Tag Archive: love

Share Your Light

Object Lesson

In a darkened room, light one of the candles with the match or lighter and explain that this candle can represent anyone. Use the lit candle to the light the other candle(s) and explain that when we share our testimonies of the Gospel (the Love of God, or the Light of Christ), our light does not diminish, but rather both candles glow brightly. Notice, also, that the more candles are…
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Who wants this one hundred dollar bill

Object Lesson

Ask the girls who wants this? They’ll all raise their hands. Then wrinkle the bill up, and ask them again “Who wants it now?”. When they all say, “I don’t care, I still want it!”. Throw it on the floor and rub it with your shoe. When they still want it, ask them if they’d want it if you put it in the toilet. Well, you get the idea. I’ve…
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Filled up at home

Object Lesson

One daughter recalls that her father demonstrated how children can fill each other’s needs within the family. “One time [dad] brought two buckets into the family room–one filled with water, one empty. Then he had each of us think of something that made us upset or frustrated or discouraged that day. For each thing we named, he took a cup of water out of the full bucket. Then he told…
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Pop Quiz

Object Lesson

During my second year of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the janitor who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how could I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before…
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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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It doesn’t matter what pot you’re in

Object Lesson

I taught the children the subject “Jesus Christ is my Example” by using 2 object lessons. I first displayed 2 exact plants planted in 2 different containers. One container was beautiful and the plant looked wonderful. The other container was chipped and awful looking and the plant appeared less desirable. I then had the children choose which plant they liked best. Of course, they chose the plant in the nice…
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