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Magnifying your Calling

Object Lesson

This object lesson requires a magnifying glass, a sunny day , a piece of paper, and just a regular piece of glass. Take your class or family outside and give one person the magnifying glass and another person the normal glass. See who can burn a hole in the paper. The lesson could take many direction after this: In order to get quickly to the heart of a problem with…
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Friendship Fudge

Object Lesson

Mix ingredients together by squeezing the bag and passing it around the group. Discuss friendship, teamwork, commitment, service, being part of a group, magnifying callings, etc — the possibilities are endless. When is is mixed together, roll it into a log and slice and serve. (You may need extra powdered sugar or you can eat it with spoons right out of the bag. ) (This object lesson would be especially…
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Put the Big Rocks in First

Object Lesson

One day this expert was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen…
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Every part is important

Object Lesson

I’m sure everyone knows what this is. Yes, it is a ballpoint pen. What do you think the most important part of this pen is? Many of you said the “ink”, that is a common answer. Let’s see how useful this ballpoint pen is. I need someone to volunteer to write with this pen, and see if it works properly. Let several kids try to use the pen. They will…
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Magnification

Object Lesson

Take your class or family outside and give one person the magnifying glass and another person the normal glass. See who can burn a hole in the paper. The lesson could take many direction after this: In order to get quickly to the heart of a problem with a solution, you have to have concentrated effort. Magnifying your calling means giving real concentration and the result is magified power, or,…
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Serve God

Object Lesson

Have a volunteer come up and put his/her arm in a sling then stand there while you give the rest of the object lesson. Ask the group or volunteer: What would happen to your arm if you left it in this sling and didn’t use it for a year? Listen to all comments and weave them into the rest of your presentation. Here is the direct quote from President Gordon…
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Every person is important – parable of the muffins

Object Lesson

The first batch of muffins were light and fluffy and everyone fights for the last one. The second batch seems to be taking a long time to bake and doesn’t look the same as the first. When they cool off they are hard and heavy. It is discovered that the missing ingredient, baking powder, Baking powder is the ingredient that is used in the smallest proportion when making muffins. Yet,…
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What will you reap?

Object Lesson

Show the class or family a new plot of ground that has just been dug up and prepared to be planted and ask: If this ground were left alone for a year just like it is right now, what would it look like? Would it have flowers and vegetables or would it have weeds and grass? The new ground represents each one of us. We must actively sow seeds of…
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