Tag Archive: sin

Don’t Let Evil Inside

Object Lesson

Items Needed: A raw egg, food coloring, hypodermic needle (see your local pharmacy), a clear bowl. Previous Preparation: Color the inside of the egg by injecting it with the needle full of food coloring. Lesson Idea: Show the egg.  Put it into the clear bowl.  Ask your family to tell you everything they know about an egg.  Describe an egg.  What is the egg’s potential?  What are its uses?  What…
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The Holy Ghost Brings us Comfort by Shining our path way with Light

Object Lesson

I was asked to speak at a Baptism on the Holy Ghost. The twin girls were 14 and new to the church. I purchased 2 small $1 flashlights and put them in simple gift bags. I spoke on the Gift of the Holy Ghost and used Scriptures that talked about how finding truth through the light of Christ and the Holy Ghost. I wove my talk around the power of…
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Prayer can ‘Topple’ Sin

Object Lesson

Prepare some dominoes for an object lesson (or something that could be used in place of dominoes). On the first domino attach the label, Prayer. Attach other labels such as hate, anger, pride, selfishness, greed, dishonesty, and so on. Use as many dominoes as you think advisable, labeling each. On the reverse side of each domino (except for the one labeled prayer), write labels naming the opposite of the sin…
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Steps for Repentance (Balloon)

Object Lesson

Explain that when we are free from sin we feel good, uplifted, free…like this balloon. However, when we make mistakes or choose poorly we are weighed down by our sin. As you discuss sin, place the rocks or blocks in a line in order on top of the balloon’s ribbon so that they are holding the balloon down with the label side down. Discuss the repentance process by lifting the…
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Repentance (steps for)

Object Lesson

Explain that the feather represents ourselves and place it on the kitchen scale. Add a pile of rocks on top of the feather. As you discuss each step towards repentance, take off a rock and label it as that step. When you have gone through all the steps, the “burden” should have been lifted from the feather, making it free again.

Cookie Dough

Object Lesson

This is not for the faint hearted! It is a little expensive, but well worth the cost for the lesson that is learned. Arrange the mixer and the ingredients on the table in a way so that everyone knows you are making chocolate chip cookies (or whatever your family favorite is). You’ve already got them thinking, “Cookies! Cookies!” from the time they walk in the door and look at the…
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Habitual sins are hard to break

Object Lesson

Could anybody name some bad habits? biting fingernails, swearing, smoking, eating too much, driving too fast, drinking too much alcohol, gossiping etc Do you kow anyone who has tried to break a bad habit and failed? I need someone quite strong to help with with this illustration “Please see if you can break this thread” give them a length of thread to break. “That’s good, you’re big and strong, you…
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Caramel Onion

Object Lesson

Show the class the caramel covered onion. Really talk up the “apple”. Tell them how delicious it is (they probably won’t need much convincing.) Invite a volunteer to eat it and describe to the others in the class how good it is. At this point, depending on the volunteer’s nature and how far you want to take the lesson, you can either ask the volunteer to take a big bite…
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