Tag Archive: Object lesson

Feb 25

“Transaction or Transformation?” An object lesson for Lent, Week 3

I hope your Lenten season is going well, and that you and your church families are growing closer to the Lord as we all prepare for the coming of Easter. The lesson for the third week in Lent touches upon a theme, and a temptation, that I know I need instruction in order to avoid. …

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Feb 08

Knowing and Growing – a look in to a recent chapel lesson from our Resilience series

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Dear friends and church supporters, I thought it might be of interest to you to see an example of how I am integrating the themes of resilience building, and in particular the measures from the Children and Youth resilience Measure (CYRM-12+4), into our chapel times on campus. What appears below is part of the lesson …

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Dec 06

“Guess Who?” an object lesson for the 2nd week of Advent

Object lesson for Week 2 of Advent: “Guess Who?” Objects needed: A copy of the children’s game “Guess Who?” if you can find one. Theme/Main Idea: With Jesus’ birth, God entered into human history and gave God a face! In knowing Jesus, we have a chance to know God. In living our lives with Jesus, …

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Apr 04

“It ain’t over til it’s over!” A lesson for the 5th Sunday in Lent

The following lesson was included in Lenten materials produced for our ministry partners. It is written for a “children’s sermon” or object lesson in a Sunday school format. We hope it blesses you as we near the end of our Lenten journey to the cross. Easter is coming soon! –Chris.   Week 5: “It’s never …

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Dec 12

It helps to have all the information! – an object lesson for the 4th week of Advent

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Objects needed: a book of riddles, possibly an ‘object’ that ties into the riddle you choose to read for the children Theme/Main Idea: Riddles are fun—or “work”—because they use assumptions we make about things and turn them on their heads. Maybe it’s a word or phrase that has a double-meaning, but once we know the …

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Nov 30

Beyond the “Giving Tree” – an object lesson for the 2nd week of Advent

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Object needed: A copy of the book, “The Giving Tree.” Theme/Main Idea: Even when things seem hopeless, God gives us hope. When nothing is left of the tree but the stump, there is still life there… just waiting for the right season to spring up again. Shel Silverstein’s book, The Giving Tree, ends with an …

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Nov 16

A thank you to our supporters: FREE ADVENT MATERIALS!!

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By Otets at lb.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16297772 Once again, I would like to make available to you and your church free Advent children’s object lessons! While written primarily for a Children’s Sermon format, these object lessons could be used in a Sunday school setting, youth group, or even as sermon illustrations! Though written as …

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Apr 27

A story from chapel: from walls that protect us to walls that keep us imprisoned

The children each wrote down something on their "brick" in the wall that they felt was keeping them from having a better relationship with God and others

Recently, we did an object lesson called “the Wall” in chapel. We talked about how bad things happen in this world despite having a loving God that looks over us. We make bad choices at times that hurt us, and others make bad choices at times that hurt us. In general, there is a lot …

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Apr 06

“Snack Time!” A great way to connect our kids with the truths of God’s Word

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Who doesn’t like snacks? What’s NOT to love… a little something sweet, salty or savory to get us through until our next meal? Well, this spring and summer Chaplain Chris and the kids will be snacking on some tasty treats and “feasting” on God’s Word… learning what Jesus meant when he said, “One must not …

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Mar 14

“Pet Rocks Don’t Talk” – a lesson for Palm Sunday

Gary Dahl's pet rock "invention" made him a millionaire!

Objects needed: If possible, a “pet rock” decorated with eyes, mouth, etc. If not a “pet rock,” then just any old rock will do! Theme/Main Idea: Jesus wants us to use our words and actions to show that we know He is God’s Son and our Savior. Presentation: “Good morning, boys and girls! I have …

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