Tag Archive: trials

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.”

Life is a Journey- Not an Obstacle!

Object Lesson

This lesson is different than any ‘obstacle course’ object lesson, but it has a great point. Often times in life, we place obstacles in our way that really don’t need to be there. Such obstacles include our own weaknesses, sins, pride, grudges, drama, stress, envy- you name it! Other ‘obstacles’ might really not be obstacles at all, but we might choose to make them that way such as daily scripture…
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Trials

Object Lesson

Teach your students that sometimes our trials help us. Just like a postage stamp we may be licked, stamped, trodden on etc but as long as we stick to our destination (our Heavenly Father), we will get there in the end. Just like a postage stamp we have to “stick to it” and endure to the end.

Pebbles in the mouth

Object Lesson

Give each person a pebble and a small piece of candy. Instruct the class members to place the pebbles in their shoes and the candies in their mouths. Lead them in a short walk. (Although this walk works best outside, it can be adapted to a classroom situation if needed). After the walk, ask the group about their experience. Most will dwell on the discomfort of the pebble and say…
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