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How strong is your foundation?

Object Lesson

I have 2 small drawstring bags, one filled with Legos and one filled with junk (broken Popsicle sticks, small rocks, broken hunks of concrete, twigs, etc.) I have 2 children each come to the front of the room, in view of all, and build a house out of their materials, so we can then compare the different “houses”. Our good, carefully thought out decisions are like the legos. If we…
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Pebbles in the mouth

Object Lesson

Give each person a pebble and a small piece of candy. Instruct the class members to place the pebbles in their shoes and the candies in their mouths. Lead them in a short walk. (Although this walk works best outside, it can be adapted to a classroom situation if needed). After the walk, ask the group about their experience. Most will dwell on the discomfort of the pebble and say…
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It takes two

Object Lesson

For an object lesson regarding marriage, partnerships, working together, etc. I used a simple clothespin. I showed the class that if I only have one side of the clothespin it does not perform it’s full function. However, with the two sides of the clothespin being bonded together by the Lord the clothespin can perform it’s full function. In relationships if one side is trying to do it all, the relationship…
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Serve the biggest scoop

Object Lesson

Give A lesson on service.The teacher used ice cream scoops to teach an object lesson. He had two sizes of ice cream scoops and asked “If I were serving up some ice cream, which scoop would you want me to use?” Of course, everyone wanted the big scoop. He then explained that when we serve others, we are offering service to Christ and expressing our love and commitment to him….
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