, Object Lessons
I am working on a series of How To videos to help get some practice in front of the camera and in the editing process. I still have a long way to go before I am smooth enough to be considered good, but I do think that this video has some neat ideas if nothing else. There are two versions of the video. The first one had examples for each category, but when I got to the end of the video it was over 20 minutes long. So I went back and edited a much shorter version that clocks in at just over 10 minutes. If even that is too much for you, just skip to the last minute to get a quick recap of the whole thing.
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Kinetic Sand Prayer Station

Kinetic Sand Prayer Station

Creative Prayers, Object Lessons, Prayer Stations
At our Winter Overnight a couple of days ago we did a time where we set up prayer stations. One of those stations you will find below. It used sand as a way to help students realize they were making impressions on the people around them. I didn't want to make a mess with real sand so I got some kinetic sand. Let me tell you this stuff is amazing! Check out my video below. It is now my favorite desk toy. So something a little sillier. Here is the text of the prayer station. I set up two bowls of kinetic sand for them to make impressions in. Read Acts 1:8 Right before He went back to live in Heaven, Jesus commanded his followers to take His truth around…
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Youth Lesson Activity: Character Sketch

Youth Lesson Activity: Character Sketch

Object Lessons
Sometimes I am pleasantly shocked when it comes to teaching students. Actually, I am probably surprised more often than not. This week we were talking about the personality of Jesus and trying to figure out what we could learn about him from the stories that were being told in the gospels. I wanted a way to help demonstrate what you could learn from the way people act as opposed to just what you are told about them. Often you can learn more by watching a scene than anyone could tell you if they described the people involved. I think this is why the gospels are full of Jesus stories rather than a long letter describing Jesus. They aren't a list of qualities, a resume, or even one friend describing someone…
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Squishy Circuits: An electric lesson for younger youth and children

Squishy Circuits: An electric lesson for younger youth and children

Object Lessons, Youth Lessons
The Idea: Use a simple circuit to light up some LEDs using "squishy circuits" to talk about sharing God's love with others. What are "squishy circuits" you ask? Squishy circuits are two specific types of homemade dough that you can use to create simple electrical circuits. You will need to create both a conductive dough and an insulating dough. Check out this link for the complete formula. For a very spunky description of squishy circuits be sure to see the video below. Bible Text: John 15:9-12 Main Point: Just like a circuit, God's love flows through us to others. What you will need: I put my group into teams of 3 and then gave each team the following items. So you will need one set of these items for every group…
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Bombardment: A Youth Object Lesson on the Armor of God

Bombardment: A Youth Object Lesson on the Armor of God

Games, Object Lessons
Spiritual Idea: In Ephesians 6:10-13 Paul tells the Christians in Ephesus to put on spiritual armor because the day of evil is coming. He warns them that their struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against a spiritual foe. To this end he says to put on the full armor of God. This object lesson is a fun way to talk about the need to protect yourself. Some of the projectiles thrown won't be very damaging, while some could be devastating. The same is true in our lives. Some attacks are easy to shrug off, but some could be devastating. That is why we need to put on the full armor of God. Bonus stuff: Any time you get students working together it is a good thing. Add to that the…
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