This Christian object lesson using a cell phone is an excellent salvation Bible study lesson to help teach how to come to God through Christ Jesus!
God desires for us to call on Him anytime and anywhere. Jesus is the only way to God the Father; salvation is through Him.
A cell phone
Romans 10:9-13; John 14:6; Jeremiah 29:12
Hold up a cell phone and ask if anyone has ever used one. Ask them about where and when they've used one.
Answers for where may include: in a car, outside, in the house, even on a boat. Answers for when may include: when I need information, when I need help, when I may be lost and not know directions, or when I just want to talk to someone.
Briefly relate a few instances of when you use your own cell phone.
Ask: Can you just call any number to reach my cell phone? No, you must know what my phone number is.
Ask: Did you know God wants us to call Him? He even gives us His number!
Read: Romans 10:12-13
"For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
God's number is J-E-S-U-S.
Romans 10:9-10 tells us how -
"That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."
We can't just call any number and reach God. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." There is no other way to call on God except through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Once we know Jesus, we can call on God anytime and anywhere. He says in Jeremiah 29:12 -
"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
Close this Christian object lesson by saying: We can have a phone, we can know someone's number, but until we choose to actually dial the number, we'll never reach them. It's our choice to call on God; we must act upon our choice. He's there anytime, anywhere and for anyone.
Prayer Time: Lead in a time of prayer including a time for those ready to receive Christ as their Savior and a time for others to remember Jesus is always there for us to call on Him.
(Sample prayer): Dear God, thank You for being right here right now. Thank you that we can call on You through Jesus. I pray if someone here that needs You as their Savior they’ll ask You now by praying something similar from their heart:
“Right now I want to ask you to come into my life and save me. I know I have sinned (done things that were wrong, they were against you and did not please you). I know I need you in my life, Jesus, and for you to forgive me and give me new life. Right now I choose You, Jesus; I trust You with my life now and forever. I want to live for You the rest of my life! Thank you for saving me; now help me to get to know You better each day and become more like You!”
You can also use a cell phone to teach a christian object lesson on being spiritually recharged and plugging into spending time with God through prayer & Bible study!