Tag Archive: adversity

The Straight and Narrow Way

Object Lesson

Here is another object lesson from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “This isn’t so much of an object lesson, but the kids really responded to this. The straight and narrow path is, of course, straight and narrow, but that doesn’t mean that the elevation stays the same. There are hills to climb (challenges to face) and valleys to descend (difficulties that we will experience).”

Trials

Object Lesson

Here is an object lesson idea emailed to me from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “I took in a carrot and an egg. I asked [the students] what happened when they are boiled. One turns soft and the other turns hard even though the same thing happened to them. Same thing with trials: they can either make us hard or soft depending on how we choose to respond.”

Enduring together

Object Lesson

Tell the story of “The March of the Penguins” Talk about how the penguins had to endure together through the worst conditions in order to live. We as ward members will all go though hard times in our lives but if we can endure together our reward will be great. Like the penguins who’s reward is their offspring. I also had little chocolate penguins to hand out at the end…
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Persevere- turning a “failure” into a success

Object Lesson

Keep items hidden until required. I’ve got some amazing inventions to show you. Look at this pen – can you see what’s special about it? It never runs out, because it hasn’t got any ink in it. Don’t you think that’s wonderful? Look at this next invention – a special clock. Can you see what’s different about it? It never needs adjusting because it has no hands. Are you impressed?….
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Speaking Negatively about others or Being Judgemental

Object Lesson

Talk about how when we only focus on the negative aspects of a person that is all we see, we can’t see the good things about them. This is why it is dangerous to talk negatively about a person to others. This might form a wrongful negative opinion of that person in the minds of others. Also you could talk about not judging others before you know all the facts…
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Dip into your potential!

Object Lesson

We may start out as a neat individual (bare string) but for every trial we overcome (wax)(Everytime they say some trial the overcome or they overcame a fear they can dip their string into the wax making them a well rounded person with many talents! Then as they countinue to gather these talents and overcome these fear and obstacles that turn into talents they can let their light so shine!…
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Roses – Indoor and Outdoor

Object Lesson

Roses that are grown in a hot-house are very beautiful but their scent is weak. Why is that? Hothouse roses don’t have to develop a heavy scent to attract bees in order to flourish. They are fed, watered, and watched over by the gardener, all in ideal conditions. Outdoor roses face much harsher conditions: wind, rain, cold, heat, and bugs. Outside, roses must develop the strong rose scent in order…
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