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Experiment Upon the Word

Object Lesson

Decide beforehand which “theory” you are going to test. It could be something simple like theory of gravity, or something else that both you and your audience understand very well. I will use gravity for my example here. You say, “I am going to test the theory of gravity today. I have here some different size and weight of balls and marbles.” Now leave the items and go to the…
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Try it out

Object Lesson

As you’re explaining a Gospel principle that you really want others to come to know for themselves, pull out a piece of fruit, such as an apple, and begin eating it while you’re in the midst of your discussion. Continue your discussion as you normally would. Stop occassionally and tell the others how delicious the fruit you’re eating is! Then continue again with your discussion. After stopping and telling the…
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Staying Centered in the Gospel

Object Lesson

You need a lazy susan or turntables that go in your cupboard for your spices. Demonstrate in some way how the things in the center spin much slower and don’t fly off like the things on the outside. If you can’t have the demonstration then just have them picture the last time they were on a merry-go-round and have the class discuss what happens to a person in the dead…
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Want some cake?

Object Lesson

Bring in a beautifully baked cake into class. Ask the students if they would like a piece of the cake. Choose someone that says yes and with your hand grab out a piece of cake and slap it down on a plate and hand it to them. Of course, they will be shocked. Use this to show that the gospel is more attractive depending on how it is served. Then…
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