Tag Archive: forgiveness

Repentance Object Lesson

Object Lesson

Hand out the objects. Explain that each object can be used to handle stains on clothing. Ask the students how s/he would use her/his object to treat a stain: Spot Treater – apply to stain and wash later. Crayons/Markers – create a decoration around the stain, making it look pretty. Patch – cover stain. Wet Wipes – try to wipe away as much as you can. Explain that sin is…
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Unity – building bridges

Object Lesson

Lock all YW doors but one, place a piece of paper in the floor with the word obstacle printed on it. Place the bridge through the doorway and over the paper- the YW have to cross the bridge to come into the YW room. Don’t say anything about the bridge yet – after opening exercises starts have the laurel conducting give you a moment to speak- give scriptures on unity…
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Hatred has no place in the Gospel

Object Lesson

Invite the students to deface the picture of the disliked person. (throw darts, cut with a knife, punch nails into, scribble on with marker, etc.) After the students are finished remove the top picture to reveal the defaced picture of Christ or a reflective, mirrored surface (when we treat others unkindly, we destroy ourselves). Scriptures to discuss: Matthew 25:40: “…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it…
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You can’t change all your bad habits at once

Object Lesson

Hold in your hand five or six small balls or other small items, and tell the class that these represent a handful of weaknesses (our leader wrote names of some bad habits on paper and wrapped them around spools of thread like procrastination, lying, profanity, sleeping in, eating unhealthy foods). Select a student and ask him/her to try to overcome these weaknesses by catching them. Then throw the balls to…
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Repentance

Object Lesson

Show the white, hard-boiled egg to the class. Dip the egg into the colored water, and observe what happens. Have the class comment on what happens to the egg as you continue to dip it in the colored water. Explain that we are like the colored egg. Whenever we lower our standards or our actions to a worldly or physical level, we take on some of the characteristics of that…
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Rising above sin

Object Lesson

Begin this lesson by giving a brief explanation of what repentance is. Be sure to include the four basic steps: (1) regret for the sin, (2) abandonment of the sin, (3) confession, and (4) restitution. Display the strawberry basket, which is filled with the rocks. Each corner of the strawberry basket should have a helium-filled balloon tied securely to it. Application: Liken the stones to sins because they weigh us…
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Unburden yourself – adapted for children

Object Lesson

Read Pockets full of Rocks from the Friend. In short, a boy named Malcolm collected rocks everytime someone or something made him mad. I brought a bunch of rocks and made a boy stand in front of the room and as I read the story, we loaded him down with rocks, adding suspenders, a coat with many pockets and a backpack. We then discussed at the close of the story,…
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