Halloween Object Lesson

Jesus and the Jack-O-Lanterns

This object lesson is perfect to use at Halloween. Something that people use as decoration will remind children how Jesus saves them from their sin.

Needed: 2 jack-o-lanterns. One should have a frown carved, and should be warped and ugly. It shouldn’t be cleaned out completely and shouldn’t have a light in it. If you can, leave it to rot for a few days. The more disgusting it is, the better. The second jack-o-lantern should be clean, with a smile on its face and a candle in it.

Everywhere you go at this time of the year, you see jack-o-lanterns. Did you know jack-o-lanterns can remind you of how Jesus saved you. Before Jesus came into your heart, you were like this jack-o-lantern. Show first jack-o-lantern. You were full of sin and dirty inside. You had no light inside you, and you were very unhappy. But Jesus came into your heart and cleaned all the sin inside. Show the second jack-o-lantern. He gave you peace and put a smile on your face. He even shines His light through you. So everywhere you go this Halloween, when you see a jack-o-lantern, let it remind you of what Jesus did when He saved you.

No Leftover Thanks Object Lesson

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving This is a great object lesson for the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

No Leftover Thanks

Verse:  Ephesian 5:20 (ICB)  Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Supplies Needed: Tupperware Containers

Read the verse and talk about how important it is to always give God thanks. Thanksgiving to God is more important than even eating Thanksgiving dinner.

Say this in your own words:

How many of you have some of these containers in your refrigerator? I always have lots of leftovers after Thanksgiving. Name some leftovers you might have. There’s one thing I don’t have leftover from Thanksgiving though. Thanksgiving is a day set aside to thank God for his blessings. But we shouldn’t give God thanks only on Thanksgiving. When we do that, it’s like serving God leftover thanks. We should thank God every day for his blessings. 

God’s Word – Your GPS Children’s Object Lesson

This object lesson/message is from Revival Fire for Kids curriculum, Building Foundations, available in March. Italics are used for when the teacher speaks.

Supplies needed: GPS, map, Bible

49-1013tm-cart-travelHold up the Bible. Explain that the Bible is like a GPS for life. It guides us through decisions we make.

Hold up the map. Talk about how when you were young, they didn’t have GPSs. People had to use maps. It was difficult because first you would have to find out where you were on the map. Then you’d have to figure out how to get where you were going. Demonstrate. Sometimes maps didn’t work well because the roads would change or there might be a road that was closed, and the map didn’t show it. Unfold the map and show how difficult it would be to use while driving.

8-1013tm-cart-travelI’m glad we don’t use maps anymore. The GPS is much easier to use.

If you’re lost, you can press “Go Home” and the GPS will guide you every step until you’re home. If you’re spiritually lost, you can turn to John 3:16 or the book of Romans, and the Bible will guide you on how to be saved.

If you don’t know which way to turn, the GPS will let you know when to turn right and when to turn left. If we don’t know which way to turn in life, we can pray and read God’s Word, and it will guide us by giving us wisdom on which way to go.

If there is road construction or congestion up ahead, a GPS will warn the driver. In the same way, God’s Word warns us away from danger.

If we want to go in a certain destination, we plug the address into the GPS. The Bible also has addresses.

The Bible is divided into two major sections. The Old Testament is at the beginning, and the New Testament is at the end. Each section is divided into smaller section with books. In the Bible, an address contains the book of the Bible, the chapter, and the verse. You can find anything using these addresses.

As great as a GPS is, it won’t do you any good unless you turn it on. In the same way, God’s Word won’t guide your life unless you read it and learn what it says.

A GPS plugs into a charger so the battery won’t die. When you read and study God’s Word, you’ll want to plug into a spiritual charger by asking God to help you understand what He is saying in God’s Word and how to apply it to your life.

Ready to Serve Christ Children’s Church Object Lessons and Sermon

Today, I’m posting three object lessons and the sermon for the lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. This will conclude the lesson. I hope you find it useful in your children’s ministry.

 

 

Focus Point:  God wants us to be Ready to Live For Christ, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel. 

Goal:  Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness.

Focus Verse: Be on your guard;  stand firm in the faith;  be men of courage;  be strong.                                                   1 Corinthians 16:13 

Object Lesson #1:  Police are always ready

Items Needed:  A police badge or hat and a walkie talkie.

           

This is a police badge or hat.  Police officers train to always be ready.  They learn to fire a gun and to drive a car fast.  They also learn how to act in every situation that comes up.  They are always ready to act.  If a robbery happens, they know exactly what to do.  If a man is speeding, they are ready to react if the man turns out to be a car thief who pulls a gun on them.  They don’t have to think about what to do.  They know what to do because they have been trained for every situation.  We should always be ready to do the right thing – to do what God wants.  If we train to be Christians by learning the Word of God, praying praising and going to church, we will know what God wants us to do and we will be ready to do it.

 

Police officers also carry radios like this one.  They always are listening to the radio so that they are ready to move if a crime happens.  We should always be listening to the Holy Spirit.  He will warn us when we are doing something that will get us in trouble.  If we are always ready to listen to him, he will help us to avoid temptation.

 

Object Lesson #2:  Fire Fighters Expect to Move

Items Needed:  Fire fighters hat or badge.

Fire fighter are always expecting a fire.  Whether they are sleeping, eating or watching TV, they are always listening for the alarm so that they can move quickly.  We can always expect God to move in our lives.  We can expect His Spirit to move in church services.  We can expect Him to help us.  We can expect Him to answer our prayer.  Just as a fire fighter is always expect a fire.  We can always expect the fire of God to move in our lives.

Object Lesson #3:  Doctors and Nurses are Determined

Items Needed:  Doctor’s bag, stethoscope or white coat.

Have any of you ever seen a TV show about an emergency room.  If you have, you know that when a patient is in a crisis, doctors and nurses are determined to save the patient’s life.  They will do whatever it takes to save the patient.  They will work for hours on their feet without taking a break to save the patient.  We need to have that determination to share Jesus with our friends who are not saved.  We need to be willing to do whatever it takes to help others know about Jesus and to lead them to Christ.  It’s not easy.  Sometimes people make fun of Christians.  Sometimes they don’t want to listen.  But we should have the same determination that doctors have when they want to save a patient.

Sermon:  Code Red 

Christians are ready, expecting and determined.

  • Are you ready to do what God wants in you’re life?
  • Are you expecting God to move when you pray?
  • Are you determined to do whatever it takes to live the Christian life and to share Jesus with others

Lead the children in a prayer of dedication. 

Salvation Gospel Illusion: Dissolving Sin

This is a great object lesson to use for Easter or for a salvation message.

Items Needed: 2 glasses, red food coloring, dissolvo paper (Dissolvo paper is available on the Internet of in magic shops. It dissolves when it comes in contact with water.)

Preparation: Fill one glass with water. Put 2 to 3 drops of food coloring in the bottom of the second glass.

I put what you’ll say to the children in italics.

Hold up the dissolvo paper. I want a very brave volunteer. Pick an older child or a worker. Say to the volunteer, write on this paper the worst sin you’ve ever committed. Don’t worry. Nobody’s going to look at it. While the volunteer is writing, tease him by saying things like Having trouble thinking of just one? Only one sin. We haven’t got all day.

Fold the paper in two and place it in the second glass. Hold the glasses up making sure to cover the food coloring with your hand. Pour the water into the second glass. Then pour it back and forth a few times. Tell the volunteer to dish the paper out of the water. Of course it’s gone. Talk about who when we accept Jesus as our savior, He removes our sin as far as the east is from the west, as if it never happened.