We can help others see God at work in their everyday lives by using Bible object lessons; think of these as modern day parables!
Jesus is the master teacher and chose to teach through parables and stories many times to help people better understand spiritual truths. Not only that, but He knew they, as well as us, would need reminders in our lives so that we would remember the lessons He taught.
There are also specific groups such as hunters or football players whose experience with an area will help them relate even more so to topic specific Bible object lessons. Jesus often talked about sheep with shepherds, taxes with tax collectors, etc. He reached people right where they were, and we are called to do the same!
Each season actually brings it's own objects for great seasonal & holiday object lessons such as Christmas lights, Valentine's candy, Easter eggs, and more!
Simple everyday objects can be used to teach amazing Bible study lessons for students of any age - children, youth, and yes, even adults! . Use a Swiss army knife to teach the importance of every believer in the Church. A balloon can help illustrate the story of the rich young ruler in Luke 12, or a broken pen & clock can be used to teach how God can turn failure into success! Simple but memorable Christian lessons to teach powerful Bible truths that will have lasting and practical effects.
There may however be times you need a creative Bible lesson for a specific age group.
Sometimes you may need more simplified Bible object lessons for younger groups of children including preschoolers.
"Simple object lessons for preschoolers" offers many inexpensive, quick ideas to relate Bible lessons to young children during any ordinary day.
When we owned and operated our Christian bookstores, we were able to become familiar with many of the top Christian publishers.
Group Publishing is one of the top publishers in creative teaching materials for children, youth and adults. A preview of one of their youth Christian object lesson books is available online with eleven great object talks that are free for your use. They are copyrighted though; so please don't reproduce them. You may, however, want to purchase the book from them. It contains a total of 50 innovative and interactive Bible lessons for youth (or really any age).
The Faith Metaphors: 50 Interactive Object Lessons for Youth Ministry preview offers the following Bible lessons:
Object Lesson Topics:
Cell phone/Following God (cell phone scavenger hunt)
Super glue/God's love
Cookie cutters/God's will
In a rush? Try our Object Lessons Index!